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Mahisagar: Four from Covid hospital test positive, epidemiological links yet to be established
Sun, May 10, 2020

According to the officials, all the 32 patients are asymptomatic and stable. The district which had also seen a major influx of migrant labourers back to the villages, has so far tested 1,109 samples for the virus.

Flower farmers stare at bleak future, turn to MNREGA jobs, selling milk
Sun, May 10, 2020

While rose is the predominant yield -- growing in about 25 acres of the 50-60 acres of flower farms here --other flowers include lilly, mogra and marigold. Chirag Patel, who has been growing country rose in his one-acre farm, says that most of the villagers have decided to feed the flowers to cattle

How residents of Simlet ‘row’ their lives through COVID-19 lockdown
Sat, May 09, 2020

Usha Maliwad visits Simlet twice a day to survey each household everyday for symptoms of Coronavirus, collect daily reports of pregnant women and provide medicines to the villagers. For almost the last two months, Usha is the only visitor to this village

Coronavirus lockdown: Cycling from Gujarat to UP home, migrant dies en route
Wed, May 06, 2020

The body of 40-year-old Raju Sahani was found around 6.30 pm by a passerby on National Highway 8. He had cycled nearly 55 km from their quarters at the site of the power plant in Ankleshwar.

Gujarat: Seven of family who returned from MP test positive in Dahod
Tue, May 05, 2020

The Dahod district administration said that the family returned on grounds of medical emergency, while Nimach district administration denied granting any such permission.

Surat migrants lose hope, money as UP seals borders
Mon, May 04, 2020

On Saturday afternoon, as the migrants were disallowed to cross over to MP, violence erupted as they resorted to pelting stones on the police personnel deployed at the checkpost and damaged three police vehicles.

Gujarat: 2 months on, lives of Khambhat riot victims far from normal
Sun, May 03, 2020

The communal clashes which erupted on February 23 continued for the next three days with sporadic incidents of arson and violence as over 60 houses were burned down and over 13 people injured.

Lives of Khambhat riot victims yet to get back to normalcy
Sat, May 02, 2020

The communal clashes which erupted on February 23 continued for the next three days with sporadic incidents of arson and violence as over 60 houses were burned down and over 13 people injured.

As the wait to return home gets longer, migrant labourers at Vadodara camp refuse to eat
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

As migrant labourers from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were sent off to their homes in buses on April 25, the wait to go home for these labourers from UP now feels even longer.

Policemen in high-risk zone arrange for food, get drains cleaned
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

For the past 23 days, ever since Nagarwada was declared a red zone to contain the spread of coronavirus, Jadeja has been answering relentless calls, not related to crime, but over issues like delay in the arrival of vegetable vendors, cleanliness workers or need of medicines, food items

Gujarat: 1,600 youths to sensitise over 2 lakh senior citizens about Covid in Anand
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

For every village in Anand district and nagarpalika wards, a team of five volunteers has been constituted for the purpose. The volunteers are expected to cater to a total population of over 2,80,000 persons in the district, who fall in the age group of 60 years and above. 

Gujarat: Audio system minimises interaction between doctors and Covid patients in Mahisagar
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

The system has been installed for primary interaction of patients with doctors at the Kamlaben Shantilal Parikh (KSP) Super Speciality Centre, which was turned into a dedicated COVID hospital on April 10.

55-yr-old farmer distributes 400 kg vegetables for free in Dahod village
Mon, Apr 27, 2020

While several vegetable farmers have not been able to sell their produce amid the lockdown, Amliyar has turned the crisis into an opportunity to serve the needy.

In Dahod village, a farmer ensures nobody is facing vegetable shortage
Sun, Apr 26, 2020

While several vegetable farmers have not been able to sell their produce amid the lockdown, Amliyar has turned the crisis into an opportunity to serve the needy.

Toys for children, gardening for adults at shelter home in Dahod
Fri, Apr 24, 2020

The shelters are also closely monitored by health and police officials. Everyday, a team of health officials conducts a primary screening of the migrant labourers. Women lodged at the shelters have been provided with sanitary napkins by the police department.

Gujarat: Toys for children, gardening for adults at shelter home in Dahod
Tue, Apr 21, 2020

For the last 22 days, the school has been home to 63 migrant labourers, a few from as far as 40 kilometres away from their native villages in Jhabua of Madhya Pradesh.

Sweet dal, khichdi, longing for meat, add to migrant despair in Gujarat
Fri, Apr 17, 2020

Yadav, 30, says his wife, who lives back in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh with his parents and their two children, broke down. “We don’t have such khichdi. We usually eat dal and rice and vegetables. She insisted I return home. But how can I go, with no transport?”

Gujarat: Vegetable supply plummets by 30% due to closure of 6 APMCs
Wed, Apr 15, 2020

Only 70,000 quintals of vegetables reached 68-odd markets in Gujarat, while earlier, during the lockdown, one lakh quintal vegetables were supplied.

Bhayli in Vadodara One km from red zone, EWS colony residents stay extra cautious
Tue, Apr 14, 2020

On Thursday, Vadodara declared Tandalja as its second red zone area and sealed around 1,800 homes. On the same day, this colony almost 1 km away from the red zone area completely barred entry of any outsiders.

A look into some of Gujarat’s contained neighbourhoods
Mon, Apr 13, 2020

Across cities in Gujarat, the local authorities have declared 22 areas as containment zones, cut off from the rest of the world to contain the spread of coronavirus. All the hotspots together make up for more than 98,400 households, according to the state government as of Sunday morning.

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.

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