152 Of 225 Talukas Affected, State To Seek . 18k Crore From Centre

Gandhinagar: A high-level cabinet sub-committee on Tuesday declared more than half of Gujarat – 152 talukas out of 225 – scarcity-hit.
The committee, headed by finance minister Vajubhai Vala, concluded that scarcity condition prevailed in all these talukas as they have received less than 150 mm rainfall. A government resolution (GR) declaring these talukas as scarcity-hit is being prepared.Relief work for the affected population will begin in these talukas, where cheaper fodder and agricultural subsidies will be provided.

AHMEDABAD: For the first time the Gandhinagar district police constituted a special wild life crime cell to tackle crimes related to poaching of protected animals and even cruelty to animals.

AHMEDABAD: The Union government has decided to set up Fluoride Mitigation Centre in the state. The Centre is likely to come up in Gandhinagar.

The announcement was made at the Conference of state ministers and secretaries dealing with drinking water and sanitation. The conference was held in New Delhi. Earlier, in a reply to the question of BJP Rajya Sabha members, the Union Government had said that a detailed project proposal for the establishment of Fluoride Mitigation Centre in Gandhinagar had been received by the ministry of drinking water and sanitation in November 2011.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank, will support Gujarat in the replication in five cities of the rooftop solar project, completed last month in Gandhinagar, in

Close on heels of commencing use of wastelands in northern districts and rooftops in towns and cities, Gujarat is set to potentially use the existing 19,000 km-long network of Narmada canals across

Two days after the Chief Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, mooted a rooftop solar power generation policy, Azure Power, an independent power producer in the solar energy sector, has announced plans to de

The Gujarat Government is planning to introduce a ‘roof-top solar power policy’ so that people can generate their own power and also earn money by selling the surplus to the power grid.

Gujarat, which is bathed in the sun’s rays for most part of the year, is considering coming up with a “rooftop” solar power plant policy to enable the people to produce their own electricity and ea

It is the “second-biggest scientific adventure ever” and India is one of the few countries that have lead role in it.

Government Tells Assembly That Birds’ Numbers Dropped By 25%

Ahmedabad: Vulture population in Gujarat has dropped to a new low of 1,065 during the last five years. The count recorded in 2007 was 2,539 and ever since then, a sharp decline is seen. The count further dropped to 1,431 in 2008 and the May 2010 count showed that there are just 1,065 vultures in the state. The state government in a reply to a question posed by Karjan MLA Chandu Dabhi said that the vulture count in May 2010 was 1,065,