User: phemk23 Topic: Gujarat Agriculture
Category: North Gujarat Agriculture
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Minor raped in Balrampur 24.4.2018 General News
An eight year-old girl was allegedly raped at knifepoint by a man in a village here, police said today. The girl was returning from her agriculture field when the accused Chunnu (28) dragged her into a field and allegedly raped her at knifepoint yesterday. Villagers working nearby rushed on hearing the cries of the child and nabbed the accused, police said ,adding the girl was admitted to a hospital. DIG, Devi Patan, Anil Kumar Rai who visited the victim in hospital and met her family members, said the accused has been arrested and the girl was being taken to Gonda for treatment.
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Textile industry banks on expo to promote Gujarat as garment hub 24.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Textile industry banks on expo to promote Gujarat as garment hub
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DRI seizes imported sesame seeds worth Rs 4.5 crore in Mundra 21.4.2018 DNA: India
The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Ahmedabad has seized imported sesame seeds of Rs 4.53 crores from an importer in Mundra. Acting on a specific intelligence of an importer based at Deesa involved in the import of raw sesame seeds at Mundra port from Sudan without having the valid Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) licence, a search was carried out at the office and factory premises of the said importer. During interrogation, the partner of the importer firm confessed that he knew that the FSSAI Licence was required for the import of raw sesame seeds. He admitted that they were importing sesame seeds without a licence from the Central Licensing authority as required under Food Safety and Standards (Imports) Regulations, 2017. A total of ten containers of imported sesame seeds which were already customs cleared from Mundra port lying in their factory premises were seized. Officers of DRI Gandhidham seized 24 more containers of sesame seeds which were awaiting customs clearance at ...
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Guj CM asks collectors to visit field, work for poor 18.4.2018 General News
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today directed all the district collectors and development officers to put in efforts to complete the ongoing works in their areas by conducting site visits twice a week. Addressing collectors and district development officers at a conference in Gandhinagar, the chief minister told them to ensure that the poor and downtrodden citizens do not suffer in getting their work done, stated an official release. "Our government is committed to uproot corruption. In order to get first hand information about the ongoing works, I urge you to conduct site visits in your areas twice a week. We can improve the system by this method of getting direct feedback from the public," the release quoted the CM as saying. "It is expected from you to bring in a transparent system to ensure that poor and downtrodden are not forced to pay a single rupee to get their legitimate work done," he said. The chief minister directed the officers to work in ...
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Sobha to invest Rs 500 cr on housing project at GIFT City 16.4.2018 General News
Realty firm Sobha Ltd today said it has forayed into Gujarat property market and will invest Rs 500 crore to develop a housing project in GIFT City. The Bengaluru-based firm will develop nearly 1,000 apartments in this project. "The company will make an investment of over INR 500 crore towards residential development in Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City)," Sobha said in a statement. Sobha Ltd Chairman Ravi Menon said Ahmedabad is a prominent business centre of Gujarat and the city is the second largest cotton textile centre in India after Mumbai with equally strong pharma, petrochemical and automobile industries. J C Sharma, Vice Chairman and MD, Sobha, said, "With our investment in GIFT City, Sobha aims to meet the increasing demand for affordable housing while contributing to Prime Minister's vision of Housing for All." Spread over 886 acres, GIFT City has so far received investment of over Rs 11,000 crore with allotment of about 16 million sq ft of built up area. ..
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Union Agri Min Radha Mohan Singh unveils 'Steel Charkha' 16.4.2018 General News
Union Minister For Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh has unveiled an 18 feet long, 5.75 feet wide and 9 feet high 'Grand Steel Charkha' in front of Gandhi Museum at Motihari. Singh unveiled the 'Grand Steel Charkha' at Charkha park yesterday at a function organised as part of concluding ceremony of Champaran Satyagrah centenary celebrations at Motihari. The grand high-quality steel, corrosion resistant and non-magnetic Charkha has been provided by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) and manufactured at Prayog Samiti at Ahmedabad, a KVIC unit near Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat, a KVIC release said today. In his inaugural address, Singh said that "it is a matter of pride for this erstwhile land of Satyagraha from where Mohandas Karamchand Gandhiji started his journey to be our loving Bapu that it is now symbolizing our Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' mission," the release said. The minister represents Motihari is the Lok ...
