Plans On To Build 10m High Embankment Wall Along Tapi

With two more people dying of leptospirosis at the New Civil Hospital in Surat, the death toll in the past 12 days rose to five, sources said on Monday.

On World Population Day, Numbers Paint Grim Picture

It sounds like an old wives’ tale. Number of births had peaked during the two winter months of October and November in the year 2012, according to an annual statistical analysis of live births across Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara by the state health and family welfare department.

Gandhinagar: Scientists at government agriculture research station at Talod in Sabarkantha have developed a new BT hybrid variety of cotton.

Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) is set to introduce strict measures to bring air pollution in Surat city under control.

Industrial units of textile city Surat will become the first in India to run an emission trading scheme (ECS) locally.

Company issues LoI to Lanco for 600 Mw lignite-based power project at Mangrol

State-run Gujarat Industries Power Company Ltd (GIPCL) has issued letter of intent to Lanco Infratech Ltd for implementing a 600 Mw lignite-based power project at Mangrol near Surat on engineering, procurement construction (EPC) basis. The company has envisaged an investment of Rs 4200 crore for the project, informed senior company official.

Gujarat High Court on Friday directed the Central Government to decide within four weeks the issue of granting approval to the allocation of forest land to Essar Steel Ltd (ESL) near Hazira in Surat district.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Justice J B Pardiwala, while disposing of a PIL challenging the allocation of forest land measuring 2.07 lakh sq meters, also asked the Gujarat Government to demolish the constructions made by the company at the site if the Centre decides not to grant approval.

AHMEDABAD: Seemingly unimpressed with the state government's measures to curb swine flu menace, justice A S Dave of Gujarat high court on Tuesday commented, "Everything is perfect on paper, the difficulty comes at the time of implementation."

In response to various queries posed by the high court to meet the requirement in the epidemic-like situation, the state government submitted a report stating that the administration has achieved all targets set to tackle the situation.

The Integrated Processing Development Scheme, recently announced in the Union Budget for the textile sector, will enable development of new textile processing parks and also improve infrastructure, including effluent treatment facilities, in the existing textile processing centres through public private partnerships.

With an outlay of Rs. 500 crore for the XII Plan period, the scheme looks at leveraging Rs. 5,000 crore investment in the segment. The budget has proposed Rs. 50 crore allocation for 2013-2014. Details of the scheme are expected soon.

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