Cabinet DecisionsLegislation Updates

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the MoU between India and Morocco for setting up of a Joint Working Group (JWG) on Counter-Terrorism.

          Setting up of the JWG on Counter Terrorism by India and Morocco would help cases relating to terrorist attacks. The MoU would, thus be the basis for obtaining/exchanging information on terrorist activities.

[Source: PIB]

Cabinet

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

The Union Cabinet has been apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Denmark for cooperation in the fields of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

The MoU aims to develop bilateral cooperation in the field of Animal Husbandry and Dairying for the purpose of broadening the existing knowledge base on dairy development and institutional strengthening.

A Joint Working Group (JWC) consisting of representatives of each party shall be created to formulate joint programmes, facilitate cooperation and consultation and subsequent evaluation.

Danish partnership is expected to facilitate exchange of knowledge & expertise in the areas of animal breeding, animal health and dairying, fodder management etc. aiming at enhancing production and productivity of Indian livestock including livestock trade matter of mutual interest.

Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

The Union Cabinet was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between India and Denmark on technical cooperation in the field of Sustainable and Smart Urban Development in April, 2018.

Details:

The objective of this MoU is to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of sustainable and smart urban development on the basis of reciprocity and mutual benefit through exchange of knowledge, institutional cooperation, research & development and commercial relations on related issues. Areas of cooperation include smart urban solutions, liveability, sustainable and integrated urban planning, redevelopment and land use, integrated solid waste management including waste to energy, sustainable transport systems, water and sanitation management, energy efficiency, resource mobilization and other related areas mutually agreed upon.

Implementation strategy:

Under this MoU, a Joint Working Group (JWG) will be set up to strategize and implement programmes on cooperation under the framework of the MoU. The Joint Working Group will meet at intervals agreed upon by the Participants, alternately in Denmark and in India.

Major Impact

The MoU will promote bilateral cooperation in the field of Sustainable and Smart Urban Development between the two countries.

Beneficiaries

The MoU is expected to create employment in the areas of integrated solid waste management including waste to energy, sustainable transport systems, water and sanitation management, energy efficiency, resource mobilization.

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

NewsTreaties/Conventions/International Agreements

The Union Cabinet was apprised of the Agreement signed between India and France in the field of Sustainable Urban Development in March, 2018. The Agreement shall remain in force for a period of five years.

Details

The objectives of the Agreement is to promote technical cooperation in the areas of smart cities development, development of urban mass transportation systems, urban settlements and utilities (water supply and sewerage systems), disposal and treatment of solid waste, landfill remediation, management of non-revenue water, water reuse & recycle, technology transfer, conservation of fresh water by artificial recharge of aquifer, circular economy, mass housing, green housing, urban planning, heritage, human resource development, capacity building and other related areas as mutually agreed by the Contracting Parties.

Implementation strategy

Under this Agreement, a Joint Working Group (JWG) will be set up to strategize and implement programmes on cooperation under the framework of the Agreement. The Joint Working Group shall meet once in a year, alternately in India and France.

Major Impact

The Agreement will promote bilateral cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban Development between the two countries.

Beneficiaries

The Agreement is expected to create employment in the areas of smart cities development, urban mass transportation systems, urban settlements and utilities (Water supply and sewerage systems), disposal and treatment of solid waste, landfill remediation, affordable housing, waste management, urban environment and heritage preservation.

[Press Release no. 1534503, dt. 06-06-2018]

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs