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Coir Board

Coir Board

The Coir Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India under the Coir Industry Act 1953 (No. 45 of 1953) for the promotion and development of the coir (coconut fibre) industry in India.

Coir, the natural, versatile, golden fibre, extracted from the coconut husk, and used for making a range of live-in-style interior décor, products weaves the life of over half a million people along the coastal belt and rural regions. The coir industry employs more than 7 lakh (700,000) people, a majority of whom are from rural areas who belong to economically weaker sections of society. The coir industry is one of India's traditional industries that is economically important.

Coir Board is based in Kochi and Alappuzha. The head office of the Coir Board is in Kochi and the research and training office is in Kalavoor, Alappuzha. The Coir Board has regional offices in different parts of India, wherever there is a significant industry presence. The board works for the promotion, research, education, and training of the industry. The board functions under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

Coir Board hand-held the coir industry during the last six decades and is steering it to a more vibrant future, through a metamorphosis. The developmental activities and policy interventions of the Board will stimulate the faster development of coir industry in all coconut producing states. The proliferation of the coir industry to non-traditional areas have eventually contributed to the rural employment generation and gender empowerment. The Board is going ahead with novel ideas and untiring efforts for developing a healthy domestic market for coir.

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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL)

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited was incorporated on 15th september 2000 and is one of the largest & leading public sector units providing comprehensive range of telecom services in India. It took over the business of providing of telecom services and network management from the erstwhile Central Government Departments of Telecom Services (DTS) and Telecom Operations (DTO), with effect from 1st October‘ 2000 on going concern basis.

BSNL is the only service provider, making focused efforts & planned initiatives to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in ICT sector. In fact there is no telecom operator in the country to beat its reach with its wide network giving services in every nook & corner of the country & operates across India except New Delhi & Mumbai. Whether it is inaccessible areas of Siachen glacier or North-Eastern regions of the country, BSNL serves its customers with a wide bouquet of telecom services namely Wireline, CDMA mobile, GSM mobile, Internet, Broadband, Carrier service, MPLS-VPN, VSAT, VoIP, IN Services, FTTH, etc

BSNL has installed Quality Telecom Network in the country & now focusing on improving it, expanding the network, introducing new telecom services with ICT applications in villages & winning customer's confidence. Today, it has about 36.42 million line basic telephone capacity, 7.13 million WLL capacity, 95.96 million GSM capacity, 34,727 fixed exchanges, 1,17,090 GSM BTSs, 9,594 CDMA Towers, 102 Satellite Stations, 7,73,976 RKm. of OFC, 4751 RKm. of microwave network connecting 646 districts, 4519 cities/towns & 6.25 lakhs villages.

BSNL has set up a world class multi-gigabit, multi-protocol convergent IP infrastructure that provides convergent services like voice, data & video through the same Backbone & Broadband Access Network. The company has vast experience in planning, installation, network integration & maintenance of switching & transmission networks & also has a world class ISO 9000 certified Telecom Training Institute.


- Be the leading telecom service provider in India with global presence
- Create a customer focused organization with excellence in customer care, sales and marketing
- Leverage technology to provide affordable and innovative telecom. Services/products across customer segments

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Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO)

Housing and Urban Development Corporation (Hudco) was set up in 1970 by the Government of India to accelerate the pace of housing and urban development in the country. A Public Sector Company, under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Hudco has been a key partner with the Government in building assets for the Nation by providing loans for housing and urban infrastructure projects in India. Hudco has been conferred the status of Miniratna (Category-I Public Sector Enterprise) by the GoI.

With its consistent successful performance and service to the Nation, Hudco has established itself as a premier techno-financing company. Apart from the financing operations, Hudco offers consultancy services, promotes research and studies and help propagate use of local building materials, cost-effective and innovative construction technologies.

In its operations, Hudco lays a considerable emphasis on the housing need of the "deprived"- that is Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low-Income Groups (LIG). Hudco is a unique institution with its motto of "Profitability with Social Justice". In times of crisis like earthquakes, cyclone, floods, tsunami etc, Hudco has extensively contributed in the rehabilitation of the calamity affected households, through its technical and financial help for housing reconstruction.

