Reefer Vehicle Call-In Centre launched
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh launched a Reefer Vehicle Call-In Centre in New Delhi on Thursday.
It would facilitate smoother transportation of perishable goods by providing redressal to issues that reefer van operators face on the highways.
The minister said that the cold chain sector is fast growing, and key products including fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, dairy products, confectionery and pharmaceuticals are critically dependent on it.
The RVC will help crate a database of bottlenecks and their types across the national highways.
According to him, the initiative, perhaps first of this kind in the world would provide help in registering the complaints of more than 30,000 vehicles carrying perishable goods like vegetables and fruits.
They can register their complaints on toll free number 18002676223. Complaints may include extortion, transit delays, harassment, etc.
The RVC is a joint initiative by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, National Centre for Cold-chain Development (NCCD) and Mahindra Logistics.
Singh further said that interspersed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of introducing e-governance measures, particularly in the agriculture sector, the call-in-centre will help in enhancing overall productivity by improving connectivity.
29 Jan 2008 - 2:48pm | editor
The Congress is heading for a landslide victory in the overall scenario even as the ruling party is losing support in some of its strongholds. In Tinsukia, Sivasagar, Sonitpur and Dhubri the party is showing excellent performance while the Asom Gana Parishad is also improving its performance in some places. The counting of votes are still going on. According to state election commission information, the counting will be over by Wednesday as there was no use of electronic voting machines this time. Meanwhile, jubilation is there among the wining candidates and their supporters. There is report that a counting officer died of stroke at the Gordon High Secondary School in Nalbari in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the AUDF leaders have alleged rigging by the ruling party and they say they are quite satisfied with the result. The AGP leaders also say they have reasons to celebrate.
24 Feb 2010 - 12:06am | editor
In yet another significant development that can expedite the soon-to-be-kickstarted peace process with the government, a TADA court in Guwahati granted bail to ULFA vice chairman Pradeep and central publicity secretary Mithinga Daimary. The jailed ULFA top gun duo are expected to be released from the Guwahati Central jail on Tuesday itself.
Gogoi, who has been languishing in the jail since 1998, had six cases under TADA while he was granted bail in three cases on February 19. The TADA court on Tuesday delivered its final judgment on the remaining three other cases. The government last week informed the court that they have nothing to object if the duo are released on bail.
On the other hand, the court also granted bail to Publicity secretary Mithinga Daimary on Tuesday. It was to be delivered two weeks back but was reserved after public prosecutor Pradeep Gogoi collapsed on the court as the hearing was in progress. Daimary was lodged in Guwahati central since he was captured in Bhutan during the Operation All Clear in 2005. However, the bail was said to be conditional. In a recent development, the authorities have shifted ULFA ideologue Bhimkanta Burahgohain alias Mama to the Guwahati Central Jail from Tezpur to help the leader sit together. On the other hand, Assam Chief Minister recently told reporters that the government had nothing to object in their release if they really wanted to carry forward the process.
7 Nov 2011 - 3:16am | Koushik Hazarika
A condolence meeting held on death of legendary poet-composer-singer Bhupen Hazarika in Bokakhat town on Sunday. People around the town came and discourse about the death of the music maestro is an irreparable loss not only to the country but also to the world.