“The Ministry of Health has conveyed it that the Centre has decided to set up AIIMS at Khandheri village near Rajkot city. We have already identified land which will be given free,” Nitin Patel told reporters in Gandhinagar.
Listing out the details of the special package, Patel said on an average every taluka will receive financial aid of Rs 28-30 crore. "In the 14 talukas where it has rained between Rs 250-300 mm, the farmers will get a lump sum amount of Rs 6,300 per hectare," he added.
Speaking to reporters in Gandhinagar, deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was willing to change Ahmedabad's name if it gets past the legal hurdles and receives required support.
While claiming that that “peace has been restored”, the deputy CM said on Saturday that “many among those who fled to their native places have returned”. He added that migrants had contributed to the growth story of Gujarat.
Allegations that a 14-month-old was raped by a migrant in Gujarat’s Sabarkantha district recently triggered violence in the state, following which hundreds of migrants from UP and Bihar started fleeing the state.