Saturday, June 30, 2012

PM’s Speech at the third convocation of JIPMER, Puducherry

Following is the text of the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh’s speech at the third convocation of the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, in Puducherry today:

“I am truly delighted to be here at this very prestigious campus. I wish all the graduating students a life of professional fulfillment and commitment to the values that have guided health care-givers from time immemorial.

The Hippocratic Oath that you are enjoined to take commits you to the idea that you will practice the art and science of your profession in order to secure the “respect of all humanity, at all times”. This is an onerous commitment but I am confident that each one of you will live up to this cherished ideal.

The Jawaharlal Institute for Post-graduate Medical Education and Research has established itself as a premier institution with a worldwide reputation. JIPMER occupies a very important place as a premier Institute among medical colleges in our country and it is recognized for its excellent quality of medical education both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It is a matter of pride for all of us that the Institute is in the forefront of driving change and innovation in the health-care sector. I compliment the many generations of staff and students whose hard works have led to earning this reputation for this great Institute.

It is often said that the health of a nation depends on the health of its people. We face serious challenges in assuring the health and well-being of our people. Our health indicators continue to be poor and high mortality rates of infants and pregnant women have been a cause of serious concern. Despite decades of implementing health and family welfare programmes, we are still faced with a situation where two thirds of health expenditure is borne by people from out of their pockets. A very large proportion of this expenditure is on purchase of drugs.

Seven years ago we launched the National Rural Health Mission to deal with some of these challenges. There was a massive infusion of human resources at the cutting-edge levels with the induction of several lakh health workers and accredited social health activists (ASHA) across the country. My esteemed friend Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad has mentioned the widespread changes that have been introduced in the infrastructure providing health-care in our country in the last three years. I compliment Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad for these achievements.

The NRHM has shown that health indicators can be improved with concerted focus on public health systems at primary and secondary levels. Infant and maternal mortality rates have fallen and institutional deliveries have increased. But much more needs to be done and there is a large unfinished agenda of providing affordable healthcare for all our people.

Our Government has decided to continue the National Rural Health Mission for the next five years. We are now proposing a new National Urban Health Mission in order to focus on the health challenges in our towns and our cities.

The challenge for policy makers in India is to ensure proper development of the various segments of our health care system. Traditionally, the debate in the West has been between public and private provisioning of health-care. But, in India we have had both public and private sectors in health-care. Much of the media attention tends to focus on the corporate sector. However, in terms of reach and affordability, the non-corporate private sector has played a significant role in complementing the public health system.

Eventually I do hope that we will be able to launch a unified National Health Mission.

The scarcity of doctors, nurses, health workers, public health professionals is emerging as one of the most important impediments to providing universal health coverage for all.

This shortage is acute in our rural areas and in particular, in the northern, central and eastern regions of the country. Against a desirable rate of 1 doctor per 1000 population we have one doctor per 2000 people. Against a norm of 3 nurses per doctor, we have 3 nurses for every 2 doctors. The centre and the state governments, particularly state governments of the under-served regions, need to put their heads together, prepare strategies and implement urgent measures to remedy the situation. I am very happy that under the guidance of Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is paying increasing attention to filling up these gaps in our health system.

The quality of medical education is another concern. There is a perception of deteriorating quality. We cannot allow this situation to continue or to persist. We must put in place a credible regulatory and institutional mechanism to help develop standards in our medical education.

We also need to take a serious look at the curriculum for medical education so that doctors are trained to look at health in a truly holistic manner, and that it goes beyond a narrow clinical and technology-driven approach. Students training to be doctors have to be prepared to work with local communities and in our villages. They should be sensitised to the social determinants of health and be as willing to contribute to preventive healthcare and its management as the more lucrative curative systems.

As science and society evolve rapidly in the 21st century, the education of health professionals too must be transformed in precept and practice. Interdisciplinary learning and health system connectivity should, therefore, become the hallmarks of contemporary medical education. Apart from the study of health and disease, knowledge of health economics, ethics, patient rights, behaviour change communication and information technology should inform and influence the design and delivery of our health care systems.

