Rajeev Shukla

Infrastructure investment declines

Infrastructure-investmentNew Delhi, Feb 19 : Investment in infrastructure fell from Rs. 645,175 crore in 2010-11 to Rs. 576,855 crore in 2012-13, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.

Minister of State for Planning Rajeev Shukla said infrastructure was defined to include electricity, renewable energy, roads and bridges, telecommunications, railways, mass rapid transit system, irrigation, water supply and sanitation, ports and airports.

He said among the steps taken to boost investment in infrastructure was setting up a cabinet committee headed by the prime minister to fast track approvals of key projects. (IANS)

IPL matches in Chennai on schedule: Shukla

Rajeev-ShuklaNew Delhi, March 26 : Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla Tuesday asserted that IPL matches in Chennai will go ahead as scheduled despite growing unrest in the city over the participation of Sri Lankan cricketers in the cash-rich Twenty20 league.

Shukla's comments came in reply to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that the state government will permit IPL matches only if the organisers promise that no Sri Lankan players, umpires, officials or support staff will participate.

Red Chillies to promote IPL opening ceremony

Red-Chillies-IPLKolkata, March 12 : The Indian Premier League (IPL) has signed Shah Rukh Khan owned Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. as promoters for the Opening Ceremony to be held on the evening of April 2 at the Salt Lake Stadium here.

"We are delighted to have tied up with Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, which has a proven track record of organising and executing events on a grand scale. The Opening Ceremony of the IPL 2013 will be one of the most spectacular events ever witnessed, in keeping with what will follow in the tournament itself, over the following seven weeks," Rajeev Shukla, chairman of IPL, said in a press release Tuesday.

SP, RJD should not be part of UPA Govt: Rajeev Shukla

UPA Jharkhand seat sharing talks close to finalisationNew Delhi, May 17 : Senior Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Sunday said that the Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), which had not contested with the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), should not be part of the next government.

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