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Solid waste generation goes down by 42% in major cities
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

In Ahmedabad, solid waste generation has gone down by more than 50 per cent, while the bio-medical waste generated has doubled compared to the pre-lockdown period, says Harshadray Solanki, director of solid waste management in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC).

Family travels from Indore to Dahod for funeral, district admin clueless
Thu, Apr 09, 2020

The family claimed that permission to travel from Indore to Dahod despite the prohibitory orders was granted by the Additional District Magistrate of Indore, officials said.

To avoid community transmission, Vadodara admn collaborates with agency for food distribution
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

The decision was taken after a 54-year-old man from Nagarwada area of the city who volunteered in distributing food packets to those in need tested positive on Sunday.

Migrant labourers flash torches, fight empty stomachs at relief camp
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

As majority of them gathered for dinner in the open space within the premises, some flashed their torch from downstairs while a few stood on the balconies. For the first two days, they stayed without electricity.

Gujarat: With lockdown in place, domestic helpers indefinitely await wages
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

34-year-old Leela Madi was employed at a small restaurant and was paid Rs 12,000 per month. She used to work as a maid for a 12-hour shift every day. However, she has not been to work in the last two weeks.

Vegetable farmers suffer losses, forced to leave produce to rot
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

As per the official government website maintaining records of mandis across the country, prior to the lockdown around 11-16 tonnes of brinjals arrived at the Vadodara APMCs which reduced to 6-7 tonnes after the lockdown.

Gujarat: Rushed back to village, but don’t know what we will do here, say migrant labourers
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

With small land-holdings, hilly terrains, water scarcity and parched lands, farming is neither profitable nor a dependable source of income in many villages.

For residents of EWS housing society in Vadodara, it is a dual battle for survival
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

“Many people have agreed to pay me even if I stay home. But many have been insisting that I come to work otherwise they would cut down my salary,” says Chanchal Mackwana, who works as a domestic help.

At Gujarat-MP border: ‘We know coronavirus spreading, but will starve if we stay back’
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Until Saturday, over 95 per cent of the migrants reached the border on foot. However on Sunday, all of them were ferried to the border in state transport buses, private jeeps and even trucks, police officials present at the site claimed.

Meat vendors face restrictions, suffer losses amid virus outbreak
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Despite being in the list of essential services released by the Ministry of Home Affairs, meat shop owners say they are faced with restrictions by the local authorities on opening shutters as well as the unavailability of new stock in times of the COVID-19 lockdown.

In Vadodara, residents still await doorstep delivery of essential items
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

The Vadodara Municipal Corporation released a list of supermarkets and local stores willing to execute doorstep delivery but most of the stores did not answer the calls.

No transport and no money, migrants take long road home
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Left stranded by a nationwide lockdown, which has halted all public transport, hundreds of labourers devoid of work have started leaving big cities on foot.

Gujarat: More facilities being readied in various districts, says Govt
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

While five corporation areas and Kutch district were already locked down, it was decided on Monday morning that the rural limits of the districts of Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot too will be shut down.

Coronavirus threat: Gujarat farmers worried as APMCs shut during rabi harvest season
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

The shutdown is to keep farmers, traders and labourers away from the yards to check the spread of coronavirus, officials said.

Gujarat: Citizens stock up grocery essentials, staffers take precautionary measures amid coronavirus paranoia
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

While hypermarkets claimed to have adequate stock in case of an emergency-like situation, smaller stores faced a hard time meeting the demands of their customers.

The black alternative
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Adivasi farmers in Gujarat are rearing native Kadaknath chicken breeds that give more returns than regular broilers and layers

Without a bridge, students have a tough time crossing Narmada to reach exam centres
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

As a makeshift emergency access for light two-wheelers and construction use, a pathway of loose mud, gravel and stones has been kept open under the watch of the State Reserve Forces (SRP) deployed to ensure that no one ventures on to the under construction bridge.

Communal Violence in Gujarat: Govt to place parts of Khambhat under Disturbed Areas Act
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

Clashes broke out in Akhbarpura area of the town on Sunday, leading to arson and rioting in which 13 people were injured. The Rapid Action Force (RAF) was called in on Tuesday.

From wall art to bags: Pithora paintings get a new canvas
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

Paresh Rathwa now wants to take his workshops to schools across Gujarat and other states, a dream that has taken wings thanks to an initiative by a few officers in the district administration who have decided to revive, promote and popularise the “dying” tribal art.

Gujarat blast: ‘He often worked overtime, this time he didn’t return,’ says victims son
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

“He generally filled in for others and often worked double shifts or days in a stretch. He was one of the senior most employees there and loved his work. He continued after retirement age as the company insisted,” said Gulabsinh’s son Raju Rathod.

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