Avinash Nair

Articles By Avinash Nair

Nobel Prize Economics: Lab Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo set up supports world’s first emission trading scheme in Gujarat

The ETS is a market in which the traded commodity is particulate matter emissions.

Explained: The fingerprints of Nobel Laureate couple on novel pollution-check mechanism in Gujarat

J-PAL has been supporting the pilot ETS scheme, where 155 units in Surat are trading particulate matter in a region where air pollution levels are high. The ETS scheme is aimed at reducing pollution, and at the same time minimising the cost of compliance for the industry.

Gujarat: Tribal districts pip urban areas in online voters’ verification

Since the launch of EVP in September 2019, the maximum number of voters who used it to verify their details on the electoral rolls in Gujarat are from the district of Tapi in South Gujarat where 32 per cent of voters have self-authenticated themselves.

Crorepati candidates in Gujarat bypolls: Builders, businessmen and a junior clerk

Congress’ Radhanpur candidate is builder Raghunath Desai, among the wealthiest of those in the fray, with assets of over Rs 100 crore.

Over 46% of SEZ land allotted in Gujarat unused

According to data tabled in the Lok Sabha on February 11, 2019, the quantum of vacant land in SEZs in Gujarat is 26% of the total 23,779.20 hectares vacant in SEZs across the country.

Ahmedabad: Non-veg delicacies back on menu for Durga Puja this year

The Bengal Cultural Association, which is celebrating its 82nd edition of Durga Puja in Ahmedabad, has shifted the celebrations to a new venue.

150 years of Gandhi: Once teeming with khadi buyers, Majoor Mahajan Sangh struggles to stay relevant

Photographs of Mahatma Gandhi and his disciple Anusyaben Sarabhai — who set up the Majoor Mahajan Sangh — welcome those who step in to the shop located near Bhadra Fort, one of the most busiest sections of the old city of Ahmedabad.

‘Bank of America to create 1,900 jobs in GIFT City in Gujarat’

Chandra who is an official of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry said that the LoA to Bank of America was given in just seven minutes on Thursday.

First in pollution control: how Surat industries will trade particulate matter

ETS is a market in which the traded commodity is particulate matter emissions.

Live emissions trading: Permits worth Rs 2.78 L traded in Surat

Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) put out a total of 55,993 permits to be sold on the trading platform for ETS-PM operated by the National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange e-Markets Limited (NeML).

Gujarat becomes first market in world for particulate matter emissions trading

155 industrial units in Surat came together for ‘live trading’ under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Gujarat’s revenue from Narmada waters doubles in five years

For every 1,000 litres of Narmada water supplied, the state government charged Rs 3.14 from each residential consumer and Rs 25.95 from industries, states data tabled in the legislative assembly.

After 8 months, IL&FS group back on Ahmedabad Metro rail project

The IL&FS group company has been brought back on the project after the existing contractor M/s J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd wrote to GMRC last month and expressed inability to complete the work.

Express Governance Awards: An early flood warning system that helps save lives in Gujarat

Valsad District Collector C R Kharsan was recognised under the category ‘Inclusive Innovation’ at the first The Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards.

Gujarat govt reshuffles 80 IAS officers

Among the district collectors who were transferred on Friday include those of Bhavnagar, Rajkot, Morbi, Panchmahals, Aravalli, Navsari, Botad, Kutch, Porbandar and Tapi.

Gujarat moves against firms violating local workforce norms

These norms make it mandatory even for private entities to enroll locals as 85 per cent of their employee workforce.

Before PV Sindhu, Manasi Joshi brought home another gold

Growing up, she tasted success in school and district level tournaments. But Manasi’s life took a tragic turn in 2011 when she met with an accident on her way to work and had to be hospitalised for close to 50 days.

Dinosaur park among 30 projects getting ready for PM Modi’s visit

Last year on October 31, PM Modi inaugurated the Statue of Unity.

Gujarat: 1,269 child labourers rescued in five years

A total of 2,997 raids were conducted under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act (1986) across the state between 2013 and 2018, states a written reply tabled earlier this year by the Gujarat government.

Gujarat: 40 industrial units affected by floodwaters, GIDC survey to assess damage

“We are presently conducting a survey of all the units that have been affected by the flood. Only once the survey is complete, can we arrive at an estimate of the losses,” the official said.