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889 AMC-run primary school kids addicted to tobacco, gutka 16.4.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The annual health screening at AMC-run schools has revealed that 889 primary schoolchildren are addicted to tobacco, some of them even preferring it to chips or chocolate. “When children come for dental check-ups, we can instantly tell whether or not they consume tobacco. And, children are innocent. Those who did readily confessed to consuming gutka daily,” Swati Bhatt, a medical officer at Kalupur Urban Health Centre under the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), said. “We ask them to take a pledge not to consume these things, and we ask parents and teachers to pay such children special attention,” added Dr Bhatt. In many cases, children pick up such habits from peers and slowly get addicted. And in most cases, parents remain clueless, Bhatt says. “We tell the kids that it might lead to severe diseases like cancer,” she said.   A total of 889 children, aged between 5 and 14 years in civic-run primary schools, are addicted to tobacco, she said.  Dr Bhavin Solanki, in-charge medical officer of health, ...
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Need society's support to make Gujarat tobacco-free: Rupani 15.4.2018 General News
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today sought the support of society to make Gujarat tobacco-free and said his government was committed to eradicating cancer from the state. He said that there was need to create awareness among those in the younger generation who are addicted to tobacco. "It is the demand of the times that we should make our society tobacco-free. We are committed to eradicating cancer from Gujarat," Rupani said today. He said that the state government was planning to have more super speciality hospitals so that people living in remote areas could also get quality medical treatment. He was speaking after inaugurating a cancer awareness camp organised here by the Shri Pujit Rupani Memorial Trust, a welfare organisation formed in the name of the Gujarat chief minister's late son. The Gujarat CM is the chairman of the trust. The trust has decided to organise cancer awareness camps here in partnership with the Rotary Club of Rajkot (Midtown) and the ...
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NID students help Kutch weavers to revive desi wool 14.4.2018 DNA: Top News
Textile design students of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad have helped weavers of Kutch to revive Desi wool, which was given up by the weavers. In a project aimed at co-creation, the textile design department of NID collaborated with an NGO Khamir, which works for the empowerment of craftsmen in Kutch, to revive the use of indigenous cotton namely Kala cotton and local wool. Says professor Swasti Singh Ghai, course co-ordinator, “Design should not remove culture, but enhance culture. While the aim was how to popularize use of Kala cotton among weavers and make products that impact the market, the challenge was how to make it more delicate and aesthetic since Kala cotton is heavier. Also, majority of weavers had given up desi wool so the idea was how to re-introduce desi wool and make certain products which could be sold in other parts of India. Twelve students of NID worked closely with 4 weavers from Kutch and understood the challenges faced by the weavers. The students then worked to solve ...
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Farmers, traders hit as cash supply takes a cut in Gujarat 14.4.2018 DNA: Popular News
Farmers and traders are severely hit in Gujarat as there is not enough cash in cooperative banks. Farmers repay their loan in March and new loans are disbursed in April, bankers said. However, RBI is not releasing cash in sufficient quantity and loan disbursement has been affected adversely. Gujarat Urban Cooperative Bank Federation (GUCBF) said in a press release that Rabi season is going on and farmers need to be paid in cash. However, Urban Cooperative Banks do not have sufficient cash and so farmers and traders are facing a severe shortage of cash. "Farmers are coming to markets to sell wheat, castor, cumin and other crops. They need to be paid in cash, which is in short supply with UCBs," GUCBF said in the statement. Same is the case with District Central Cooperative Banks (DCCBs) which operate in rural areas. "We are told that RBI has not released enough cash to cooperative banks. We sought money from SBI, Bank of India (BoI) and other nationalized banks. But we are told that even they are short of ...
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Gujarat CM's Trust to hold cancer awareness camps 12.4.2018 General News
Shri Pujit Rupani Memorial Trust (SPRMT), run by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in his personal capacity, will start holding cancer awareness camps in Rajkot for the people of Saurashtra region. Vijay Rupani, who is the chairman of the Trust will inaugurate the camp on April 15, his wife and trustee of SPRMT Anjaliben Rupani said here today. "The camp will be held on the second and fourth Saturday of every month with the association of Rotary Club of Rajkot Midtown and Ahmedabad-based Astha Oncology Associates Healthcare Global (HCG) hospital," she said. "During the camps, people of Saurashtra and Kutch regions can consult the state's leading cancer surgeons free of cost," she added. Rajkot mayor Jayman Upadhyay, who is also one of the trustees of SPRMT, said, "The objective of the camp is to create awareness among the people about cancer." To combat cancer, four steps- awareness, precautions, early diagnosis and proper follow-up- are required, which the camp will ..
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No ideological difference in political parties: Lord Meghnad Desai 8.4.2018 DNA: Money
There is no ideological difference among leading political parties in India, and none are capable to taking bold steps to boost to the growth or improve governance, British Parliamentarian Lord Meghnad Desai said in the city on Saturday. a. So the issues of low productivity in agriculture, manufacturing sector and overall governance have persisted. “It’s like Pepsi and Coca Cola. Everyone feels that a government is needed for every single purpose. If there is a new problem, you need one more government regulation to solve it,” Desai said while delivering a lecture organized by Saraswati Natwarlal Bhagwati – AMA Centre for Leadership at Ahmedabad Management Association (AMA) in the city. No government is willing to privatize the banks or a Public Sector Units like Air India or change labour laws that can improve the productivity of labours and also work in the interest of labourers. “There is no country where the government operates 27 Public Sector Banks. If you want it you can have one,” he said ...
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STC case: ED attaches properties worth Rs 5.41 cr of prime accused 4.4.2018 General News
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), on Wednesday, attached assets valued at INR 5,41,21,750 crore belonging to the Director of Priyanka Overseas Ltd (POL), R. K. Jain, one of the prime accused in cheating the government-owned State Trade Corporation (STC) of India.Following an FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against Jain and a few officers of the STC (New Delhi and Ahmedabad Branch), a case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002 (PMLA) was registered by the ED and searches were conducted.The STC is a Public Sector undertaking involved in import/export of different commodities such as rice, wheat, sugar etc. POL was one of such associates of STC for facilitating the export of wheat and rice.According to ED, Jain conspired with the officers of STC with the object of financing POL for export of wheat and rice in violation of the guidelines of the STC and thereby causing wrongful loss to STC amounting to INR 51 crores, for which Jain was directly ...
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Ahmedabad sizzles at 41 degree Celsius 30.3.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
If you have perspired and sweltered the worst on Thursday, there is a reason for it. Ahmedabad scorched at 41 degree Celsius, the highest in the season so far. The maximum temperature hovered around 41 degree Celsius, three degrees above the normal mark. The day's heat was relatively better than 41.5 degree Celsius in March 2015 and 2016 and 42.8 degree Celsius in 2017. The mercury shot up to 43 degrees on March 21, 2010, the hottest day recorded that decade. The highest ever temperature recorded in March was on March 31, 1908, when the mercury touched 43.9 degrees. The minimum temperature recorded on Thursday was 22.7 degree Celsius, one degree above normal, state web portal of MeT department mentioned. The weatherman said Friday will have a clear sky with maximum temperature around 40 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature will be around 22 degree Celsius. Although the mercury touched 41 degree Celsius, I feel like the temperature was more because of the change in wind pattern. "The wind has been ...
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NABARD pegs Gujarat's priority sector lending at Rs 1.28L crore 27.3.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
National rural banking refinancer has estimated priority sector rural credit of Rs1,28,307 crore in Gujarat for the fiscal 2018-19, indicating a rise of over 10% over the current fiscal. The estimates for agriculture sector are estimated at Rs77,474.62 crore indicating a rise of 7.6% over the current fiscal. National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on Monday released its credit estimates for the fiscal 2018-19 during a State Credit Seminar held in Gandhinagar. According to a statement by NABARD, of the Rs1,28,307 crore of estimated credit plan for the priority sector, of which Rs77,474.62 crore is for agriculture, Rs36,151.05 crore for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the rest of Rs14,681.77 crore for other sectors. The estimates have come at a time when Gujarat is facing a severe agrarian crisis, with farmers complaining that they are not getting remunerative prices for the crops. Anger is simmering in villages as farmers are told not to sow summer crops in the current ...
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Former Guj MLA booked for assaulting probationary forest 25.3.2018 General News
A former MLA of Gondal constituency, Mahipatsinh Jadeja, has been booked for allegedly attacking four probationary officers of the Indian Forest Service near Ribda, about 20 kilometres from here, police said. Officials said the incident happened when a group of 47 probationers of the 2017 batch was returning to Ahmedabad yesterday morning by bus. "The bus halted at a petrol pump, near Jadeja's residence, to fill fuel and four of the probationers alighted for some fresh air. One of them was leaning against the wall of Jadeja's residence and the latter thought the probationer was urinating against the wall," an official said. A heated argument ensued in which Jadeja attacked one of the probationers, Vipul, with a rod and also three others, Rahul, Sunil and Pankaj, when they came to Vipul's rescue, the police official said. One of the men accompanying Jadeja allegedly tried to ram them with his jeep, police said. "The person who attacked the forest officials was identified
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No action yet on illegal slaughterhouses in Gujarat: Govt 21.3.2018 General News
A state-constituted committee has identified 31 illegal slaughterhouses across Gujarat in the last two years, but no action has been taken against them so far, the government told the Assembly today. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, Congress' Jawahar Chavda sought the details of the work done by the State Slaughterhouse Committee during the last two years (ending December 31, 2017). Referring to a directive issued by the Supreme Court, which led to the formation of the committee, Chavda sought to know the number of illegal slaughterhouses identified by the panel in 2016 and 2017. In his written reply, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani informed the House the committee has identified 31 illegal abattoirs across the state in the last two years. Responding to a sub-question about the action taken against these slaughterhouses, Rupani said "zero" in his written reply, indicating that no measure was taken against these outlets. Raising the same issue, Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani ...
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Gujarat have no gauchar land in over 2,750 villages 21.3.2018 DNA: Money
Almost one-sixth of the nearly 18,000 villages in Gujarat have no gauchar or pasture land, information provided by the state government in the assembly on Monday showed. Pasture land is where cattle and other livestock graze. Pasture lands have been shrinking due to rising urbanization. There is no gauchar land in 2,754 villages in the state, data provided by the government in written responses to questions of different Congress MLAs showed. The number of villages without any gau-char land 2,625 in mid-2015. "The Supreme Court has given clear directions that gauchar land cannot be sold. The state government, which doesn't let go of any opportunity when it comes to playing politics in the name of cow, should explain how gauchar land is becoming extinct in more and more villages," Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi, said. What is worrying is that districts, which are traditionally dependent on agriculture and allied activities for livelihoods of a large population, are home to the highest number of ...
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Raj Thackeray calls for Modi-mukt Bharat 19.3.2018 Deccan Herald - News
Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday called upon political parties to unite for what he described "Modi-mukt Bharat". "The country is fed up of the false promises and jumlas of Modi and his government," Thackeray said, addressing a mammoth rally at the historic Shivaji Park at Dadar here coinciding with the Gudi Padwa celebrations. "India got its first Independence (from the Britishers) in 1947, second in 1977 (after the post-Emergency election) and 2019 can bring a third independence if India becomes Modi-mukt....Opposition parties need to work for Modi-mukt Bharat," the nephew of the late Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray said. The statement of Thackeray comes a day after he had a one-on-one meeting with NCP supremo and former Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar at the latters Mumbai residence. During his nearly 75-minute-long address, Thackeray also targetted Nitin Gadkari, Minister for ...
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Entrepreneurship scenario not as enthusing as Modi govt would want: Study 18.3.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
A Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report says only five percent of country's people establish their own business
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