Effective health care involves a truly multi-layered workforce working cohesively as a team rather than as individuals acting in a disconnected manner. Doctors, nurses, allied health professionals such as paramedics and technicians as well as community health workers should, therefore, acquire, even during their training, the skills of working together in community or hospital settings.

Medical education should accordingly be reconfigured to produce a technically competent, socially sensitive, ethically correct and ready to serve health professional who can respond to the diverse demands of India's growing health needs.

False hierarchies should be shunned. Mutual respect and a sense of shared responsibility should form the basis of effective team work. I am sure that an institution such as JIPMER will lead and show us the way in developing innovative models of inter-professional education and non-hierarchical medical practice.

I understand our Health Ministry is focusing on many of these areas. The Medical Council of India is in the process of revising the MBBS curriculum and incorporating training in Community Medicine at all levels.

The Central Government has taken several steps to strengthen medical education in our country. The number of undergraduate and post graduate seats has been greatly increased in the last three years. The Medical Council of India norms have been rationalised and new medical colleges have been opened all over the country.

The Union Health Ministry is taking measures to set up new medical colleges particularly in under-served regions. Under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana, construction of 6 AIIMS-like institutions at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh is in full swing. The medical colleges are expected to be functional from the academic session 2012-13 and the hospitals by 2013-14.

Being a ‘window of French culture’, if I may use Jawaharlal Nehru’s famous words, Puducherry occupies a special place in our country. I am truly delighted to come to this historic city which became the home of one of India’s great spiritual thinkers Shri Aurobindo.

I am very happy that Puducherry is keenly pursuing an agenda of all round development, with emphasis on education and health. I understand Puducherry has implemented a scheme for providing free ambulance services through the “108 Ambulance Service”. I compliment the Government for this. The Government of India will help Puducherry develop into a hub for higher and professional education in our country. I would also urge the Government of Puducherry to work with our Tourism Ministry and explore the possibilities of developing responsible and eco-friendly tourism.

I once again wish you all well. I hope and trust you will serve your patients with competence and compassion. I trust you will keep the flag of our Motherland flying high in whatever you may choose to do.”


Kolkata, June 29, 2012: After the colossal success of its endeavour in other regions of India, Polycab announces its regional set up in Kolkata. The company feels that the advent of the second millennium has brought a major transformation not only in the mindset of the customers but also in their following approach. The expectation of the customers has risen exponentially and this trend is here to stay and foray in the eastern market with the vision to keep their customers totally satisfied.

Commenting on the launch of the Company’s set up in East, Polycab Group Chairman & Managing Director Inder T Jaisinghani said “A strategic presence across the country is crucial to our expansion plans. Our strategy in business is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves – to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today.”

The main objective of this company is to meet the vital imperative needs and demands of the consumers as the company strongly believes in the prime satisfaction of their potential clients. Thus, the company discloses the idea of coming up with the concept mother godown at Kolkata to cater immediate needs of the customers and smoothen the flow of material in adjoining states. With their utmost hard work and sincere dedication, the company has already reached the peak of success and hereby unlocking it’s another division in the eastern region thus capturing the strong marketplace. They say that the investment in the eastern region operations will strengthen their domestic market foothold and they look forward to a good market share and brand equity development.

The idea of setting up of an entity in the eastern region gives a strong message of the internal and external development of the state as a whole. Their mission is to build a strong brand and uphold the excellence standard for customer contentment. Thus, the company wants to inculcate their norms and policies in the dignified initiative to achieve success.

About Polycab Group

Polycab, an ISO 9001: 2008; ISO 14001 : 2004; OHSAS 18001 : 2007 certified company is the largest wire and cable manufacturer in India with a proven track record of over three decades. The fastest growing company in the Indian cable industry with consistent growth, Polycab has crossed Rs 4201 crore turnover during the year 2011-12 and is set to achieve Rs 5001 crore turnover during the year 2012-13. Polycab has 16 manufacturing plants and is teamed up with approx 5000 people. Speaking of specifically East Zone, it has local godowns in all major states of the region (Ranchi, Patna, Guwahati, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata). Polycab aims to bring greater happiness to our customers, through best in class products and services, while enhancing stake holder value continuously.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Statistics Day 2012 Celebrated
The Union Minister of State (I/C) for Statistics & Programme Implementation Shri Srikant Kumar Jena has said that his Department has been undertaking systematic and sustained efforts on continuous basis to make available appropriate Industrial Statistics to the planners and policy makers for effective policy planning in the country.

