User: phemk23 Topic: Gujarat Agriculture
Category: North Gujarat Agriculture
Last updated: Jun 17 2018 09:30 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Organisation which helped women win land rights in villages awarded 17.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Organisation which helped women win land rights in villages awarded
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Not satisfied with CID probe in groundnut gutting: RC Faldu 14.6.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
Gujarat Agriculture Minister, RC Faldu seems exasperated after the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) chairman, Vaghji Boda held the state government responsible for negligence in groundnut gutting incidents. Replying to the allegations, Faldu has said he was not satisfied with the primary investigation by the CID in the incident and asked them to resurrect political nexus in the same. Boda had alleged in a press conference on Tuesday in Rajkot that the Gujarat government's agencies were involved in irregularities in purchase of groundnuts at MSP from farmers. Faldu countered him by addressing a press conference on Wednesday at his office in Gandhinagar. Faldu said, "Boda is also a son of the farming family and he should understand what was the role of state government. We are not in picture of selling or purchase of groundnut at all. Boda is a NAFED chairman and it was his responsibility to ensure a fool-proof system. The CID (crime) submitted the primary report of ...
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Japan is the most advanced society in the world 13.6.2018 Rediff: Columns
'The bullet train is not modernity itself. It is the product of modernity.'
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Plastic ban: 4K kg seized in seven days in Ahmedabad 13.6.2018 DNA: Money
As part of the World Environment Day, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) conducted a week-long drive of banned plastic seizure. In a week’s time, the authority seized 4,183 kg of plastic products which are banned in city. The authority also informed that a sum total of Rs 21.84 lakh was collected as fine. The health department conducted raids at the manufacturers’ and retailers’ across the city who used banned products especially plastic cups or glasses, wrappers and water pouches. As per an estimate of the retailers and manufacturers, Amdavadis consume ten lakh water pouches in a day. “Other than the water pouches, our streets have become free from plastic bags which were largely consumed at vegetable markets. The cups and bags clog drainage lines that further causes water logging during monsoons,” said Dr Bhavin Solanki, AMC’s medical officer in-charge. “We have acted upon the units which are not following the civic body’s guidelines. In a week’s time we have sealed 125 major commercial units ...
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Gujarat: Rs 80L worth adulterated Cumin seized 8.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Gujarat: Rs 80L worth adulterated Cumin seized
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Gujarat Farmers’ strike: Vegetables back in supply after shortage 6.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The supply of vegetables at Ahmedabad's main wholesale market is recovering after the initial shortfall caused by farmers' boycott of markets. Although prices dropped in the past two days, they are still around 50% higher than pre-boycott rates. Traders feel chances of things returning to normal rather than worsening, are high. Traders said that while there's no impact on the supply of bottle gourd, cucumber, brinjal and other vegetables which come from other parts of Gujarat, supply from other states is picking up after witnessing a drop in the first two days of the boycott. "The arrivals from other states are about 75% of normal on Tuesday, which is an improvement from about 60% on Monday. Things are more likely to normalise than turn worse," said Prajesh Patel, a leading trader at Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Jamalpur, the main wholesale market from where retail vendors buy produce to supply all parts of the city. "Normally, we receive 25-30 trucks from Maharashtra every day. As the ...
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Maharashtra: Netas absent, bullet train protesters fume 4.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Maharashtra: Netas absent, bullet train protesters fume
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No toxic chemicals in Kharicut canal silt, reveals lab test: AMC 1.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
According to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) officials, laboratory testing of silt from Kharicut canal, which the civic body has been cleaning for some time, has revealed good quality of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (NPK) in the soil. "More than 53,000 tonnes of silt has been removed from the Kharicut canal since May 1. We took a sample of the silt for laboratory testing and the result is amazing," said JS Prajapati, deputy municipal commissioner, AMC. "Result from the agriculture laboratory says it has good NPK value. And it states that the hazardous chemicals level in it is less than the permissible limit," he added. However, despite the clean chit, the soil can't be used anywhere without screening. "There's so much plastic mixed in it, it's difficult to screen. We are contemplating removing the plastic manually and using it in our upcoming gardens to lay a layer of soil on the surface," explained Prajapati. Environmentalists do not agree with the claims of the AMC. "It is a way to save ...