Hudco classifies its housing finance loans into social housing, residential real estate and retail finance, which is branded as HUDCO Niwas (collectively, “Housing Finance”). Hudco's borrowers under Urban Infrastructure Finance are primarily State Governments and their agencies. With respect to urban infrastructure finance, Hudco makes loans for projects relating to:

- water supply
- roads and transport
- power
- emerging sectors, which includes SEZs (special economic zones), industrial infrastructure, gas pipelines, oil terminals and telecom sector projects
- commercial infrastructure and others, which includes shopping centres, market complexes, malls-cum-multiplexes, hotels and office buildings
- social infrastructure and area development and
- sewerage, drainage and solid waste management (collectively, “Urban Infrastructure Finance”)

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Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI)

Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) was established in 1986, under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India with major objectives:

• To Develop Human Resources within the country by imparting appropriate knowledge and skills to promote the rapid growth of footwear and allied industry in the country.
• To provide and develop appropriate infrastructure for the Indian footwear industry to enable it attain international standards of production and
• To particularly promote the growth of export production of quality footwear and allied products from the country.

FDDI is playing a key role in imparting education, facilitating the Indian industry by bridging the skill gap in the areas of footwear, leather accessory & life style product, and because of its continuous contribution towards nation building, FDDI has been granted the status of “An Institution of National Importance” under the FDDI Act 2017.

FDDI is a premier academic and training institution dedicated to the development and growth of the footwear & product, leather products, retail and fashion merchandise and fashion design sectors. FDDI has pan India presence with 12 state-of art campuses spread across the country. It has world class infrastructure & facilities (equipped with smart class rooms, workshops with latest machineries & equipments, high tech IT lab, high end product development centre, international testing centre, comprehensive library, auditorium & sports facilities, and in campus hostels etc.), created across the functional domain to ensure international standards of higher education, training & delivery for footwear, leather products, retail and allied industries - 360° interventions under one umbrella.

FDDI offers Bachelor and Master degree programmes in the areas of Footwear Design & Production, Production and Management and Retail & Fashion Merchandise, Leather Goods and Accessories Design and Fashion Design, besides offering short term Industry specific programmes.

FDDI is known for nurturing high end trained specialized professionals through its programmes. The Institute has a strong Alumni base and strong industry linkage. Almost all the leading Industries of the country are associated with the Institute and have a key participation in academic matters such as programme design, curriculum upgradation, expertise lectures, as academic and governing council members etc. Due to the excellent quality of skill development, contemporary industry oriented curriculum and hands on experience on state of the art machine and workshops, FDDI holds an excellent record of placements in the industry.

The Institute is awarded with prestigious certifications and accreditations such as ISO 17025 accreditation by DakkS- Germany, SATRA Technology Center- UK, ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 Certification and Bureau of Indian Standard Certification among various others.

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Airports Authority of India (AAI)

Airports Authority of India (AAI) was constituted by an Act of Parliament and came into being on 1st April 1995 by merging erstwhile National Airports Authority and International Airports Authority of India. The merger brought into existence a single Organization entrusted with the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure both on the ground and air space in the country.

Airports Authority of India (AAI) manages a total of 125 Airports, which include 11 International Airports, 08 Customs Airports, 81 Domestic Airports and 25 Civil Enclaves at Defence Airfields. AAI provides air navigation services over 2.8 million square nautical miles of air space.

AAI also provides Air Traffic Management Services (ATMS) over entire Indian Air Space and adjoining oceanic areas with ground installations at all Airports and 25 other locations to ensure safety of Aircraft operations.

The functions of AAI are as follows:
• Design, Development, Operation and Maintenance of international and domestic airports and civil enclaves.
• Control and Management of the Indian airspace extending beyond the territorial limits of the country, as accepted by ICAO.
• Construction, Modification and Management of passenger terminals.
Development and Management of cargo terminals at international and domestic airports.
• Provision of passenger facilities and information system at the passenger terminals at airports.
• Expansion and strengthening of operation area, viz. Runways, Aprons, Taxiway etc.
• Provision of visual aids.
• Provision of Communication and Navigation aids, viz. ILS, DVOR, DME, Radar etc. In addition to in house flight calibration of nav aids, AAI also undertakes flight calibration of nav aids for Air force, Navy, Coast Guard and other private Airfields in India.

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The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI)

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) came into existence on 27th October 1986 for development and regulation of inland waterways for shipping and navigation. The Authority primarily undertakes projects for development and maintenance of IWT infrastructure on national waterways through grant received from Ministry of Shipping. The head office of the Authority is at Noida. The Authority also has its regional offices at Patna, Kolkata, Guwahati and Kochi and sub-offices at Allahabad, Varanasi, Bhaglapur, Farakka, Hemnagar, Dibrugarh (Assam), Kollam, Bhubaneswar (Odisa) and Vijayawada(A.P.).

