Among the erring companies from Gujarat, 18 were based in Ahmedabad, while four each were from Mehsana and Gandhinagar and three from Vadodara. Some of these generic companies were based in Kheda, Banaskantha and Surat as well.
Pointing out that the maximum utilisation of the CCA during any season in 2012-13 was just 18 per cent and a tad higher at 19 per cent in 2016-17, CAG stated that it “indicated sub-optimal utilisation of irrigation potential created in the state as a whole”.
Of the 185 rivers, 29 were fed with waters from the Narmada river in the past five years and that includes 10 rivers of Saurashtra region where water was diverted through the link canals of the SAUNI (Saurashtra-Narmada Avartaran Irrigation) Yojana.
The authority will have powers ranging from acquiring land for any development project in the area, which is predominantly tribal, to taking punitive action against those violating it or encroaching it.
The Motera cricket stadium was built after the old Sardar Patel stadium, with a seating capacity of 53,000, was pulled down in 2015. It has taken four and a half years for Larsen & Toubro (L&T), the constructor, to build it. The foundation stone had been laid in January 2017.
"The interesting thing is, even if you reach USD 5 trillion, the per capita income in India will grow from the current level of USD 1800 to USD 3600. Even then, India will be called low-middle income country," said C Rangarajan.
After IL&FS went bankrupt, the GNFC, in its annual report, cited that GNFC-EPFT, which holds investments of Rs 41 crore in various long term secured and unsecured listed debt securities issued by IL&FS Group, might lose Rs 10.25 crore during the year 2018-19 alone.
According to CHEMEXCIL chief, Gujarat has been hit hard as it used to export reactive dyes which was used in the textile industry in Pakistan. “Most of the reactive dyes used to be imported from Gujarat. Every month 1,000 metric tonne used to be exported,” he said.
“In principle, we have decided that as soon as IL&FS gives us the offer, we will decide on which company to rope in. It can be either GIDC or GSIL or even GUDC, which owns the remaining 50 per cent stake in the project,” Chief Secretary JN Singh told The Indian Express.
The regional GPCB office in Bhavnagar carried out an inspection on October 21, 2019, and brought out a report which said that the company was found transporting limestone from the mine through the village road, which was in breach of the conditions of the environmental clearance.
Last year, 18 lakh farmers had taken insurance under PMFBY wherein a premium of Rs 2,960 crore was paid to insurance companies of which Rs 360 crore was paid by farmers and the rest by the two governments.