Speaking on the celebrations of 6th Statistics Day here today, Shri Jena said that the theme this year has been chosen as ‘Industrial Statistics’ mainly because of its significant relevance in the context of economic development process. He said, it is expected that the focus on the theme of Industrial Statistics shall pave way for further improvement and strengthening of collection and dissemination of information pertaining to Industrial Statistics.

The Statistics Day is being celebrated on the birth anniversary of Professor Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, an eminent statistician whose contribution to the field of applied statistics and development planning is un-parallel. Dr Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Adviser, Ministry of Finance, Government of India was also present on the occasion.

Shri Jena informed that his Ministry has been taking numerous steps to strengthen the capacity of statistical system, particularly at States, to improve the reliability and credibility of various data being produced in the country at different levels. It includes India Statistical Strengthening Project (ISSP) that is one of the major initiatives to strengthen the State statistical system in the country. He talked about the strengthening of Statistical system through various initiatives like signing of MoUs with Government of Afghanistan, EuroStat, with SAARC countries and statistical cooperation among BRICS national statistical organizations.

The Minister spoke about the importance of industrial sector, its contribution to Indian economy and the significant role played by industrial statistics in the Indian economy, both for research and policy-making. He informed that the Central Government plans to conduct the Sixth Economic Census as a Central Sector Plan Scheme in collaboration with all State and Union Territory Governments. He stressed on the need for timeliness and consistency of data for its proper utility and to ensure the credibility of the statistical system. While concluding he asked the entire statistical fraternity in the country to adopt highly professional approach by following scientific principles, standards, protocol, cautious and rigorous approach to maintain high standards for ensuring the confidence of various stakeholders, which shall be a true tribute to Professor Mahalanobis by carrying forward his legacy.

Earlier, the Minister gave away National Award for outstanding and meritorious research work in statistics constituted in the honour of Prof. P.V. Sukhatme to Prof. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Prof. Jayant Vinayak Deshpande for the year 2011-12.

On the occasion, the Minster released two Statistical Publications “Millennium Development Goal-India Country Report, 2011”and “India in Figures”. 

Chidambaram Presents MHA Report Card for June
            Release of  Rs. 72.11 crore to eight LWE-affected States as advance under the SRE Scheme for implementation of Annual Work Plan 2012-13, Sectoral level meeting between India and Myanmar at Kolkata, reimbursement of Rs. 108.33 crore to the Govt. of J&K under SRE scheme, sanction of Rs.76.97 crore for the execution of land and construction of buildings for CAPFs and  operationalization of  integrated on-line visa application system under the Mission Mode Project on IVFRT (Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration & Tracking) were some of the important activities of Ministry of Home Affairs during this month.  This was stated by Union Home Minister Sh. P. Chidambaram while presenting the report card of Ministry of Home Affairs for June 2012 here today.  Following is the text of his statement:
Visit to States
            On June 11, 2012, I visited Mumbai and held a meeting with the Chief Minister and senior officials of the State Government to review the situation in Gadchiroli and Gondia districts.