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Ahmedabad Police, dental students will join forces to create awareness on World No Tobacco Day 23.5.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A press conference was conducted on Tuesday by KNL Rao (JCP, Sector 1), JK Bhatt (JCP, Crime Branch) and Neerja Gotru (JCP, Traffic), at the Ahmedabad Crime Branch office in Gaikwad Haveli, about a programme related to World No Tobacco Day on May 31. The police said they are going to organise an awareness programme in the city on May 31 with students of Ahmedabad Dental College regarding the perils of consuming tobacco. The dental students undertook a survey, in which around 8,000 students of different colleges and schools were asked whether they consume tobacco. As per the survey, around 44 per cent of students consume tobacco and it was revealed that there are higher number of consumers among arts and commerce students as compared to those in science streams. It was also revealed that many female students smoke to try and lose weight. The police have been taking action against people smoking or consuming tobacco in public by imposing fines. As per a police officer, in 2018, around 18,017 cases have ...
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Charred body of woman found along highway in Virar near Mumbai 20.5.2018 General News
The charred body of an unidentified woman was today found along the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway in Virar in neighbouring Palghar district, police said. A police official said that the woman was possibly set ablaze in the early hours today, adding that a case of murder had been registered against unknown persons at Virar police station. "The body has been sent for post mortem. Efforts are underway to apprehend those behind the crime," an official said.
Nasscom to set up Internet of Things Centre in IIT Gandhinagar 20.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Gujarat will get its Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Internet of Things (IoT) at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-G), the state government said on Saturday. The CoE will be set up in partnership with industry body, NASSCOM. The centre will give industry players and technology start-ups a major boost, say industry sources. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was announced on Saturday. The centre, expected to be ready in a year, is envisaged to be a hub for creating IoT solutions for various sectors like automobiles, agriculture, health and energy among others. It would be jointly funded by the Centre, state government and National Association of Software Services Companies (NASSCOM). It will be among the four CoEs that are coming up in the country. One CoE has already been inaugurated at Bengaluru, while others are underway at Vizag and Gurgaon. It will also have a dedicated start-up incubator in addition to the existing incubator at IIT, Gandhinagar. "Close to 20 startups will start ...
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FDCA collects food samples from star hotels in Gujarat 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
To check for adulteration of food items across the state, a team of health department officials collected nine samples of food from nine establishments on Friday from the city. The samples were collected from the kitchens of residential hotels and restaurants. In total, the Food and Drug Control Authority (FDCA) collected 57 samples from restaurants and hotels from eight Urban Local Bodies across the state on Friday. From Ahmedabad, samples of watermelon juice, paneer tikka masala, mix vegetable, cream of spinach soup, surprise sauce, brown gravy, chilly powder and an ingredient identified as Triple Elephant brand’s preserved dry, salted black bean were taken from Crown Plaza, Hotel Comfort Inn Sunset, The Ummed, Starottel Hotel, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Hyatt Regency, Novotel Hotel and Resort, City Corner Restaurant and The Cubic (in Ashok Plaza). The samples have been submitted to Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s (AMC) own laboratory in Navrangpura to check for adulteration and other aspects, such ...
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AMC's waste collection vehicle caught ferrying vegetables! 17.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
Ever imagined your vegetables would be ferried in a waste disposal vehicle before it reaches to you?Well, this has happened in Ahmedabad. In a case of sheer negligence by the Solid Waste Management Department, a vehicle of door-to-door waste collection was found ferrying vegetables. A video of the same went viral on Wednesday. The civic authority, however, has scrapped the allegations. Acting swiftly on the controversial matter, the team caught the culprit within four hours and began an inquiry into the same. "We have nabbed the driver along with the vehicle. A detailed inquiry is underway," said Harshad Solanki, Director of Solid Waste Management, AMC. Solanki informed that they are investigating the matter. He further said that the vegetables were stale and were dumped in Kalupur market. "Personnel deputed at the refuse transfer station informed that such vegetables are a daily affair. We receive them daily. Even a CCTV footage at the station shows that the vegetables were dumped," said Solanki. He ...
