Anurag Thakur, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs speaking at a press conference in Shimla said that the Union government has taken effective steps to deal with economic slowdown and the country would soon recover from the slump.
Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur visited Barsar in Himachal in order to interact with the people of his constituency and discuss their problems.
PM Narendra Modi has urged people to give up single-use plastic and towards that end, the first target date has been set as October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Centre proposes to collect and dispose of 10,000 t of single-use plastic objects from all over India by that date.
In a meeting with Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the Finance Ministry for increasing the number of banks in rural areas.
At World Water Week, the $4bn Namami Gange project attracted the attention of many water experts from across the world. Delegations from Canada, UK, South Africa, Sweden and other countries wanted to learn more about the Ganga rejuvenation project
The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced several measures to decrease the burden on the private sector, including removing the controversial surcharge on Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs).