As the state government enforced the nationwide lockdown, labourers working in factories, construction sites, agricultural fields started leaving their settlements from Rajkot city and rural parts of the district as well as neighbouring Morbi district on Wednesday.
In a directive issued on Thursday by Director of Agriculture Marketing and Rural Finance YA Baloch stated, the step to allow the APMCs to remain closed has been taken because "financial year ending, lack of labourers and availability of only few traders for the auction process."
Speaking to The Indian Express, Speaker Rajendra Trivedi confirmed that he had accepted the resignations of four MLAs of the Opposition party. Trivedi, however, refused to share their names, saying he would do so only in the House.
IOC officials said that the company’s refinery at Koyali in Vadodara started refining auto fuels to BS-VI grade from last November onward and that upgradation of the remaining 10 refineries has also been completed.
India has proposed inclusion of the three species on Appendix-I of the Convention. Appendix-I lists species threatened with extinction, while Appendix-II lists those in need of global cooperation for favourable conservation status.
The CMS secretariat had prepared both the resolutions based on inputs provided by its ETF and Scientific Council. Incidentally, India, which leads the International Solar Alliance, has ambitious targets of renewable energy generation.
Yadvendradev Jhala, Dean of Wildlife Institute of India, said that power lines in grasslands of Kutch district of Gujarat and Rajasthan, the main habitat of the critically endangered GIB, were a major threat to these birds
In Ratnal, a village in Anjar taluka of eastern Kutch, a group which identified itself as Akhil Bharat Desh Rakshak Samiti allegedly put up a hoarding that read “Jai Shri Ram: Anti-national elements shall not stop or park their vehicles and rickshaws in Ratnal village.”