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Demonetization effect: Incomes of female vendors plunged 16.5.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Demonetization effect: Incomes of female vendors plunged
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REFCOLD INDIA to revolutionise cold-chain industry 8.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 8 (NewsVoir): "Cold Chain - New Horizons", a panel discussion comprising international and national experts was recently held in the national capital to set new horizons at the
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REFCOLD INDIA to revolutionise cold-chain industry 8.5.2018 General News
"Cold Chain - New Horizons", a panel discussion comprising international and national experts was recently held in the national capital to set new horizons at the forthcoming, REFCOLD INDIA 2018, India's first international exhibition and conference on cold chain, industrial refrigeration and reefer transportation being organised by the Indian Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ISHRAE) along with NurenbergMesse India on November 22-24 in Ahmedabad."The panel discussion was organised to bring the government and industry under one roof to discuss how REFCOLD India can be the knowledge sharing platform where ideas and technology will be exchanged for upliftment of the society by developing refrigeration industry and reducing the food wastage," said Pankaj Dharkar, Chairman of REFCOLD INDIA.Gyanesh Bharti, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, was the chief guest and the panellists included Pawanexh Kohli , Chief Advisor, ...
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Gujarat: 3rd groundnut godown gutted, CID to probe 8.5.2018 DNA: Top News
A stock of around 8,000 quintal groundnut worth Rs 3.90 crore stored at a warehouse in Rajkot city was gutted in a fire late on Sunday. The cause of the fire has not been ascertained yet and short circuit has been ruled out it did not have power connection. Considering this is the third incident in which fire has destroyed huge stock of groundnut purchased by the Gujarat government at minimum support price (MSP) from farmers, CM Vijay Rupani has ordered a CID probe into Sunday's fire incident, according to Agriculture minister RC Faldu. The blaze was so big that it took the fire brigade till Monday afternoon to douse it. Experts from the forensic science laboratory (FSL) was rushed to the spot to ascertain the cause of fire. The collector ordered a magisterial inquiry, while the district police superintendent formed three teams to investigate the incident. Rupani told media persons in Gandhinagar that the government was taking the incident seriously. Faldu said, "This groundnut was procured by the Centre ...
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Trade frameworks hurt India's garment sector: Biz bosses 7.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
India needs to rework its trade treaties with countries and blocks of countries to encourage garment sector in the country, industry players said in a document that will be submitted to Gujarat government. Other major areas that need to be worked upon include change in traditional mindset leading to a nimble approach in the adaptation of new practices, creating economies of scale, inviting foreign investment and focus of research and development. "We need to rethink our trade agreements. The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with European Union is not working for us and the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) is hurting us," said Meena Kaviya, chairperson of Textile Committee of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), while giving highlights of the white paper prepared during the 'Farm To Fashion' expo in the city of Saturday. What she meant was that in spite of FTA with EU, Indian exports are not rising in the region. On the other hand, Indian import from countries like Bangladesh is rising and ...
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Govt working to expand mkt for textiles: Suresh Prabhu 5.5.2018 DNA: Top News
The government of India is making efforts to expand the export market for textiles, union commerce and industries minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Friday. Talks are on tracks with the European Union, Latin America, South Africa and other African countries. The minister also said that efforts are on to make khadi as a popular fabric globally. The government is looking at the textiles sector as one which can create new jobs on a large scale. Prabhu also suggested that since Gujarat and Saurashtra particularly are key regions contributing to the production of cotton, establishing entire value chain right up to garments in the vicinity, is the most logical move. Prabhu was speaking at three-day 'Farm To Fashion' expo that began in Ahmedabad on Friday, organized jointly by Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and Maskati Market Kapad Mahajan He said that the government is trying to explore more markets globally for Indian businesses, especially textiles. "We are in talks with EU. The largest ...
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Bullet train: Patel raises questions over land acquisition 2.5.2018 General News
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel has expressed his reservations over the way farmers' land was being acquired for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project and written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his intervention. Stating that farmers' constitutional rights were being "bulldozed", the Rajya Sabha MP said the land must be acquired under the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 and not under its modified version cleared by the Gujarat government. "For long, the rights of farmers and farm labourers over agriculture land were being trampled upon by large and powerful interests," Patel said in the letter sent yesterday. The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRC) and the district officials are in the process of acquiring agricultural land from farmers in several districts of South Gujarat for the bullet train project, the letter added. "Farmers representatives have complained that rules and procedures laid down under the ...
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