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Avinash Nair


KASEZ to build vertical farm for Kutch farmers as demonstration
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Aeroponics is a soilless farming technology in a controlled environment. It allows multilevel farming which means vertical farming is possible, thereby maximising the potential of a small piece of land by up to 22 times.

Banas Dairy procures cow dung from farmers for Rs 1/kg for new biogas plant
Sat, Jul 25, 2020

The newly built biogas plant, an initiative by the Banas Dairy, has a capacity to treat 40 tonnes of cow dung which is collected daily from 254 farmers of 12 villages in Dama which is near Deesa in Banaskantha district.

Explained: Why India’s largest milk cooperative is returning to edible oil business
Mon, Jul 20, 2020

After a 15-year hiatus, the country's biggest milk cooperative, which is Amul’s parent company, has now acquired a closed edible oil plant at Palanpur in north Gujarat that will tap locally grown oilseeds.

Alang shipbreaking yard introduces ‘vessel isolation’ for crew
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

In the last three months, about 300 of the total 500 crew members who came to Alang, riding on old ships meant to be broken and dismantled, are foreigners.

3 new oil jetties at Kandla to double liquid cargo handling
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

"We have a lot of oil jetties coming up at Kandla. We already have six. Two are under construction and tenders for three more have been floated," said Sanjay Mehta, chairman of DPT, which floated three tenders for constructing oil jetties number 9, 10 and 11 recently.

Adani firm wins Ro-Ro terminal bid for Hazira, offers lease of Rs 1/month
Fri, Jul 03, 2020

Union Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had earlier told this paper that the new terminal was to provide RO-RO ferry services between Hazira and Ghogha in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat.

50% of India’s contribution to ITER in France complete: Project’s India head
Fri, Jul 03, 2020

India which formally joined the ITER project in 2005, is responsible for delivery of cryostat, in-wall shielding, cooling water system, cryogenic system, heating systems, Diagnostic Neutral Beam System, power supplies and some diagnostics.

Ahmedabad Metro Phase-1 delay makes cost jump by Rs 2,000 cr
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

The Ahmedabad Metro was on the drawing board since 2005 and was initially planned to connect Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar cities in Phase-I under Metrolink Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA), when retired IAS officer Sanjay Gupta was leading the project.

Gujarat: Two Filipinos, an Indian captain among four Covid cases at Alang ship-breaking yard
Mon, Jun 29, 2020

The two foreign nationals were among the 14 member crew who had beached a vessel "MV Jakarta" on Saturday at Alang and were immediately quarantined after disembarkation.

100 workers flown down from Odisha for metro project in Ahmedabad
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

The workers who are “tunnelling experts” are among the 300-odd migrant workforce who will be brought back by second week of July from five states, officials working with the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) said.

3 districts account for 71% of Aatmanirbhar Gujarat loans
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

The scheme was launched on May 21 for small entrepreneurs and the self-employed whose incomes were adversely affected by the Covid-19 lockdown.

15 aftershocks jolt Kutch in 24 hours after earthquake
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

The biggest of the aftershocks was the one measuring 4.6 that occurred at 12.57 pm on Monday. The epicentre lay 15 kilometre north-northeast of Bhachau in Kutch district.

Gujarat: EPFO gets 95,600 claims for PF withdrawals in 3 months
Sat, Jun 13, 2020

Of the total claims made during these three months, 25,061 claims have been made by employees who filled in Form-19. This form is used for withdrawal of PF when an employee retires or quits his job.

Gujarat: Kharif sowing begins early, on four times the area usually cultivated
Fri, Jun 12, 2020

Compared to a normal rainfall of 17 mm, Gujarat has received 258 mm of rains in month of June so far, most of which were in Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions of the state, according to figures from the Indian Meteorological Department

Rural Ahmedabad: 4 talukas account for 84% of Covid cases 
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

At present, Dholka has 126 cases, while Daskroi 110 cases, Sanand 75 and Bavla 56, accounting for 84 per cent of the total Covid cases in rural Ahmedabad.

Gujarat: Over 16 lakh farmers sold produce worth Rs 5,400 crore to APMCs
Sun, Jun 07, 2020

Data provided by the state government revealed that over 5.45 lakh farmers sold 91.67 lakh quintals of agricultural produce at APMCs and earned Rs 3,702 crore between March 24 and June 1.

Ahmedabad labour market down to a fourth, and yet no work
Sat, Jun 06, 2020

According to a Majur Adhikar Manch, a labour union of construction workers, there are an estimated 100 labour markets or kadia nakas in Ahmedabad alone.

Ahmedabad: 3 bungalows taken on rent to house 13-member family who tested positive
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

In this case, the district administration is bearing the cost of the rented bungalows. The youngest individual of this infected family is a 15-year-old girl, while the eldest member is a 50-year-old woman.

Two Shramik trains leave for Nagaland, Bengal with over 3,000 migrants
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

While the train to Howrah in West Bengal largely carried artisans who used to work in jewellery shops in Ahmedabad, the train to Dimapur in Nagaland will be stopping at Vadodara, Surat and Nagpur to pick up passengers.

Gujarat: Over 16 lakh farmers sold produce worth Rs 5,400 crore to APMCs during lockdown
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Data provided by the state government revealed that over 5.45 lakh farmers sold 91.67 lakh quintals of agricultural produce at APMCs and earned Rs 3,702 crore between March 24 and June 1.

Rural ahmedabad: ‘Reverse quarantine’ for pregnant women and the elderly, says govt
Wed, Jun 03, 2020

"Reverse quarantine is a practice of detaching the most vulnerable groups from the general public, to protect them from contracting the virus. Rural Ahmedabad will be the first to implement this process," said Arun Mahesh Babu, DDO of Ahmedabad.

Gujarat borrows Rs 5,000 crore as revenues dip during lockdown
Sat, May 30, 2020

Earnings from various taxes are down by over 50 per cent

Gujarat: ‘Rs 9,500 cr Covid relief announced for state’
Sat, May 30, 2020

The state government too has announced relief measures through over 16 different programmes, officials said. This includes Rs 688 crore that will be spent on giving Rs 1,000 to 68.80 lakh families of labourers in the state and the Rs 45 crore that has been spent on migrants housed in shelters.

Gujarat Administrative Service officer Dhaval Jani tests positive for Covid
Fri, May 29, 2020

Accused of irregularities in the polls, Dhaval Jani was posted with Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) before being deputed on Covid-19 duty.

Kins’ ordeal in Ahmedabad, Vadodara hospitals: Pumping of air for dying patient to changing diapers
Thu, May 28, 2020

On Wednesday, a video was widely shared showing a patient with blood draining out of the nasal tubes and purportedly dead.