Articles tagged under: Saurabh Patel
March 09, 2018
Gandhinagar: Energy minister Saurabh Patel today announced online auctions of 638 blocks of minor minerals in order to prevent illegal mining activities in the State. Barring 22 cases, majority of blocks are on government land. Following are the highlights of his briefing:
- Barring Gir Somnath, all 32 districts will have auction of minor mineral lease. Gir Somnath is barred because it has forest area where mining is now permitted as per the guideline of the Supreme Court.
- In case of...Read More
February 27, 2018
Gandhinagar: Production has started in 11,999 of 17,081 units for which Memorandums of Understanding(MoUs) were signed in 36 sectors in Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2015, said the Government of Gujarat today in the assembly.
In reply to a question, minister Saurabh Patel said 8 countries including Japan, Canada, UK, USA, Australia, Singapore, Netherlands, South Africa were partners for the summit in which 2500 representatives from 110 countries had participated in 14 country seminars, 10 th...Read More
December 31, 2017
Incumbent Finance and Energy Minister Saurabh Patel today said that he had no problem even if the finance portfolio was given back to DyCM Nitin Patel.
Talking to newsmen here Saurabh Patel, who had made a strong re-entry in the Gujarat government with two important portfolios as cabinet rank minister, said that he had no problem even if Finance portfolio was given back to Nitinbhai.
Saurabh Patel was the Finance Minister in the erstwhile Anandiben...Read More
December 30, 2017
New Finance Minister of Gujarat, Saurabh Patel today official took charge of his office here.
Patel, who was also given charge of Energy portfolio as a cabinet minister apart from much coveted Finance (which he had held earlier too), told newsmen after taking charge that he was grateful to CM Vijay Rupani and DyCM Nitin Patel for reposing faith in him.
He said that he would try to make a people friendly and all inclusive budget as the finance minister th...Read More
August 07, 2016
Gandhinagar: Three main highlights of today's swearing in function of new Chief Minister Vijay Rupani are that senior cabinet minister Saurabh Patel whose name was once discussed for the post of Chief Minister has been dropped. It is believed that Saurabhbhai's services will be taken by either organization or Saurabhbhai's mentor Narendrabhai in Delhi. If nothing of these two happens in near future then we can assume Saurabhbhai has done some blunder that we don't know, and he could be another J...Read More
August 01, 2016
Vadodara: The international Switch Conference on energy sector will be held here in October this year, which is emerging as a power hub, Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Patel has said.
The Union Power Ministry is planning to organise the conference here from October 6-10 of power ministers to improve co-operation in the area of energy.
The Gujarat government has been making all-out efforts to make it a big success by attracting participants from the country and abroad, Patel told PTI yes...Read More
July 26, 2016
Gandhinagar: Electricity Surplus Gujarat today offered to supply power to railways on mutually beneficial basis.
A high level meeting of the departmental official will soon be held after which a feasibility report on the offer would be submitted to the railway ministry.
Gujarat Energy Minister Mr. Saurabhbhai Patel today put forth the offer during a meeting with the Minister of Railways Mr. Suresh Prabhu at the latter's office in New Delhi.
During the meeting, Mr Pate in...Read More
July 15, 2016
Gandhinagar: Gujarat government has dropped its earlier plan to merge four government run power distribution companies. Due to changes in Income Tax law provisions, Gujarat government had earlier planned to merge four companies, but now the idea has been dropped as Prime Minister Shri Modi and Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley have intervened and resolved the issue pertaining to Income Tax. Energy Minister Saurabh Patel shared this detail before media today.
July 08, 2016
Gandhinagar: Gujarat is leading state in terms of usage of gas for home usage and for vehicle. India has around 31.60 lakh PNG home usage consumers of gas of which 48% or 15 lakh are in Gujarat. India has 1056 CNG stations of which 34% or 360 CNG stations are in Gujarat thanks to then Chief Minister and present Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision.
Continuing the progress in this field Petroleum National Gas Regulatory Board of Government of India has granted permission to Gujarat govt arm G...Read More
June 29, 2016
Gandhinagar: Gujarat government today said it would have to incur an extra burden of Rs 6000 crore per year if it were to apply the Seventh Pay Commission even as state employees union sought immediate implementation of the award.
The Union Cabinet today accepted the recommendation of of Justice A K Mathur headed panel, which would benefit around one crore government employees and pensioners across country.
"If we implement the 7th Pay Commission for government employees, we will have ...Read More
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