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Gujarat’s canal-top solar power plant: 10 must-know facts

12 Apr


Did you know that the ‘world’s first’ canal-top 1 MW solar project on Narmada branch canal network in Gujarat was commissioned within 1,000 days of conception?

Here is a look at ten facts about Gujarat’s key solar project and how the initiative is meeting energy requirements of the state:

• 1.6 million Units of electricity per year.
• Prevents evaporation of water.
• Set up at Rs 17.50 crore costs.
• Production of clean energy.
• Eliminates need of land for solar projects.
• Helps reduce carbon emissions.
• Made on 750-metre stretch of Sanand branch canal.
• More power – produced 15% extra power.
• Reduced cost of energy for a greener tomorrow.
• Developed by GSECL – Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited.


Wow Ashiana Housing to invest Rs 100 crore at Halol – Gujarat

11 Apr

New Delhi-based real estate developer – Ashiana Housing Limited – is foraying into Gujarat’s real estate with its first project at Halol near Vadodra.

The BSE-listed company is investing Rs 100 crore as it is identifying Gujarat’s industrial clusters as the key destination for its upcoming residential reality projects in the state.

“We have taken 10.65 acres land parcel in Halol to develop our first residential project in Gujarat. Land has been converted into non agriculture land,” Ashiana Housing Limited’s Vice-president Sunit Gandhi.

Representatives of merchant associations hold meet with CM.

6 Apr

Gandhinagar: Representatives of various merchant associations of all the nine Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Gujarat met the Chief Minister Narendra Modi and expressed their desire to organize convention of trade and industries in Ahmedabad with a view to give impetus to Gujarat’s economical growth. They also invited Mr. Modi to inaugurate the convention and share his ideas.

The representatives congratulated the Chief Minister for coming to the helm of Gujarat for the fourth consecutive time and for coming up with a growth-oriented budget. They expressed desire to hold discussions with the state government on various aspects of trade and industries during the meet of regional council, which has been formed jointly by all the nine Chambers. They also acknowledged the state government’s positive and encouraging approach for the development of ancillary units particularly of the manufacturing sector.

Gujarat Jan Shakti’s strength

5 Apr

Gujarat has witnessed an overall double digit economic growth both in rural and urban sectors apart from Industrial growth.
Here are some figures that speak of Jan Shakti’s strength:

  • Industry has grown at 13%
  • Agriculture has grown at 12.8% in last 5 years and 9.6% in last 7 years.
  • Per-capita income has grown at 13.8%
  • Gujarat contributes to 22% Exports and 30% of market capitalization of India.

Jan-Shakti is about bringing prosperity and smiles to people belonging to even the remotest edge of the society. Be it rich, poor, strong or weak, in Gujarat Jan-Shakti ensures every person is a partner in growth.

Some path breaking Initiatives to empower people are Sadbhavana Mission, Vanche Gujarat, Jyotigram Project, Shala Praveshotsav, Kanya Kelavani, Gunotsav, Chintin & Kamayogi Abhiyaan, Chiranjeevi Yojna – bal sakhar and e-mamta software system, Health drives & School health check-ups, Khel Mahakumbh, Garib Kalyan Melas, Scope for Education, Gujarat Knowledge society, Women empowerment, (sakhi mandals,mission mangalam,etc), Vanbandhu Yojna, Sagarkhedu Yojna, Shaheri Garib Samruddhi Yojna, Antyodaya Yojna, Awas Yojna, Apno Taluko Vibrant Taluko, Nirmal Gujarat, Pure drinking water, 108 Emergency services, SWAGAT Grievance cell online, Krishi Mahotsav, Van Mahotsav, Infrastruture, Business initiatives with Vibrant Gujarat, Global warming initiatives, etc.


Dholera Special Investment Region.

29 Mar

Dholera SIR on DMIC-DFC route being developed as global model for urban and Economic Development.

Gujarat on top, Uttar Pradesh at bottom of discoms ratings list

25 Mar

The tussle between Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar has created ripples in the electricity sector as Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scinida is scheduled to preside over a function that will contrast exemplary performance and credit-worthiness of Gujarat utilities with the mess in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

According to sources in the power sector, in the first-ever exercise to grade all state utilities for their credit-worthiness, all four electricity distribution entities from Gujarat have been rated ‘A+’ with Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited(DGVCL) receiving the highest 89%.
West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company received ‘A’ grade while 11 discoms from various states were assigned ‘B+’. Ten entities with relatively poor performance and weaker financial health including one from Tamil Nadu were assigned “B”, while eight utilities received C+ grade.Image

Narendra Modi, UK FM seen powering Gujarat State Petroleum, British Gas big deal

23 Mar