Category Articles: Central Government

Ease of Living Index: Surat ranked 19, Ahmedabad 23, Vadodara 36, Gandhinagar 39

August 14, 2018
Ease of Living Index: Surat ranked 19, Ahmedabad 23, Vadodara 36, Gandhinagar 39

New Delhi:  Surat has been ranked 19th in Ease of Living Index of cities across India declared by the Centre. Ahmedabad has been ranked 23rd while Vadodara 36th, Rajkot 38th and Gandhinagar  39th. Dahod has been ranked 79th. Full list here. The ranking was given based on four pillars - Social, Economic, Physical and Institutional. Ranks were given based on criteria such as - Governance, Identity and Culture, Education, Health, Safety and Security, Economy and Employment, Housing and...Read More

Bhoomi poojan performed for Rs 820 crore Nari – Adhelai four lane highway on Bhavnagar – Dholera route

August 12, 2018
Bhoomi poojan performed for Rs 820 crore Nari – Adhelai four lane highway on Bhavnagar – Dholera route

Bhavnagar: Bhoomi poojan for construction of 33.3 km long Rs 820 crore four-lane highway connecting Nari to Adhelai via Sanesh and Madhiya in Bhavnagar district was performed today by Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu. 33.3 km four lane highway will be constructed using cement - concrete. The target of completion of this project is 30 months. The stretch which is part of National Highway 751 will be located between Bhavnagar and Dholera. It will have 6 major bridges, 1 flyover, 1.3...Read More

New Ro – Ro vessel for passenger cum vehicle ferry on Dahej – Ghogha sea route has arrived at Okha: Mandaviya

August 12, 2018
New Ro – Ro vessel for passenger cum vehicle ferry on Dahej – Ghogha sea route has arrived at Okha: Mandaviya

Bhavnagar: Ro - Ro ferry vessel for Dahej - Ghogha sea route has arrived from abroad and anchored at present at Okha port of Saurashtra region of Gujarat. While the service of passenger ferry has been put on halt due to monsoon period, it will resume with Ro - Ro passenger and vehicle ferry facility post monsoon. These details were shared by Minister of State in Centre and Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat Mansukh Mandaviya while speaking at a function in Bhavnagar today. Mandaviya said, 'Bha...Read More

Bhavnagar to get Plastic Park, Plastic Research and Education Institute: Mandaviya

August 12, 2018

Bhavnagar: Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India today said the Centre has approved plastic park for development of plastic industry in Bhavnagar. 'A proposal for setting up a Plastic Park was sent to the Centre. Plastic and Petrochemicals department is under my purview in the Centre. Day before ysterday, the Centre has approved Plastic Park. This will avail new opportunities to plastic industries here. Ghog...Read More

National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 Passed in Parliament

August 07, 2018
National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 Passed in Parliament

New Delhi: National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 was passed by Rajya Sabha on Monday. Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot moved in Rajya Sabha the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Third Amendment) Bill, 2017 and the further Amendments made by the Lok Sabha. This Amendment Bill is to repeal the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993 as passed by the Lok Sabha. The Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha with an Amendment ...Read More

NHAI invites bid for 8 NH stretches in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar, WB

August 07, 2018
NHAI invites bid for 8 NH stretches in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar, WB

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has invited bids for Second Bundle of national highways under the TOT(Toll Operate Transfer) model. The bundle consists of 8 stretches of national highways in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar and West Bengal. Total length of project is 586.552 km There are 12 Toll Plazas on these 8 road stretches. The Bid Due Date is 5th Nov 2018. Concessionaires have to quote Bid Concession Fee against NHAI's estimated Initial Estimated Concession Value (I...Read More

Central probe team also rules out MR vaccine’s role in death of 4 children in Gujarat

July 28, 2018
Central probe team also rules out MR vaccine’s role in death of 4 children in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: The central team investigating the alleged death of 4 children during the ongoing Measels-Rubella (MR) vaccination drive in Gujarat today said that in the course of initial investigation it has been found that the deaths were not related with the vaccine in any manner. Addressing a press conference here the 4 member team led by Deputy Commissioner (Immunization), Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Pradip Haldar today said that the deaths of four children na...Read More

Gujarat to get 5 new Govt Polytechnics from Centre at Narmada , Tapi, Junagadh, Kheda and Navsari: MoS replies RS MP Parimal Nathwani

July 25, 2018
Gujarat to get 5 new Govt Polytechnics from Centre at Narmada , Tapi, Junagadh, Kheda and Navsari: MoS replies RS MP Parimal Nathwani

New Delhi: The Central Government is in process of setting up 300 new government polytechnics in the country, of which 05 new government polytechnics will be set up in Gujarat. The new government polytechnics will be set up in Narmada, Tapi, Junagadh, Kheda and Navsari districts of the State. The Government has already released Rs32.12 crore towards Grant-in-Aid for setting up these new polytechnics. At present there are 3719 government polytechnics in the country, of which 132 located in Gujara...Read More

How much the Centre spends on ads in Gujarati print ? Minister replies in Rajya Sabha

July 23, 2018
How much the Centre spends on ads in Gujarati print ? Minister replies in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi: The Government of India had spent around Rs 18 crore for advertisements in Gujarati newspapers in year 2015, Rs 15.40 crore in year 2016 and around Rs 25 crore in year 2017. According to official figures announced, the expenditure on newspaper advertisement in Gujarati language out of budget of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in year 2015-16 was Rs 2,90,86,662 which was highest after Hindi, English, Urdu and Marathi. In year 2016-17 Gujarati print media received Rs 2,65...Read More

Include states’ performance as criteria and encourage it: Rupani to Finance Commission

July 23, 2018
Include states’ performance as criteria and encourage it: Rupani to Finance Commission

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijaybhai Rupani today strongly urged the 15th Finance Commission of India, which is on the state visit, to include the states’ performance as criteria to encourage the state. In reference to this, Mr. Rupani asserted that as a result of this the states would be inspired to perform better in the perspectives of finance, socio-economic and others; and as result to this the nation would be constantly marching ahead on the path of development. The Fin...Read More

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