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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Avinash Nair


Newsmaker | Vinai Kumar Saxena, a dyed in the wool L-G
Fri, May 27, 2022

Khadi champion, Modi supporter, familiar Gujarat face Vinai Kumar Saxena is the new man in Delhi's hot seat.

Banas Dairy to drop seed bombs on mountains near Ambaji temple
Fri, May 27, 2022

Banaskantha is one of the dry regions of the state that receives about 650 mm of annual rainfall, most of which is received during the monsoon.

Subsidised seeds and fertilisers kits: Gujarat govt targets 1.2 L tribal farmers; highest in 7 years
Wed, May 25, 2022

On Tuesday, the government began distributing kits containing fertilisers and seeds. The estimated cost of one kit is Rs 3,240, but the beneficiaries are charged Rs 250, said officials.

LiFi Technology powers internet at Nadabet along Indo-Pak border
Sat, May 21, 2022

Being a wireless technology, it is bidirectional and can transmit data at high speeds.

Number of families to be displaced for Surat Metro to reduce by 70 pc
Fri, May 20, 2022

Redesigning the metro stations and bringing about small modifications in the alignment of metro rail route has helped in reducing the displacement of people, said senior officials of Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC).

Chaos in Kandla after ban: 4,000 wheat trucks in queue, 4 ships half-full
Tue, May 17, 2022

The snap announcement of the ban on wheat exports has led to chaos at the Deendayal port in Gujarat's Kutch district, with exporters and traders unsure of the fate of their cargo.

Ten firms bid for last section of Phase-2 of Ahmedabad Metro
Sun, May 15, 2022

The last section of Phase-2 is over 7.5 kilometres long and will help extend the North-South Corridor of Ahmedabad Metro from Narendra Modi Stadium at Motera to Mahtma Mandir in Gandhinagar city.

Gujarat BJP chief says workers given 90-day target to end malnourishment in state
Sat, May 14, 2022

Party state president CR Paatil says he has appealed to cadres to take care of one malnourished child each in the state where 39 per cent of under-five children are chronically undernourished or stunted.

French firm SYSTRA preparing DPR for four new metro projects in Gujarat: GMRC
Sat, May 14, 2022

These four cities will witness the development of two new kinds of MRTS, Metro Neo and Metro Lite, designed specifically for small and medium sized cities.

Gujarat: Food inflation ushers in ‘acche din’, raises farmers’ income, says GCMMF’s Sodhi
Sat, May 14, 2022

With more money going into rural India, the disparity between urban and rural incomes has also eased slightly, said RS Sodhi, managing director of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF).

4th power hike in 5 months: Gujarat govt raises fuel surcharge to Rs 2.50 per unit
Fri, May 13, 2022

According to state-run Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) the hike in Fuel and Power Purchase Price Adjustment (FPPPA) Charges or the fuel surcharge will be effective from May 1, 2022, and will be recovered from the May-June 2022 electricity bills of consumers.

AMC polls: BJP candidate declared winner again after recounting of votes
Sun, May 08, 2022

The Supreme Court, on April 26, had directed to recount the votes "to quell all doubts in the election process", following a petition moved by Congress Jagdish Mohnani who came second in the civic body poll results.

Gujarat No. 1 in getting FDI, says CM but figures don’t add up
Sat, May 07, 2022

The Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) to Gujarat have slipped to the fifth position, says data for the first nine months of the last fiscal released by the Union government’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT). This comes after the state topped the table in 2020-21—an exception compared to previous two fiscals—accounting for […]

Gujarat: No rival can stop PM’s ‘Ashwamedha Yagna’, says C R Paatil
Sat, May 07, 2022

“If anybody tries to attack this culture of Gujarat then the people of the state will not accept it,” he said, asking party workers to ensure that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) loses its deposit in all the seats it contests during the 2022 assembly elections.

Buying costly power: GUVNL hikes fuel surcharge third time in 2022
Thu, May 05, 2022

In a communique to all four electricity distribution companies on April 29, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) directed them to charge Rs 2.30 per unit as FPPPA (fuel and power purchase price adjustment charges or fuel surcharge), which is an increase of 10 paise.

State govt continuity on our mind while investing… policy can change: Singapore High Commissioner Simon Wong
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

'We have invested in all southern states, mainly because of natural ties. It all boils down to the state, how friendly they are. The new state coming up is Gujarat. We are also looking at northern states like Haryana.'

Singapore envoy: ‘Gujarat, Haryana, UP, Assam (all good for investment)…If a state govt will continue is always on our mind’
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

High Commissioner Simon Wong talks to The Indian Express, among other things, about his country’s investments in India, the sectors Singapore is looking at, and the states that are business-friendly. 

SGX due to start ops at GIFT City, Singapore envoy says a ‘ghost town’ after work hours
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

Singapore High Commissioner Simon Wong says it is “hard” for Singaporeans to live in GIFT City as it is “quite a ghost town” after working hours. He also says the “bylaws are very tough” and “it is difficult to build a financial centre”.

From cattle control to river linking, protests force rollbacks in Gujarat
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

The most recent one was to put in abeyance The Gujarat Cattle Control (Keeping and Moving) in Urban Areas Bill, 2022, a week after it had been passed by the Assembly. It is the first time the state BJP government had to make such a reversal.

Explained: ‘Wagah of Gujarat’, the state’s new tourist destination
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

The  Indo-Pakistan border viewing point in Nadabet, as part of the Seema Darshan project, is aimed at boosting border-tourism in Gujarat. What activities does the project include? How has the response been so far?

At 20,277 MW, Gujarat records highest power demand in a day
Sun, Apr 10, 2022

“Gujarat has reached the highest demand for over 20,000 MW. The per head average power consumption in the state is 2150 units, while in other states the average consumption is 1150 units,” Kanu Desai, State Energy Minister told The Indian Express.

Eye on metrorail projects, ABB to set up traction motors unit in Vadodara
Sat, Apr 09, 2022

Eyeing the growing metrorail market in the country, ABB India is in the process of constructing a dedicated unit for manufacturing 1,500 traction motors, that provide crucial propulsion to metros and other locomotives, in Vadodara.

Income tax collections from Gujarat rises 114 pc to Rs 70k cr in 2021-’22
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

When the economy was not doing good during the pandemic, the IRS official said, the department had not issued notices or made demands for tax collections.

Over 120 million tonnes of cargo transported through Gujarat waterways in past five years
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

Out of the 111 national waterways identified under the National Waterways Act 2016, 26 were found viable for cargo and passenger movements which included National Water Way  73 on Narmada river and National Water Way 100 on Tapi river.

Gujarat: Maldhari community to protest against Cattle Bill
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

Congress MLA Raghu Desai said that the community will hold anti-government protests under the banner of Gujarat Maldhari Mahapanchayat.