Internal Security

            On May 29, 2012, the Union Home Secretary along with DG CRPF and other officers visited Chhattisgarh and held deliberations/interactions with stakeholders concerned to review the LWE situation in the State.
            A total amount of Rs. 72.11 crore was released to 8 LWE-affected States as advance under the SRE Scheme for implementation of Annual Work Plan 2012-13.
            A sum of Rs.99 lakh was sanctioned as assistance to
33 beneficiaries at the rate of Rs.3 lakh each under the Central scheme of assistance to the victims of terrorist/communal/naxal violence.
North East
            On June 26, 2012, the Sectoral Level Meeting between India and Myanmar was held at Kolkata. Issues related to border management and Indian Insurgent Groups in Myanmar were discussed. Myanmar has agreed to operationalise the third border level officer meeting point between Changlang and Pan Hsan by October 2012.
            On June 29, 2012, a meeting was held by the Home Secretary with the representatives of ULFA to review the progress made in the talks.
Jammu and Kashmir
            During the month, Rs.108.33 crore was reimbursed to the Government of J&K under SRE Scheme. 
CAPFs (Central Armed Police Force)
            Sanctions amounting to Rs.76.97 crore were issued for the acquisition of land and construction of office/residential/other infrastructure buildings for the following CAPFs:
Rs. 12.71 crore
Rs. 31.69 crore
Rs.   1.49 crore
Rs. 15.31 crore
Rs. 15.77 crore

Rs.76.97 crore
            On June 7, 2012, sanction amounting to Rs.28.56 crore was given to CISF, CRPF and ITBP for the purchase of uniform cloth for subordinate officers and jawans for 3 years.
            On June 18, 2012, Rs.7 crore was released to CAPFs as grant-in-aid by MHA as Special Welfare Grant for the welfare of CAPF personnel.
            On June 21, 2012, Rs.11.75 lakh was released as reward to 15 State Police Sportspersons who had won medals in the World Police and Fire Games held at New York City (USA) between August 26 and September 5, 2011.
            On June 14, 2012, CCEA granted approval for the extension of the CCTNS project up to March 2015. During the month, LoI for System Integrators (SIs) was issued by the States of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha under the CCTNS project. As of now, 21 LoIs have been issued to SIs out of which 16 contracts have been signed. Of these 21 States, 17 States/UTs have also issued Lols to their State Project Management Units (SPMUs).  Capacity building (infrastructure) was completed for 10 units in the current month taking the cumulative figure to 876 units. Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for networking with BSNL have been signed by 22 States/UTs till date, while 8 State/UTs have existing network for connectivity or are going for SWAN connectivity.
            On the request of Government of Jammu and Kashmir 85 additional Coys of CAPFs (66 Coys of CRPF including 2 Mahila Coys and 19 Coys of BSF) have been provided for security of Shri Amar Nath Ji Yatra-2012.
            Lump sum ex-gratia compensation amounting to Rs.2.75 crore was sanctioned to the next of kin of 22 deceased CAPF personnel.

Border Management

            India-Bangladesh Border: In June 2012, 7 kms of fencing and
7 kms of road works were completed under phase II of the project. Poles for floodlighting were erected on a length of 18 kms and cables were laid on
18 kms stretch during the month.
            Border Area Development Programme (BADP): Rs.216.95 crore have been released under BADP to 5 States viz.  Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal and the Annual Action Plans of 4 States viz. Gujarat, Mizoram, Nagaland and Uttar Pradesh are under examination.
            Integrated on-line visa application system under the Mission Mode Project on IVFRT (Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration & Tracking) was made operational at the Indian missions/embassies at Athens in Greece, Ljubljana in Republic of Slovenia, Jakarta, Medan and Bali in Indonesia and Accra in Ghana. This facility is now operational at 71 Indian Missions abroad.
            5 Pakistani prisoners were repatriated to Pakistan on completion of their sentences.
The following appointments were made:
Shri R. K. Dutta, IPS (KTK:81) as Special Director, CBI
Shri Karnal Singh, IPS (AGMU:84) as Special Director in Enforcement       
Shri Neeraj Kumar, IPS (AGMU:76) as Commissioner of Police, Delhi
            Under Rule 16 of All India Service (Conduct) Rules, 1968, every member of the IPS shall submit his/her Return of Property in the prescribed form by 31st January every year in respect of the year ending previous 31st December.  The IPS cadre has a strength of 3325 officers.  Of these, Property Returns for the year 2011 of 550 officers have not yet been received by MHA, although the due date of 31st January, 2012 is long over.  The list of such officers has been put on the website of the Ministry of Home Affairs. State Governments had been requested to secure the Property Returns of these officers.  In some cases, the officer concerned has informed the MHA that he/she had already submitted his/her Return to the State Government and it is the State Government which had apparently failed to forward the Return to the Central Government.  Hence, MHA is advising the officers through an announcement on the website that if they had already submitted their Returns to the State Government, and yet their names appear in the defaulting officers’ list, the officer concerned should submit a copy directly to the Central Government.  I have included this paragraph in the monthly report so that all IPS officers are put on notice that they are obliged to submit their Property Returns and, if they have not done so, they should do so immediately.

