In its report tabled in the Assembly, the CAG has stated that the Gujarat Fisheries Department failed to release Rs 310.5 crore to 20,313 fishermen eligible for the diesel VAT subsidy scheme for two years as on March 2017.
In Gujarat, the total area of 28 Protected Areas that includes wildlife sanctuary, national park and conservation reserves is 17,099.93 square kilometre. Out of this only 4,640.58 square kilometre is forest land, the remaining is non-forest ecosystems.
The week-long campaign, organised by the state water supply department, involved students from Class VI and VIII across districts who undertook the water budget of their houses during their Diwali vacation towards the end of October last year.
Several Congress MLAs from across the state had sought details about the number of BPL families in various districts of Gujarat. The compilation of details provided revealed these statistics which the Congress interpreted as “a fourth” of Gujarat’s population living below poverty line.
A crackdown on sex determination centres is near impossible without the help of pregnant decoys. From Ahmedabad and Sonepat, two districts awarded for their vigilance, the stories of the women who set the trap.
Gujarat Self-Financed Schools (Regulation of Fees) Act 2017, which seeks to put a cap on the fee of the self-financed schools in the state, is still waiting for implementation. The Indian Express explains why it has angered both parents and schools.
The committee, with its headquarters in Gandhinagar, will invite representations in writing from the management of self-financed schools and parents associations, giving them an opportunity of being heard.
The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has carried out a massive survey and mapping of tubewells that have been lying defunct since water from Narmada started getting supplied to the city a decade ago.
Among 4,363 students who received their degrees out of a total of 5,0405 students who got undergraduate, post-graduate and doctorate degrees, Nirbhay Thacker (15) was the youngest to receive electrical engineering degree (B Tech) at the convocation.
"The AICTE cannot be compared with the Medical Council of India in regulatory terms - they (MCI) have a limited liability with only 50,000 (medical) seats; we have 37 lakh seats across the country, including polytechnic, engineering, pharmacy, management (and) architecture,” said the VC.