AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court on Friday green-lighted the felling of trees to expand highways in Saurashtra by rejected a PIL which sought to restrain the administration from chopping down nearly 10,262 trees.

While dismissing the PIL, however, the bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala ordered the authorities to plant three times to the number of trees that will be chopped off in the road-widening process. This means the authorities will have to plant 30,000 trees.

Expediting the proposal on Uttar Pradesh's first lion safari in Etawah, the State Wildlife Department has completed the Master Plan of the project.

ReNew Power commissions its first wind project, reaffirming its commitment towards Clean Power for India. In keeping with its commitment to become the leading renewable energy producer in India, ReNew Wind Power Pvt. Ltd., an independent power producer, commissioned its first wind farm project at Jasdan, Rajkot district, Gujarat.

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

Gandhinagar: With summer setting in, the Narendra Modi government does not want to take any chances with rural folk in an election year. In a massive drive to make full use of Narmada waters across Gujarat for drinking purposes, complete plans have been worked out to ensure that not only do they reach in all parts of Gujarat, but also to as many as individual households as possible. Funds have been made available, and administrative sanction obtained, to begin tens of big and small projects.

Solar power projects with a total capacity of 600 Mw will soon be commisioned at a ceremony at Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka village in Radhanpur, officials of Gujarat Power Corporation said here on Sunday.

The projects at Solar Park currently has an aggregate capacity of 214 Mw.Twenty one new projects generating 210 Mw of solar power would be commissioned at the Solar park on April 19 by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, while other projects have been developed at Anand, Banaskantha, Jamnangar, Junagadh, Kutch, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surat, and Surendranagar, they said.

The World Bank-aided Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) project, aiming to provide solution for better management of coastal zone, is expected to be completed in Gujarat by 2015.

AHMEDABAD: Here is another instance of a suspected cover up by the state health department.

If the figures given out by the directorate of national vectorborne disease control program (NVBDCP) are to be believed then there were just 14 malaria deaths in the state between January and October this year.

AHMEDABAD: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has decided to widen the Ahmedabad-Rajkot and Bamanbore-Samakhiyali stretches of the national highway grid.

AHMEDABAD: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) aims to ready the master plan to combat the outbreak of diseases three months in advance.