Union Territories

            On June 18, 2012, sanction was issued for grant of Ration Money Allowance at the rate of Rs.1697 per month to all non-gazetted personnel of A&N Police including personnel of India Reserve Battalion posted in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Disaster Relief
            On June 1, 2012, the third Regional Workshop for the Western Zone at Ahmedabad; on June 7, 2012, the fourth Regional Workshop for the Northern Zone at Chandigarh; and on June 11, 2012, the fifth Regional Workshop for the Eastern Zone at Bhubeneshwar were held by the Task Force constituted for review of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
            Vide Notification dated 20.6.2012, Shri V.K. Duggal, IAS (Retd.) was nominated as Member of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
            During the month, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams comprising 446 personnel and 41 boats were deployed for rescue and relief operations during floods and other emergencies in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab and Uttarakhand.

Census 2011 and National Population Register (NPR)

            Scanning of Population Enumeration schedules has been completed. The data processing of more than 24.3 crore (90%) out of the total of 27 crore schedules has been completed.
            The capture of biometrics for National Population Register (NPR) is in progress and, as on date, data entry of 66.68 crore persons and biometrics of 3.12 crore persons have been completed. Under the coastal NPR, more than 31.78 lakh cards have been produced so far.
            Field work for the 2nd round of Annual Health Survey has been completed in all the 284 districts in 9 Annual Health Survey States (viz. Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh). The field work of third party audit is likely to be completed shortly.
            On June 25, 2012, sanction for prosecution was accorded to prosecute 12 accused in Case Crime No. RC-01/2012/NIA-HYD pertaining to smuggling and circulation of high value FICN in India affecting the security of the nation.
            On June 29, 2012, sanction for prosecution was accorded to prosecute 2 absconding accused, Sandeep Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra, in Case Crime No. RC-02/2011/NIA relating to Mecca Masjid bomb blast case.


            During the month, the President gave her assent to the following Bills:
            a)         The Rajasthan Stamp (Amendment) Bill, 2011
            b)         The Maharashtra Slum Areas (Improvement, Clearance and
                        Redevelopment) (Amendment) Bill, 2011
            c)         The Kerala Land Reforms (Amendment) Bill, 2004
            d)         The Registration (Bihar Amendment) Bill, 2010.
            Two mercy petitions of three condemned prisoners namely Laliya Doom and Shiv Lal of Rajasthan and Bantu of Uttar Pradesh were considered under Article 72 of the Constitution and their death sentences were commuted into imprisonment for life.
Other matters             
            Under Article 80 of the Constitution of India, Sh. K. Parasaran, an eminent jurist and Prof. Mrinal Miri, an eminent philosopher and educationist were nominated to the Rajya Sabha.
            From June 11-13, 2012, Union Home Secretary visited USA to participate in the 3rd Strategic Dialogue between India and USA. He also held talks with Deputy Secretary, Homeland Security, Govt. of USA regarding security issues between India and USA.
            A Committee of Eminent Freedom Fighters under the Chairmanship of MOS(S) had been constituted to look into the issues relating to welfare of freedom fighters. The 1st meeting of the Committee was held on 14.06.2012 at Dehradun.
            The work relating to preparation of computerized inventory of records relating to claims and compensation of displaced persons for their transfer to the National Archives has been completed.  The total number of records is 10,45,885.
            The drive to implement the judgments of Courts in relation to pension to freedom fighters continued. During the month, 4 judgments were implemented and 191 judgments are pending for implementation.

