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Cabinet okays proposal for Hybrid Annuity based PPP model
New Delhi : The union cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for taking up Hybrid Annuity based Public Private Partnership (PPP) model under Namami Gange Programme that aims to reform the wastewater sector in the country.
 
"Hybrid Annuity based PPP model will now be adopted to ensure performance, efficiency, viability and sustainability," an official statement said here.
 
"In this model, a part of the capital investment (up to 40 percent) will be paid by government through construction linked milestones and the balance through an annuity over the contract duration upto 20 years," it added.
 
The decision was taken at the union cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
 
Keeping in view the specialized nature of this model and to scale it up in future on sustainable basis, the government is establishing a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to plan, structure, procure concessionaires, monitor implementation of such PPP projects and develop market for treated waste water through appropriate policy advocacy under overall guidance of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG).
 
The SPV will be established under the Indian Companies Act 2013 for providing required governance framework and enabling functional autonomy.
 
The SPV would enter into a Tripartite Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with participating state governments and concerned Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) for taking up individual projects.
 
These MoAs will aim at introducing reforms and regulatory measures for recovery of user charges on Polluters Pay principle, restrictions on usage of ground and fresh water for non-potable purposes through stricter monitoring and guidelines that promote reuse of treated wastewater.
 
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Cabinet approves ILO resolution on transiting to formal economy
New Delhi : The cabinet on Wednesday approved the tabling in India's parliament for adoption of the International Labour Organization (ILO)-adopted recommendations "The Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy (No.204)", a statement said here.
 
"The International Labour Conference of ILO at its 104th Session held in Geneva in June 2015 adopted the said recommendation. Its adoption was supported by India," a labour ministry statement said.
 
"The recommendation provides guidance to members (countries) to facilitate the transition of workers and economic units from the informal to the formal economy and promote creation, preservation and sustainability of enterprises and decent jobs in the formal economy and prevent informalisation of formal economy jobs," it added.
 
A study published in 2013 - "Capitalist Development in India's Informal Economy" - by Italian scholar Elisabetta Basile, showed a significant reduction in employment in the country's informal sector from 77 percent in 2004-05 to 71 percent in 2009-10.
 
Based on National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO) data, Basile's study showed 93 percent of workers in rural and urban areas engaged in agricultural work excluding growing of crops (AGECG) in propreitory and partnership (p&p) enterprises.
 
It also notes that in rural areas, the most informalised sectors are manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, and hotel and restaurants.
 
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Air India plane suffers tyre burst at Bhopal, all safe
Bhopal : As many as 95 passengers escaped unhurt when an Air India plane's tyre burst on landing at the airport here on Wednesday,
 
The tyre burst occurred at Raja Bhoj airport of Bhopal at 7.30 when the AI-435 flight arrived from Delhi. Though the burst jolted the passengers, the pilot managed to bring the aircraft under control and averted a major tragedy, sources said. 
 
Arrangements were made for the passengers' stay at a hotel.
 
No official of Air India or airport administration was willing to immediately talk to media about the incident.
 
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