Food and beverages giant PepsiCo on Friday offered to settle lawsuits against nine Gujarat-based farmers whom it had filed suits over the issue of growing and selling a particular variety of potato

According to locals, the success of the scheme depends on power supply, which in the region is erratic, besides maintenance of the machinery.

Watershed morphometric analysis is important for controlling floods and planning restoration actions. The present study is focused on the identification of suitable sites for locating water harvesting structures using morphometric analysis and multi-criteria based decision support system. The Hathmati watershed of river Hathmati at Idar taluka, Sabarkantha district, Gujarat is experiencing excessive runoff and soil erosion due to high intensity rainfall.

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.

Four peahens and a peacock were found dead on the border of the fields in Merwada village near Shyamlaji in Sabarkantha district on Tuesday.

Two peahens were also found struggling for life and were shifted to a veterinary clinic in Shyamlaji, officials said. According to range forest officer P K Desai, two birds, including the peacock, were found in the well, while carcasses of three peahens were found in the field.

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Ahmedabad: Man-made disaster sparked by blatant reuse of contaminated injections, syringes and needles was the prime reason for the high incidence of viral hepatitis-B recorded in 2009 which grew to 19 per 1 lakh population in the state from 17 per lakh population

Palanpur: First class judicial magistrate of Vijaynagar,on Friday, granted six-day remand to four persons held with leopard skins on Wednesday night at Vijaynagar in Sabarkantha district.
Four members of a gang trading in leopard skins were arrested in a joint operation by state Intelligence Bureau and forest department.

Lassiben Somabhai Parmar, an illiterate lady is educated probably much more than those scientists and the extension workers who often advocate only chemical pesticide based solutions disregarding the health of environment, soil, animals, plants, humans etc.

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Gandhinagar: In an important decision of far-reaching consequences for investors wanting to set up shop in Ahmedabad and north Gujarat, the state government has decided to come up with a law that will go a long way in facilitating poor farmers to sell the land they have been tilling for decades.

Palanpur: A leopard, which was entangled in a bundle of loose telephone cables strewn across a field some 45 km from Himmatnagar in Vadali taluka, was set free by the forest department on Thursday evening. This is one of the first sighting of the spotted wild cat in the region.