The bids were won by Adani Cementation Ltd, JSW Cement Ltd and Shree Cement Ltd. They together will pay Rs 324 crore annually to the state government for 50 years, which is the estimated age of the mines.
The three mines put together have a total reserve of 751 million tonne of limestone that are expected to last for 50 years.
Between April 2013-March 2017, as many as 25,987 cases of illegal mining were registered across Gujarat, according to data furnished by Piyush Goyal, MoS (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines, in a written reply in Lok Sabha earlier this month.
The current Japanese investment in Gujarat is close of USD one billion and is expected to reach USD three billion by 2020. There are over 80 Japanese companies in the state including the likes of Maruti Suzuki and others, say state government officials.
The 16,000 MSMEs are expected to make a cumulative investment of Rs 19,000 crore for which they have sought Rs 11,000 crore loans from various banks between April and July. The aid has come at a time when the number of sick MSMEs has been rising.
In a district where a sizeable section of women still observe purdah, fewer women enlist in the voter list. Most of the women are restricted to household chores, and exposure to the outside world is limited to their farmland.
In the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections, the Election Commission will deploy EVMs with VVPATs or paper trail devices procured from Hyderabad-based Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL) in eight of the 33 districts of Gujarat.
Concentrated to a few districts and for a few days, the downpour wreaked havoc in Gujarat. Aggravating the situation were overflowing dams and a breach in the Narmada canal. Indian Express revisits the week of flood fury to understand and explain why and how the rain turned into a nemesis
This is the largest single haul of narcotics seized till date. Based on intelligence inputs, the vessel was intercepted at around 12.00 hrs on July 29, 2017.
The current petrochemicals market in India is estimated to be about 30 million metric tonnes per annum. This market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 1.5 times that of the GDP in the next 10 years, speakers at the conclave said.
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare minister Radha Mohan Singh on Saturday is expected to visit Banaskantha and Patan districts where a sizable amount of Kharif crop, sown over six lakh hectare, has been destroyed in flood. He is scheduled to hold a meeting with both the collectors.
Election commission has started gearing for the upcoming Gujarat Polls and is procuring EVMs and VVPATs. A total of 70,000 VVPAT devices are being called in from 11 states and two public sector units-BEL and ECIL to be used in all 182 constituencies.
This temporary food stall, along with 83 others across the state, is part of a new initiative of the Gujarat government, Shramik Annapurna Yojana, under which meal is offered to construction workers once a day for Rs 10 only.
"We are currently collaborating with the state (government) to develop an aerospace ecosystem at Dholera," said Ashish Saraf,
"The demand for aviation in India is literally, going through the roof. The reason is aviation in India has hit rail parity... The price of flying now is equal to price of travelling in air-conditioned coaches of Indian Railways," said Jayant Sinha.
"But I will think twice before going to Amarnath again. I am afraid, and I don’t think my wife and children will allow me to go there again,” said Shaikh, who hails from Jalgaon in Maharashtra and moved to Valsad at a young age.
The 1975-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre spent a significant part of his career in the state, and officers here fondly remember him for his contributions to e-governance projects.
“The maps, which are being prepared with the help of Gandhinagar-based Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-Informatics, are mainly Assembly profiles in digital format that could be used for election management,” said B B Swain, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat
In her interaction with mediapersons, Meira Kumar emphasised that unlike her political opposition which represented "narrow-mindedness", she stood for inclusiveness, openness, love and respect.
Earlier, Congress leaders Bharatsinh Solanki and Shankersinh Vaghela accompanied Kumar to the Ashram. Later in the day, she will be meeting Congress leaders at the party headquarters. After meeting the Congress MLAs, she will interact with the media in the afternoon.
The textile markets that usually throb with people and remain abuzz with activity wear a complete deserted look on Wednesday — the second day of the three-day GST strike called by textile traders. Shutters have been pulled down and packets containing stocks lie outside.
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The two governments hope that the project would be cheaper option and have a smaller carbon footprint when compared to China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative.
The idea is to transform the region into a growth corridor: Japan's Minister of State for Finance
These launches will not only revolutionise the way we use television and smartphones, but also drive the future communication needs of smart cities.
These launches will not only revolutionise the way we use televisions and smart-phones, but will also drive the future communication needs of smart cities.
The company is currently using data from foreign satellites to manage their solar power parks.
“This has been done well within the provisions of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act,” the official added.
Over eight years have passed since Tata Motors shifted its Nano plant from Singur in West Bengal to Sanand, Gujarat. Between 2010-16, the car manufacturing unit has produced a little more than 2.56 lakh cars. Survival for the ‘people’s car’ seems an uphill task, with only 167 Nanos rolling out of the facility this April. […]
In 2012, Gujarat had sold 4,573 million units of its surplus power to different states and power exchanges at an average rate of Rs 3.88 per unit.
“Most developers agreed that the implementation of the RERA will lead to a 15-20 per cent increase in the cost of real estate,” said Dipak Patel, president of GIHED.
“Compared to last year, the business in Alang is looking up. Currently, of the total 161 plots about 100 of them have ships and are functional,” said Captain Sudhir Chadha.
During 2011-12, there were just 427 villages in Gujarat where water tankers provided drinking water. By 2015-16, the number of such villages more than doubled to 1,137.
National figure is 1.12 lakh with Maharashtra, UP and Rajasthan topping the chart
Govt jobs form a mere 7% of the total jobs created between 2011and 2016, states data from labour dept.
Presence of locals in Gujarat govt units is 98.93%, while in central firms it is 68%