GANDHINAGAR: The last abode of Asiatic Lions, Gir Sanctuary, lost 25 lions in the year 2011-12 till December, the Gujarat assembly was informed.

Jaipur, Mysore and Thane have come forward to do pilot projects for grid-connected rooftop solar, Mr Tarun Kapur, Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, told Business Line.

Gandhinagar: Closely following the draft Gujarat Water Policy 2011 sent to the chief minister’s office (CMO) for finalization, a fresh high-level document, prepared for the Planning Commission of India, has proposed major water reforms in rural Gujarat.

This document proposes introducing availability of water 24x7 through water meters at the individual household level. Suggesting that this can be done on a pilot basis in 50 selected villages in the first year of the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17), the document says other villages can follow “based on results and response of the community towards water usage.”

Bald Tyres, Dirty Interiors, Broken Glasses A Common Sight

Ahmedabad: In order to promote micro generation of power from unconventional sources, Gujarat government is planning to come out with a detailed policy to install solar panels on rooftop.

New Delhi: Indian engineers will fabricate the world’s largest high-vacuum cold storage vessel for an ambitious international project to generate energy from a process that powers the sun.

AHMEDABAD: The highest animal mortality in zoos of the country was reported from Gujarat. Of the 2,910 zoo animal deaths in a year across India, 380 were in Gujarat. In Kankaria zoo in Ahmedabad, 150 animals died in the last one year. This zoo has over 2,000 animals.

In a year-long deal, Guj & Adani Power to supply 600 MW of electricity

GANDHINAGAR: The Central government's latest move to enact a new law for mining companies to set aside 26 per cent of their profits for local communities will likely prove some consolation to 50,00

GANDHINAGAR: The state's population has reached 6.04 crore in 2011, experiencing an overall decadal growth of 19.17 per cent. Gujarat has also experienced a 35.83 per cent growth in urban population between 2001 and 2011, as compared to rural areas' 9.23 per cent, which could prove to be a major policy indicator for state planners.