Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Avinash Nair

Special Correspondent

Staff shortage in Guj govt’s engineering & polytechnic colleges as high as 90%: CAG
Mon, Jul 28, 2014

CAG also pointed some of the lacuna's that exist in individual institutes.

CAG flays Gujarat govt for stopping fortified wheat flour project
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

The state also pointed out complaints from people regarding insects in fortified flour, etc.

Ford vendors converge in Sanand, invest Rs 500 crore
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

Another German automotive supplier, Cosma International, will be setting up base on 35,000 sq mtrs of land in Sanand.

Irrigation projects in Gujarat remained incomplete for 14 long years: CAG
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Projects worth Rs 97 crore have remained incomplete for 14 years, depriving irrigation to 53 villages in Gujarat.

CAG flays Gujarat govt for discontinuing ‘cost-effective’ fortified wheat flour project
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

CAG also found "improper implementation" of the Annam Brahmam Yojana that was launched by the state govt in 2009.

Over 8 lakh malnourished children in Gujarat; Vadodara records highest numbers
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

Vadodara has the highest number of children -- over 65,800 -- who are underweight in Gujarat.

‘Govt solar policy put Rs 473-cr burden on power consumers’
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

The companies that have been named in the CAG report are Rasna Marketing Services Pvt Ltd, Jayhind Projects Ltd and others.

CAG raps govt over ‘undue benefits’ to Reliance, Essar
Sat, Jul 26, 2014

“Undue benefit was extended to RPL by non-recovery of full wharfage rate".

CAG flays state for creating Rs 473 cr burden on power consumers in Gujarat
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

This was done in 'disregard' to the economical mix proposed by GERC.

CAG raps Gujarat govt for extending ‘undue benefits’ to Reliance & Essar
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

"The inaction led to blocking up of funds and potential revenue loss," the audit stated.

CAG flays Gujarat govt for creating Rs 473 cr burden on power consumers
Fri, Jul 25, 2014

CAG raps Gujarat govt for awarding solar projects to "ineligible bidders", and for putting the burden of Rs 473 crore on power consumers.

GUVNL sits on Rs 440-crore loss after 8 consecutive yrs of profits
Thu, Jul 24, 2014

The profits of GUVNL has been dipping since the last three consecutive fiscal years.

GUVNL sits on Rs 440-crore loss after 8 consecutive yrs of profits
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

According to the latest annual report (2012-13), GUVNL is still sitting on a loss of Rs 442 crore.

Private players produce over 60 pc electricity in state
Tue, Jul 22, 2014

Of the total installed capacity of 27,420 MW in Gujarat, private power producers contribute 16,568 MW.

US cars, Coke and chocolate among those with the Sanand address
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Now with Prime Minister Modi set to visit the US in September, the US presence in the state...

US Cars, Coke and Chocolate among those with the Sanand address 
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Ford Motors is already setting up a Rs 5000 crore car manufacturing unit besides the Tata Nano plant at Sanand.

From motown to boom town: Now, US chocolates flow into Sanand
Fri, Jul 18, 2014

Now with Prime Minister Modi set to visit the US in September, the US presence in the state is only set to increase.

Mumbai firm gets CRZ nod to build small & medium crafts at Bedi port
Tue, Jul 15, 2014

A part of Parekh Group will upgrade the existing docks - Jagajit and Gomti for shipbuilding facilities.

Atul Auto in final stages of land acquisition for Rs 300 cr unit near Ahmedabad
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

The new unit near Ahmedabad will have a annual capacity to churn out 60,000 units.

‘Budget, a tale of missed opportunities’
Sat, Jul 12, 2014

Experts gathered at the event felt that Union Budget was completely silent on issue of “black money”.

Jaitley Budget gets a touch of Modi Model, dreams of ‘rurban’ growth
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s maiden budget clearly drew inspiration from Gujarat.

Over 35% rise in number of workers hit by industrial disputes in state
Thu, Jul 03, 2014

“The number of working registered factories in Gujarat has increased from 26,088 at the end of year 2011 to 27,754 in 2012", review states.

Budget plans for country’s biggest gas firm, LNG terminal & sops for MSMEs
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

The new leadership in Gujarat also announced a scheme to provide incentive to small industries with a provision of Rs 100 crore.

Over Rs 565 cr spent, but Metro work yet to take off
Wed, Jul 02, 2014

In the past, money was spent on a lot of surveys conducted for the project.

Dhamra port will be new ‘Mundra’ of the East: APSEZ official
Wed, Jun 25, 2014

In the next six years, Dhamra port will become the new Mundra of the East coast...

30 emus found abandoned near Nal Sarovar sanctuary
Wed, Jun 18, 2014

About 20 of these birds — the national bird of Australia — were caught by locals and officials of the forest department on Tuesday.

Auto-component firms invested Rs 3,000 cr in Sanand last year
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

Mitsui Kinzoku Components Ltd deals in development, manufacture and sale of functional components for automobiles.

Follow the leader: Gujarat bureaucrats who move to New Delhi with Modi
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Avinash Nair profiles the Gujarat bureaucrats who will now travel to New Delhi as part of Narendra Modi’s team.

Madhavpura bank collapse is behind us, says RBI executive director
Sat, Jun 07, 2014

The failure of the Madhavpura Mercantile Co-operative Bank, had a deep impact on the sector.

Greek snack-maker Chipita invests Rs 600 cr in Sanand
Fri, Jun 06, 2014

Gujarat's auto-hub turns into snack-hub as Nestle, Colgate, Rasna and Inbisco set up base.

In post-Modi era, Japanese industrial zone first project to take off in state
Thu, May 29, 2014

MA Extrusion will be the first company to lay its foundation stone in this industrial estate that will house only Japanese firms.

In post-Modi era, Japanese industrial zone first project to take off in state
Wed, May 28, 2014

Mitsubishi Aluminum Co, through its Indian subsidiary MA Extrusion India Private Ltd, will set up first industrial unit.

Lok Sabha poll results: 4.4 lakh Gujaratis press NOTA button
Fri, May 16, 2014

The percentage of NOTA votes cast in Gujarat stood higher than the national average of 1.1 per cent.

Narendra Modi has made plans for Gujarat till 2030, says Anandiben Patel
Fri, May 09, 2014

He said Modi's vision encompasses both the common man and industrialists.

Native town of Ambanis in Junagadh bats for BJP
Wed, Apr 30, 2014

Chorwad seems to have decided to back local boy and BJP candidate Rajesh Chudasma in the Junagadh constituency.

Native town of Ambani-family in Gujarat bats for BJP
Tue, Apr 29, 2014

The beach town of Chorwad seems to have decided to back local boy and BJP candidate Rajesh Chudasma.