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Gopal B Kateshiya


In Rajkot village, residents lose work, farmers struggle for agriculture inputs
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The district had recorded eight confirmed cases coronavirus infection till Friday and police were cracking down on those violating the prohibitory orders during the lockdown.

Long road: Migrant workers from Rajkot get vehicles at Chotila
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

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.

Gujarat: Govt takes u-turn, directs all foodgrain APMCs to remain shut till Apr 14
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

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."

Gujarat: Disruptions in labour and trading – fishing industry comes to a halt
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Gujarat has the longest coastline in the country at 1650 kilometre. Fishing is also an important contributor to the state's GDP and Rs 7,000 crore worth of seafood is annually exported.

Gujarat: 4 Congress MLAs resign ahead of RS polls, 41 sent to Jaipur resort
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

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.

BJP announces two candidates for Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Bharadwaj was the defence counsel in the 2002 Gulberg Society massacre case in which former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri and 68 others were killed. 

‘All IOC petrol pumps in Gujarat to start providing BS-VI grade petrol-diesel soon’
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

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.

A flap away from extinction
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

Great Indian bustard is a critically endangered species whose Indian population is estimated to be 150, out of which less than 10 are in Gujarat.

How India can be an opportunity for cheetah, and why it will take time
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

The reintroduction of cheetahs in India can be very useful for the species, and obviously very important for the biodiversity of India’s grassland ecosystems, an expert explains.

Explained: How India proposals at UN event can help elephants, migratory birds
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

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.

COP13: Environmental Impact Assessment for power lines not needed, says India
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

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.

Experts concerned about risks posed by power lines to birds
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Experts stressed that efforts to mitigate climate change can result in pressures on wildlife if energy project siting is not done carefully.

Conservation of migratory species of wild animals: Experts concerned about risks posed by power lines to birds
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

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

781 whale sharks rescued off Gujarat coast in 17 years: govt
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Sajan John, manager and head of WTI’s marine conservation project, said that India had included whale sharks in the Schedule-I of the Indian Wildlife (Conservation) Act in 2001.

India and Russia propose to collaborate for conservation of migratory arctic birds
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

India is one of the 30 countries part of the Central Asian flyway of migratory birds as well as part of the migration route of migratory Arctic birds.

Gujarat: Vijay Rupani flags off pro-CAA rally, 60 per cent participants from schools and colleges
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Several students were spotted carrying a two-km long cloth in tricolour, while others wore saffron caps bearing the message, “We support CAA”.

Kutch traders who supported bandh against CAA allege boycott, threats
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

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.”

Anti-CAA protest: Kutch traders who supported bandh allege boycott, threats
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

While no complaints have been filed with the police, purported videos and messages calling for a boycott are doing the rounds of social media.

Price Recovery: Not peanuts any more
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Chinese demand has lifted fortunes of groundnut farmers, even as the coronavirus outbreak can be a spoiler .

Price turnaround: These farmers aren’t crying
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Food inflation isn’t a bad thing, at least for onion growers.