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  3. India: An Overview
  • Stock Exchanges

    There are 23 stock exchanges in the country, 20 of them being regional ones with allocated areas

    Dec 13, 2010
  • SHIPPING

    Shipping plays an important role in the transport sector of India's economy. Approximately 95 percent of country's trade volume (70 percent in terms of value) is moved by sea.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • ROADS

    India has one of the largest road network in the world, aggregating to about 3.314 million kms. at present. The country's road network consists of Expressways, National Highways, State Highways, major District Roads, other District Roads and Village Roads.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • REVENUE

    The Department of Revenue exercises control in respect of revenue matters relating to direct and indirect Union taxes through two statutory boards, namely, Central Board of Direct Taxes and the Central Board of Excise and Customs. This Department is also entrusted with the administration and enforcement of controls and regulatory measures provided in the enactments concerning Central sales tax, stamp duties, gold control, foreign exchange and other relevant fiscal statutes.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was established under the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 on 1 April 1935 and nationalised on 1 January 1949. The Bank acts as banker to the Central Government, state governments, commercial banks, state co-operative banks and some of the financial institutions.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • REGIONAL RURAL BANKS

    Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) had been established to take the banking services to the doorsteps of rural masses especially in remote rural areas with no access to banking services. These banks were originally intended to provide institutional credit to those weaker sections of the society at concessional rate of interest, who depend on private money-lenders.

    Dec 13, 2010
  • RAILWAYS

    The Railways in India provide the principal mode of transportation for freight and passengers. The Indian Railways have been a great in integrating force for more than 150 years.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • PUBLIC FINANCE

    Power to raise and disburse public funds has been divided under the Constitution between the Union and the state governments. Sources of revenue for Union and states are, by and large, mutually exclusive, if shareable taxes and duties between them are excluded.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • PLANNING COMMISSION

    The Planning Commission was set up in 1950, as an advisory body, the Prime Minister being its ex-officio Chairman. The Planning Commission is concerned broadly with economic planning and organizing the planning, but not implementing it.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • PHARMACY COUNCIL OF INDIA

    The Pharmacy council of India is statutory body constituted under the Pharmacy act, 1948. It is responsible for regulation of pharmacy education and practice of profession in the country for registration as a pharmacist.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMMES

    The National Anti-Malaria Programme is the world’s biggest health programme against a single communicable disease and continues to be the country’s most comprehensive and multi-faceted public health activity. Earlier deaths due to malaria were completely eliminated.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • NABARD

    National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) came into existence on 12 July 1982. NABARD was established for providing credit for promotion of agriculture, small-scale industries, cottage and village industries, handicrafts and other allied economic activities in rural areas with a view to promoting integrated rural development and securing prosperity of rural areas.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • MINTS AND PRESSES

    India Security Press, Nasik Road functionally consists of two units, a Stamp Press and Central Stamp Depot. Stamp Press prints postal stationery, postal and non-postal stamps, judicial and non-judicial stamps, RBI/SBI cheques, Bonds, National Savings Finance Certificates, Indira Vikas Patras, Kisan Vikas Patras, Postal Order, Passports, Promissory Notes and such other security documents as may be required by the Central and state governments.Central Stamp Depot deals with the supply of finished products to the indentors.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • MINISTRY OF FINANCE

    The Ministry of Finance is responsible for administration of finances of the Government. It is concerned with all economic and financial matters affecting the country as a whole including mobilisation of resources for development and other purposes.

    Dec 11, 2010
  • MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA

    The Medical Council of India (MCI) was established as a statutory body under the provision of the India Medical Council Act, 1933 which was later replaced by the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. The IMC Act, 1956 was further amended in 2001.

    Dec 11, 2010