This policy announced by Gujarat government is aimed at reducing pollution caused by untreated solid waste. Under the policy, urban local bodies (ULBs), such as municipal corporations, will provide land on lease at a token rate of Rs 1 to business entities who wish to set up their solid waste-based power generations units. 

Gujarat has rivers, streams and large canal network which could be used for generation of clean and renewable power through small, mini and micro hydroelectricity (hydel) projects, hereinafter referred to as `Small Hydel Project'. However, only a small portion of the potentials in the state have so far been tapped.

The Gujarat government has announced this first-ever ‘Cottage and Rural Industries Policy-2016’ with emphasis on building an ecosystem to boost the industry and to provide more employment opportunities to the artisans engaged in traditional crafts. With the increasing demand for compliance with environmental standards, the State Government would strive to develop and promote environment friendly arts and crafts that would utilize available natural resources in a sustainable manner and use environmental friendly production processes.

The Government of Gujarat recognises that road accidents have now become a major public health issue, and the victims are mainly the poor and vulnerable road users. The Government of Gujarat further recognises that as road accidents involve roads, motor vehicles and the human beings, road safety needs to be addressed on a holistic basis.

Government of Gujarat announced new solar policy to increase the solar power production in the state. The Energy and Petrochemicals Department presented the ‘Gujarat Solar Power Policy-2015’, the second solar power policy by the Government, the first one was given in 2009.

As per the provisions of the Gujarat State Disaster Management Act, 2003, the State has to prepare a State Disaster Management Plan (SDMP) keeping in mind the vulnerability of State to various hazards. Further, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Government of India has also issued guidelines for preparing the SDMP.

Gujarat government has announced its new industrial policy for 2015. This policy will focus on key areas like infrastructure development, simplification of labour laws and motivation of new innovations through technology transfer.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has approved this wind energy policy to expedite development of wind power generations in the state. Read text of this policy.

GUJARAT BILL NO. OF 2013.
A B I L L
to provide for irrigation and drainage in the State of Gujarat.
WHEREAS it is necessary to make provisions for the construction
relating to irrigation in the State of Gujarat and for the matters connected
therewith and incidental thereto.

This budget publication, viz. “Socio-Economic Review, Gujarat State, 2012-13” has been prepared by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics, for presentation in the Budget Session of the State Assembly.

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