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

After claiming to have conducted an analysis of the minutes of over 60 meetings of Expert Appraisal committee (EAC) of the union ministry of environment and Forests (MoEF), the South Asia Network o

Vadodara: The Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) has issued a closure notice to a chemical manufacturing firm based in Nandesari on the outskirts of the city for discharging effluent in Mini river last month.

The environment watchdog of the state issued a closure notice to Unit-II and Unit-III of Panoli Intermediates (India) Pvt Ltd, which manufactures dye intermediate and other chemicals, on Wednesday.

Vadodara Gas Company Ltd (VGCL), a city gas distribution (CGD) player joint promoted by Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) and GAIL Gas Limited is looking to expand its consumer base by adding 200,000 domestic consumers over the next five years.

With the existing base of about 75,000 domestic gas consumers and about 2800 commercial units, VMC believes that the GAIL Gas JV would help expand the existing CGD network in Vadodara and add about 30 new CNG stations in the city over the next five years, a VMC official informed.

The Baroda District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited popularly known as Baroda Dairy will revive its Narmada Neer project which is lying on deathbed since a year.

The district co-operative dairy union will bring Narmada Neer bottles and pouches back on the shelf before first week of October. The dairy union has already conducted production trials for the relaunch of the project.

Their Children Have Dropped Out Of School In Many Villages

Rajkot: A native of Sinchor village in Pavi-Jetpur taluka of Vadodara district Kiran Nayak (16) enrolled himself in Ambardi village high school in Gondal taluka of Rajkot this year as his family has been living here for the last five years. His father Bhima Nayak hoped that Kiran would get good education along with employment. However, fate has something else in store for him.

Forty-seven students of a government primary school at Brahmanvasi village in Gujarat were allegedly beaten up by their teacher for raising their voice against the delay in getting mid-day meals, the police said on Sunday.

The incident came to light on Saturday after Jayantibhai Somabhai, the guardian of one student, lodged a complaint against teacher Bela Patel. Ms. Patel has been removed following a hue and cry over the incident. District Development Officer Rakesh Shankar asked the District Education Officer to submit a report on the incident.

One day in October last year, the villagers of Wadia in Vadodara district close to the Maharashtra border saw light.

Industry body calls for review of entire value chain of power

Endemic fluorosis resulting from high fluoride concentration in groundwater is a major public health problem in India. This study was carried out to measure and compare the prevalence of dental fluorosis and dental caries in the population residing in high and normal level of fluoride in their drinking water in Vadodara district, Gujarat, India.