Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bharatkumar K. Patel Vs MoEF Ors. regarding proposed 5000 hectare port based multi-product SEZ in Kandla and Tuna area of Gandhidham, Bhuj, Gujrat.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/judgment/552013(App)(WZ)_13Dec2013_final_order.pdf

AHMEDABAD: The rate at which the swine flu virus has been engulfing a restricted number of districts in Saurashtra has been worrying state health department.

SSNNL-Sponsored Survey Flies In The Face Of State Govt’s Claims Of Drought

Gandhinagar: A just-published study, sponsored by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL), suggests that even the existing incomplete canal network should have considerably eased the current scarcity conditions, claimed to be prevailing in large parts of Gujarat. The study acquires significance, as it comes almost about the same time when the Gujarat government regarded “lack of rains” as the chief criterion to declare 91 out of 225 talukas as “scarcity hit”. Based on the same, the state has demanded Rs 18,000 crore from the Centre as drought relief.

High cost, dull market and strict green norms add to mining industry's woes

Slow growth pace in the mining sector is hurting mineral processing units in Gujarat. At least 500 small and medium mineral processing units have curtailed their operations by half over the past three months and some more are likely to follow suit as high cost of operations and dull market conditions add to industry woes.

ONGC has received 121,207 carbon credits for its 51 MW wind power project at Bhuj in Gujarat, the company said in a statement.

An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted many parts of Gujarat in the wee hours today but there were no reports of damage to property or loss of life.

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-GN) have undertaken a project to develop a ‘slight early’ earthquake warning system.

Ahmedabad PSA Peugeot Citroën, France’s largest carmaker and Europe’s second largest, will invest R4,000 crore to build a factory at Sanand near Ahmedabad for 1,65,000 cars yearly and creating 5,000 direct jobs. The integrated manufacturing plant, which will come up in 600 acre, will roll out its first Peugeot car in 2014, over a decade after the company left India following a bitter parting with its former partner Premier Automobiles.

In 10 years, quake-ravaged Bhuj rises from the dust thanks to government initiatives, corporate enthusiasm and resilience of enterprising individuals. The town is growing horizontally to avoid disasters that tall buildings pose. Shramana Ganguly Mehta & Parag Dave report

BHUJ. It is a word that almost became a synonym for devastation.

Tremors of the powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Pakistan were felt in Bhuj and Kutch too, bringing back the grim reminder of the devastating earthquake of 2001. Residents of Lakhpat, Abdassa and Khavda rushed out of their houses at 2 am.