BRPSE Turnaround Awards 2012 Awarded to HCL and Konkan Railways

          The Board Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE) today gave away the BRPSE Turnaround Awards 2012 to two Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) – Hindustan Copper Ltd. (HCL) and Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL) here today, for having posted profits continuously for three years after their revival.

Hindustan Copper Ltd:

Ø      Vertically integrated company, set up in November 1967 with 99.59% equity owned by Government of India.
Ø      A listed CPSE having market cap of around Rs. 23,000 crore.
Ø      Only Company owning substantial resources (623 million tonne with average grade of 1.04% of copper content) & reserves ((411 million tonne with average grade of 1.05% of copper content) of ore of copper in India.
Ø      Owns all the operating mining lease of copper ore.
Ø      Started incurring losses from 1995-96 onwards.
Ø      The Government approved the revival plan in June, 2007 of non-cash assistance of Rs. 612.94 cr.
Ø      Achieved turnover of Rs.1638 cr. and Profit Before Tax of Rs. 473 cr. in 2011-12 with net worth of Rs.1398 crore as on 31.3.2012.
Ø      A zero debt Company with no accumulated losses.
Ø      HCL was granted Mini-Ratna Status (category-I) in 2008.
Ø      Planned enhancing mining output from 3.4 million tonne per annum to 12.4 million tonne per annum by 2017.

Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL):

v     1st railway project in the country on BOT (Build, Operate & Transfer) principle with Stakeholder: M/o Railways, MaharashtraGoa, Karnataka and Kerala.
v     Started in 1990 and completed in 1998 at a cost of Rs. 3555 cr.
v     Joins Mumbai and Mangalore( Total length of 741 Km line) with reduction of 1100 Km length
v     Brought in social and economic changes in the KonkanGoa, North Karnataka regions, etc.
v     Incurred loss till 2008-09 due to high interest burden and non- materialization of freight tariff projected.Net Worth was eroded completely in the year 1999-2000.
v     KRCL had incurred losses till 2008-09 with negative net worth of Rs. 2313 crore, accumulated losses ofRs. 3116 crore and total debt of Rs. 5425 crore as on 31 March 2007.
v     The Government approved capital restructuring on 4 December 2008 of Rs.4079.51 cr.
v     Posted profits continuously for the last three years from 2009-10. Net-Worth became positive and debt-equity ratio improved.  Earned profit of Rs. 15 crore in 2011-12 and has net worth of Rs. 1572 crore as on 31 March 2012.
v     Implemented latest pay scales to its employees.
v     Developed various innovative technologies to re-define the rail-guided systems in terms of safety, efficiency and productivity.
v     Diversified into construction of tunnels and bridges.

The awards were given away by Chairman, BRPSE, DrNitish Sen Gupta.  They were collected on behalf of HCL and KRCL by Shri Shakeel Ahmed, CMD, HCL and Shri Bhanu Prakash Tayal, CMD, KRCL, respectively. 

Ulysse Nardin Classico Luna for Men and Women.

The sun is a constant – a blazing sphere of light that rises each morning. The moon, equally stunning, illuminates a sense of mystery. Changing every evening – from the delicate shadow of a new moon, to the jagged “D” formation of a waxing moon as it grows from new to full, to the smooth “C” shape of a waning moon as it minimizes from full to new – its lure has affected and fascinated the natural world for millenniums.
Honoring the moon’s majesty is the new Ulysse Nardin Classico Luna for men and women.
A traditionally styled timepiece, the Classico Luna draws inspiration from the moon in a different way. Similar in principle to the limited-edition Moonstruck’s indication of the moon’s phases and based on a development with Ludwig Oechslin DNA, the Classico Luna precisely depicts the moon’s rotation in a realistic representation. 

