In the recently concluded Assembly elections, the joblessness among the youths in the area had become an election issue with Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “Gujarat model”.
MSMEs in Gujarat had asked the Central Government to reduce the rate of interest on loans provided to smaller industrialists. They had wanted the definition of MSMEs to be alerted to incorporate inflation.
"Nothing much has happened on our demand for a reduction in the rate of interest on loans provided to MSMEs. The larger corporates get loans at about seven percent, but when MSMEs go for loans they have to pay an interest for 11-12 percent." said a representative of MSME sector.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat appeared to have put the angry coalition of Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel, OBC leader Alpesh Thakor and the Congress, which fought the BJP as a united front during the Assembly elections, on the same side of the BJP, in their view of the film as “hurting sentiments of a “particular […]
“About 35 institutes, which are incubators of Gujarat’s ecosystem will, showcase their start-up projects — this is an exhibition of the innovators themselves,” Anupam Jalote, CEO of icreate, told The Indian Express. “A selection panel evaluated the best start-up projects in Gujarat.”
The summit, expected to be a networking platform for small and big industrialists from the community, also aims to popularise “Brand Patidars”, especially among the youths who have been agitating for reservation in jobs.
According to a State-Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) report made public on Thursday the highest disbursements till the end of September 2017 were made in Dangs district where banks gave out 169 per cent crop loans
In the 2012 Assembly polls in Gujarat, 2.75 lakh personnel had used postal ballot. This year, the highest number of postal ballots have been cast on Patan seat (3,549) of which 1,197 were in favour of the BJP and 2,267 went for the Congress.
In Tharad — among the 93 seats that went to polls in the second phase of the Assembly elections that concluded on Thursday — a turnout of 85.53 per cent was even higher than in 2012, when it recorded 85.96 per cent polling
Comparing the reconstruction work undertaken under his leadership in Gujarat after the 2001 earthquake in Kutch, Modi impressed upon the crowd how the impact of natural disasters were "still visible" in places like Latur, Kedarnath, Kashmir and Odisha.
With the PAAS accepting the Congress’ quota formula and campaigning against the ruling BJP, Modi said: “You (Congress) are trying to fool people by saying that you will give this and you will give that... They want to lure people by making false promises.”