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In parched Gujarat, 8 FIRs against farmers for ‘stealing’ Narmada water
Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Narmada is the most important source of water for Gujarat. This year, owing to record rainfall deficit in Narmada’s catchment areas in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat’s share of Narmada water has been halved.

Land acquisition: Gujarat to give 25 per cent incentive to farmers
Wed, Apr 25, 2018

The government’s decision comes amid the problems it is facing in acquiring land for the high-profile Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train and the  ongoing farmers’ protest in Bhavnagar district against a state power utility’s bid to possess the land it had acquired around 20 years ago.

Naroda Patiya verdict: Closeted in her bungalow, Maya Kodnani had ‘tears of joy’ in her eyes
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

After she was arrested by the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the case, Kodnani and her family isolated themselves from public interactions.

To tap waste water, Gujarat to introduce reuse policy
Tue, Apr 17, 2018

According to waste water figures of eight municipal corporations, cited by the officers, around 3618 million litre per day (MLD) water is utilised in these corporations.

Gujarat Water Crisis: Six yrs on, water regulatory body on paper
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

“Water is going to play a major role in all human and development-related activities in the coming years. In order to regulate the water management sector, the government has decided to establish Gujarat Water Regulatory Authority,” reads the February 14, 2012 government notification.

Along with three other states, ration card portability is next in Gujarat
Wed, Apr 11, 2018

As per the current system, a ration cardholder can get the subsidised foodgrains, sugar and kerosene from the shop which has been allotted to him/her.

Naliya ‘gangrape’: No affidavit so far even after two ads in papers
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

In January last year, a woman from Mumbai filed a complaint of gangrape at Naliya police station in Abdasa taluka of Gujarat’s Kutch district. Police lodged an FIR two days later, and booked 10 individuals for allegedly gangraping her for more than a year beginning August 2015.

Rise in illegal mining cases, CAG pulls up Gujarat govt
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Quoting the figures of Commissioner of Geology & Mining, the CAG states that the number of cases of illegal mining detected in Gujarat has increased every year, from 3,760 in 2011-12 to 7,622 in 2015-16.

By not revising jantri rate, Gujarat lost chance to earn revenue: CAG
Thu, Mar 29, 2018

The CAG has recommended the Gujarat government to “strictly adhere to its own policy of yearly revision of ASR, so as to plug the leakage of revenue”.

Number of poor families up by 18,932 in two years in Gujarat, reveals state govt data 
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

According to the data shared by Rural Development Minister Bachubhai, in Gujarat, more than 31.46 lakh families live below poverty line (BPL) and that number has increased by 18,932 in the last two years. Banaskantha district has the highest number of BPL families — 2,36,492.

Gujarat Congress may move court: MLAs suspended for 3 years, rule says only one session
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani said, “Under the Gujarat Assembly rules, a member of the Assembly cannot be suspended for more than the session. Sub Section 2 of Section 52 is quite clear... I have brought this to the Speaker’s attention."

When a river recedes
Sun, Mar 11, 2018

With a water crisis looming, Gujarat will soon stop supplying Narmada waters for irrigation. For farmers who depend on the canals that bring water to their fields, that’s bad news.

Need to find why lesser number of rent suits are being filed: Law panel member
Mon, Feb 26, 2018

While observing that those judges from Ahmedabad would be knowing this better, Justice Tripathi said, “Is it not a matter of behavioural study and find out that as to why people are doing this?

Gujarat Budget 2018 highlights: Nitin Patel presents Rupani govt’s first budget, Opposition stages walkout
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Gujarat Budget 2018 highlights: Deputy CM and Gujarat Finance Minister Nitin Patel presented the Budget for 2018-19 today. Here are the highlights.

From today, ‘no Narmada water to four Gujarat districts’
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

On January 12, the state government had issued a media release with an advisory to farmers, stating that Narmada water will be available for irrigation only until March 15.

ITIs to offer 100 hour course on GST for commerce graduates
Wed, Feb 14, 2018

In Gujarat, there are a total 287 ITI centres. And the course will be available at each of these centres. The course on GST will be one of the service sector-related courses of the ITIs.

Gujarat: Movement of horses barred after Glanders case in Junagadh
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Glanders, a respiratory system-related disease of equines, falls within the category of zoonotic diseases which can transmit from animals to humans.

Gujarat in fix as Sardar Sarovar water level at alarming low
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

The development is unprecedented as IBPT is an option to be pressed when water level in the dam falls to a level when it is no more possible to provide water to the canals through dam.

Surat PDS scam: To verify beneficiaries biometric data to be replaced with Aadhaar details
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

"Even if they bring Aadhaar data for verification, there is no mechanism to prevent Surat-like lapse. As the confidentiality of Aadhaar data is also questionable," an activits said.

Gujarat: Hardik Patel-Jignesh Mevani camaraderie in land dispute test
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

The dispute began two weeks ago, after five Dalit families of Gitapura village sat on protest at the office of the mamlatdar in Detroj, seeking residential plots.

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