India has about 14,500 km of navigable waterways which comprise of rivers, canals, backwaters, creeks, etc. About 55 million tones of cargo is being moved annually by Inland Water Transport (IWT), a fuel - efficient and environment -friendly mode. Its operations are currently restricted to a few stretches in the Ganga-Bhagirathi-Hooghly rivers , the Brahmaputra, the Barak river, the rivers in Goa, the backwaters in Kerala, inland waters in Mumbai and the deltaic regions of the Godavari - Krishna rivers. Besides these organized operations by mechanized vessels, country boats of various capacities also operate in various rivers and canals. and substantial quantum of cargo and passengers are transported in this unorganized sector as well.

Functions of IWAI:

• National Waterways
Navigation,Infrastructure and Regulations
Fairway Development
Coordination of IWT with other modes

• General
Advise Central Govt.
Carry out hydrographic surveys
Assist State Governments
Develop consultancy services
Research & Development
Classification of waterways
Standards & safety

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The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) was established by the Government of India under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by the Parliament in December, 1985. The Act came into effect from 13th February, 1986 by a notification issued in the Gazette of India. The Authority replaced the Processed Food Export Promotion Council (PFEPC).

APEDA is mandated with the responsibility of export promotion and development of the following scheduled products:
- Fruits, Vegetables and their Products
- Meat and Meat Products
- Poultry and Poultry Products
- Dairy Products
- Confectionery, Biscuits and Bakery Products
- Honey, Jaggery and Sugar Products
- Cocoa and its products, chocolates of all kinds
- Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
- Cereal and Cereal Products
- Groundnuts, Peanuts and Walnuts
- Pickles, Papads and Chutneys
- Guar Gum
- Floriculture and Floriculture Products
- Herbal and Medicinal Plants

In accordance with the Act, the following functions have been assigned to the Authority:
- Development of industries relating to the scheduled products for export by way of providing financial assistance or otherwise for undertaking surveys and feasibility studies, participation in enquiry capital through joint ventures and other reliefs and subsidy schemes
- Registration of persons as exporters of the scheduled products on payment of such fees as may be prescribed
- Fixing of standards and specifications for the scheduled products for the purpose of exports
- Carrying out inspection of meat and meat products in slaughter houses, processing plants, storage premises, conveyances or other places where such products are kept or handled for the purpose of ensuring the quality of such products
- Improving of packaging of the Scheduled products
- Improving of marketing of the Scheduled products outside India
- Promotion of export oriented production and development of the Scheduled products
- Collection of statistics from the owners of factories or establishments engaged in the production, processing, packaging, marketing or export of the scheduled products or from such other persons as may be prescribed on any matter relating to the scheduled products and publication of the statistics so collected or of any portions thereof or extracts therefrom
- Training in various aspects of the industries connected with the scheduled products
- Such other matters as may be prescribed

In addition to this, APEDA has been entrusted with the responsibility to monitor import of sugar.

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SERVO – Complete Lubrication Solution

SERVO brand from IndianOil is the brand leader among lubricants and greases in India and has been conferred the “Consumer Superbrand” status by the Superbrands Council of India. Recognised for its brand leadership by the World Brand Congress and as a Master Brand by CMO Asia, SERVO has now carved a significant niche in over 28 countries across the globe.

SERVO Lubricating oils meet the requirements of all core industrial sectors of India spanning defence, railways, cement, coal, steel, sugar, power, marine, surface transport, engineering, fertilizers, etc. SERVO grades of lubricants are patronized by these core sector industries for over five decades now.

With over 1000 commercial grades and over 1,500 formulations encompassing literally every conceivable application, SERVO serves as a one-stop shop for complete lubrication solutions in the automotive, industrial and marine segments. Recognized for cutting-edge technology and high-quality products, SERVO is backed by Indian Oil’s world-class R&D and an extensive blending and distribution network.

In the retailing segment, besides IndianOil fuel stations, SERVO range of lubricants is available through a network of a unique SERVO Stockist Management System (SSMS) across the country. The products are available in every corner of the country through various retailing initiatives like SERVOXPRESS stations, bazaar outlets and thousands of auto spare parts shops across the country along with a unique concept of Gramin SERVO Stockists to reach the rural hinterland.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil) is India's largest commercial enterprise and is ranked 119th among the world's largest corporates (and first among Indian enterprises) in the prestigious Fortune ‘Global 500’ listing for the year 2015. As India's flagship national oil company, with a 33,000-strong work-force, IndianOil has been meeting India’s energy demands for over half a century. With a corporate vision to be 'The Energy of India' and to become 'A globally admired company,' IndianOil's business interests straddle the entire hydrocarbon value-chain – from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of petroleum products to exploration & production of crude oil & gas, marketing of natural gas and petrochemicals, besides forays into alternative energy and globalisation of downstream operations.

