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By  NewsGram Staff Writer

The Central government has announced a national manufacturing policy to enhance the share of manufacturing in GDP to 25% paving the way for 100 million jobs in the coming years.  Nirmala Sitharaman informed that the Government has taken a number of important steps to gear up the manufacturing sector.

An investor facilitation cell has been created to make the investment process easy and accessible for  investors. Make in India’s web-portal will be used for the dissemination of information on twenty five sectors along with details of FDI policy, National Manufacturing Policy, Intellectual Property Rights, Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor and other National Industrial Corridors.

Fourteen  services cutting across Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Employee’s State Insurance Corporation (ESIC), Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Reserve bank of India and Department of Corporate Affairs have been integrated with the eBiz portal to improve ease of doing business in India.  For trading across borders the requirement of forms has been brought down to three. The process of registration with Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation and Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has been made on line and real-time.

A unified portal for registration of units for LIN, reporting of inspection, submission of returns and grievance redressal has been launched by the Ministry of Labour & Employment.  The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion has advised Ministries and State Governments to simplify and rationalize the regulatory environment through business process reengineering and use of information technology.

A large number of components of Defence Products’ list have been excluded from the purview of Industrial Licensing. Dual use items, having military as well as civilian applications (unless classifieds as defence items) have been excluded from requirement of Industrial Licence from Defence angle.

The application process for Industrial Licence and Industrial Entrepreneur’s Memorandum has been made easy by simplifying the form and making the processes online 24×7. The validity period of Industrial Licence and security clearance from Ministry of Home Affairs has been increased. The process of registration with Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation and Employees’ State Insurance Corporation has been made on line and real-time.

The process of obtaining environment and forest clearances has been made online. Partial commencement of production is being treated as commencement of production of all the items included in the licence.

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Dusshera In Delhi Casts A Dark Blanket, Air Quality Worsens

System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) labelled NCR's air quality as toxic

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Delhi's air quality drastically dipped during Diwali. Wikimedia Commons
Delhi's air quality drastically dipped during Diwali. Wikimedia Commons

The National Capital and the regions around it continue to suffer a “very-poor” air quality on Friday, which according to experts, may worsen due to combined effects of Dussehra and meteorological reasons such as low winds in Delhi.

Between 6pm to 8pm, over 48 areas across the National Capital Region — 36 from Delhi alone — suffered ‘very poor air-quality’ with pollutants registering over four times the national safety standards.

Weather analysts say this may worsen as Delhi currently has very light variable winds with no definite directions, which is likely to help in aggregating the pollutants.

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In New Delhi, levels of the most dangerous particles in the air are sometimes 10 times higher than the safe limit, the survey noted. wikimedia commons

“Delhi has a negligible wind speed and morning temperatures are low. Also, many effigies were burnt across the region on Dussehera. This will push up the pollution levels,” said Mahesh Palawat, director private weather forecasting group, Skymet.

The air-quality was already ‘severe’ at Anand Vihar in east Delhi and Rohini in north Delhi, Bawana in northwest Delhi, Mundaka in West Delhi and Bhiwadi in Rajasthan, acoording to the real-time monitoring taken up around 8pm by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The average presence of major pollutant PM2.5 or particle with diametre less than 2.5mm, was 129 unit across Delhi-NCR and 133 units in Delhi, which is more than twice the national safe limits. Rohini was the most polluted with PM2.5 concentration at 166 units, about three times the safe limits.

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Air pollution can also damage your kidneys. wikimedia commons

The permissible range or PM2.5 is 60 as per national standards and 25 by the international standards.

At 4pm, the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Delhi was 276 marked ‘poor’ against ‘moderate’ mere 48 hours back.

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Meanwhile, System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) labelled NCR’s air quality as toxic and recommended keeping relief medicine handy. SAFAR advised everyone to avoid tiring outdoor physical activity. (IANS)