Ahmedabad: A recent study done by a women’s organization, along with international agency, in 34 villages of Gujarat has found that 22.2% of the women who inherited land in the last three years had

National Solar Mission instrumental in bringing down cost of power

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Phase-1 (JNNSM) is poised to make India a global leader in the development of solar power as its green growth agenda increased the installed capacity from around 30 MW to more than 2,000 MW, a World Bank report said on Thursday.

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat's child sex ratio (CSR) in the 0-6 age group has improved by seven points from 883 in 2001 to 890 in 2011.

Rajkot: A number of eligible bachelors in the drought-struck Dedan village near Amreli are ruing their luck.

The Union Government has declared 17 districts in Gujarat as drought-affected, Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani has said.

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Ahmedabad: There is a dazzling field of mirrors that you can find near the vast saltpans of the Little Rann. It is like a sparkling oasis in the desert — much like a gleaming silver screen covering the vast desolate white sand around. This is Charanka village in Patan, where over 2,965 acres, rows of photovoltaic cells or solar panels have been laid out to harness the sun. They are generating 214 MW of electricity every day—more than China’s 200 MW Golmund Solar park.

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Solar Park project inaugurated with much fanfare in Charanka village of Patan district recently has courted controversy.

The Gujarat high court on Thursday sought explanation from the state authorities over allegations of huge irregularities in land acquisition process for the project. Petitioner Farsubhai Goklani filed a PIL through advocate Hriday Buch claiming that certain people close to the ruling party purchased land much before announcement of the project in this village.

Central Team Apprised Of Drought-Like Situation Despite Recent Rains

Gandhinagar:The Gujarat government has asked the Government of India (GoI) to provide Rs 450 crore as “help” to fight vulnerable nutrition levels in 132 talukas, mainly belonging to Saurashtra, Kutch and North Gujarat, where the government believes a drought-like situation prevails, despite recent rains. The demand comes significantly close on the heels of Narendra Modi’s controversial statement where the chief minister said that middle class girls are so health conscious that they do not consume milk, hence suffer from poor nutrition levels.

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.

As half of India huddled in darkness earlier this week, Gujarat remained unaffected. The state now has ambitious plans of becoming India’s biggest solar power hub. But how viable is this source of energy? And is it easy on the pocket?

Just off the road heading towards the salt pans of the Great Rann, a desolate swathe of desert shines brightly. Across a big expanse — till the eye can see — it seems the whole patch has turned into a silver plate. On closer look, though, one realizes that it is the solar panels — hundreds of them spread over an area of 3,000 acres — that are reflecting the sunlight and, in the process, turning it into energy.