IndianOil's Technical Service Engineers are available on call to provide onsite Tribology consultancy and value added services. Backed by incisive knowledge of equipment, processes and machinery, IndianOil team can provide solutions to just about anything - automotive or industrial. For complete lubrication solutions, SERVO has ready answers for you.

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Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER)

The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) is responsible for the matters relating to the planning, execution and monitoring of development schemes and projects in the North Eastern Region. Its vision is to accelerate the pace of socio-economic development of the Region so that it may enjoy growth parity with the rest of the country.

Northeast India is the eastern-most region of India. It comprises eight states - the contiguous Seven Sister States viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura, and the Himalayan state of Sikkim.

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Ministry of Electronics and Technology (MEITY)

The Ministry of Electronics and Technology previously known as "The Department of Information Technology", was renamed as the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) in 2012. DeitY was made into full-fledged ministry on 19 July 2016, which henceforth is known as the Ministry of Electronics and Technology, bifurcating it from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Functions of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology:
1. Policy matters relating to information technology; Electronics; and Internet (all matters other than licensing of Internet Service Provider)
2. Promotion of internet, IT and IT enabled services
2 A. Promotion of Digital Transactions including Digital Payments
3. Assistance to other departments in the promotion of E-Governance, E- Commerce, E- Medicine, E- Infrastructure, etc
4. Promotion of Information Technology education and Information Technology-based education
5. Matters relating to Cyber Laws, administration of the Information Technology Act. 2000 (21 of 2000) and other IT related laws
6. Matters relating to promotion and manufacturing of Semiconductor Devices in the country excluding all matters relating to Semiconductor Complex Limited (SCL), Mohali
7. Interaction in IT related matters with international agencies and bodies e.g. Internet for Business Limited (IFB), Institute for Education in Information Society (IBI) and International Code Council – on line (ICC)
8. Initiative on bridging the Digital Divide: Matters relating to Digital India Corporation (DIC) [earlier Media Lab Asia (MLA)]
9. Promotion of Standardization, Testing and Quality in IT and standardization of procedure for IT application and Tasks
10. Electronics Export and Computer Software Promotion Council (ESC)
11. National Informatics Centre (NIC)
12. Initiatives for development of Hardware/Software industry including knowledge– based enterprises, measures for promoting IT exports and competitiveness of the industry
13. All matters relating to personnel under the control of the Ministry
14. Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI)

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The Digital India programme is a flagship programme of the Government of India with a vision to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

The Digital India programme is centred on three key vision areas:

• Digital Infrastructure as a Core Utility to Every Citizen
Availability of high speed internet as a core utility for delivery of services to citizens
Cradle to grave digital identity that is unique, lifelong, online and authenticable to every citizen
Mobile phone & bank account enabling citizen participation in digital & financial space
Easy access to a Common Service Centre
Shareable private space on a public cloud
Safe and secure cyber-space

• Governance and Services on Demand
Seamlessly integrated services across departments or jurisdictions
Availability of services in real time from online & mobile platforms
All citizen entitlements to be portable and available on the cloud
Digitally transformed services for improving ease of doing business
Making financial transactions electronic & cashless
Leveraging Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) for decision support systems & development

• Digital Empowerment of Citizens
Universal digital literacy
Universally accessible digital resources
Availability of digital resources / services in Indian languages
Collaborative digital platforms for participative governance
Citizens not required to physically submit Govt. documents / certificates

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Doordarshan- a division of Prasar Bharati- is the Indian public service broadcaster. It is one of the largest broadcasting organisations in the world in terms of the studios and transmitters. Doordarshan has a three tier programme services – National, Regional and Local.

The National programmes emphasise on events and issues of interest to the entire nation. These programmes includes news, current affairs, magazine programmes and documentaries on science, art, culture, environment, social issues, serials, music, dance, drama and feature films. The regional programmes are beamed on DD National at specific time and also on the Regional Language Satellite Channels, which caters programmes for interests of a particular state in the language and idiom of that region. The local programmes are area specific and cover local issues featuring local people.

DD National (DD1)- the flagship channel of Doordarshan- is the state-owned general interest terrestrial television channel in India. It is the most widely available terrestrial television channel in India.

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