The moon reflects the light of the sun as it rotates clockwise around the earth, and the Classico Luna depicts its angle of illumination as its moon rotates around the center of the timepiece – a portrayal of earth – making one rotation in 12 hours. In its speed to fulfill its moon phase circle in 29.5 days, the color of the moon phase disc will change, increasing and decreasing as the moon wanes or waxes.
A self-winding watch, the Classico Luna makes reading the moon’s phases simple. The moon phase is set over a corrector at the 5 to 6 o’clock position.
Inventive in true Ulysse Nardin form, the Classico Luna is equally pleasing to the eye. For men, the Classico Luna is an elegant, classic and slim dress watch with a traditional dial design with a silver and black background and straight indexes. Yet, for women, the Classico Lady Luna is expressive, honoring the moon’s powerfully feminine mystique through its glamorous aesthetic, particularly when set with diamonds on the bezel. The Classico Lady Luna is available in stainless steel and gold, with or without diamonds, and with one dial version made from the beautiful and enduring mother of pearl.
As earth goddesses nurture, the moon maneuvers the ebb and flow of life’s tides. The Ulysse Nardin Classico Luna brings the moon’s magnetism to its wearers every day.

Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100), May 2012

1.         The summarized0020Index of Eight Core Industries with 2004-05 base is given at theAnnexure.
2.         The   Eight core industries have a combined weight of 37.90 per cent in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).  The combined Index was 150.9 in May 2012 with a growth rate of 4.6% compared to their 5.8% growth in May 2011.  During April-May 2012-13, the cumulative growth rate of the Core industries was 4.2 % as against their growth at 5.0% during the corresponding period in 2011-12.
3.         Coal production (weight: 4.38%) registered a growth of 8.0% in May 2012 compared to its growth at 1.3% in May 2011. However, in cumulative terms Coal production had a growth of 5.9% during April-May 2012-13 compared to its growth at 2.0% during the same period of 2011-12. 
Crude Oil
4.         Crude Oil production (weight: 5.22%) registered a growth of 0.5% in May 2012 compared to its growth at 9.8% in May 2011. Cumulatively Crude Oil production registered a growth of (-) 0.4% during April-May 2012-13 compared to its growth at 10.4% during the same period of 2011-12.
Natural Gas
5.         Natural Gas production (weight: 1.71%) registered a growth of (-) 10.8% inMay 2012 compared to its growth at (-) 9.6% in May 2011. Cumulatively, Natural Gas production registered a growth of (-) 11.1% during April-May 2012-13 compared to its growth at (-) 9.5% during the same period of 2011-12.
Petroleum Refinery Products (0.93% of Crude Throughput)*
6.         Petroleum refinery production (weight: 5.94%) had a growth of 2.9% in May2012 compared to its growth at 4.5% in May 2011.  In cumulative terms Petroleum refinery production registered a growth of 1.8% during April-May 2012-13 compared to its 5.5% growth during the same period of 2011-12.

7.         Fertilizer production (weight: 1.25%) registered a growth of (-) 15.1% in May2012 against its growth at 7.3% in May 2011. Cumulatively Fertilizer production had a growth of (-) 12.4during April-May 2012-13 corresponding to 3.1% growth during the same period of 2011-12.
 Steel (Alloy + Non-Alloy)
8.         Steel production (weight: 6.68%) had a growth rate of 4.9% in May 2012 against its 8.0% growth in May 2011. Cumulatively Steel production had a 5.8% growth during April-May 2012-13 compared to its 5.5% growth during the same period of 2011-12.
9.         Cement production (weight: 2.41%) registered a growth of 22.1% in May 2012 against its (-) 1.2% growth in May 2011. The cumulative growth of Cement Productionwas 20.3% during April-May 2012-13 compared to its   (-) 0.6% growth during the same period of 2011-12.
10.        Electricity generation (weight: 10.32%) had a 5.2% growth in May 2012 compared to its 10.3% growth in May 2011. The cumulative growth of Electricity generation was 5.3% during April-May 2012-13 compared to  8.4% growth during the same period of 2011-12.
* RPL (SEZ) with refining capacity 29MMT was commissioned on 25.12.2008 but crude throughput not reported by the refinery and not included in production for entire period.
 N.B: Data are provisional. Revision has been made based on revised data obtained.