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SpiceJet launches freighter services to assist shrimp farmers

Leading Indian aircraft carrier SpiceJet launched freighter services from Chennai and Vishakhapatnam to Surat and Kolkata, to assist the transportation of shrimp seeds. The air cargo arm of SpiceJet called SpiceXpress, will use the Boeing 737 freighter with a 21-tonne carrying capacity will be used in the transportation. This is the first such effort in ..

31st International Kite festival at Gujarat

The 31st International Kite Festival, one of the most expected festivals that allures the crowd especially kite flyers from all over the world began on 7th January 2020 at Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The festival was inaugurated by Governor of Gujarat, Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani amid the presence of ..

India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CICET) to set up in Gujarat

Union Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya has recently announced that the India’s first Central Institute of Chemical Engineering & Technology (CICET) will be set up in Gujarat to give boost to the chemical industry. The CICET will come up either at Ahmedabad or Surat. The proposed institute will help the chemical ..

India’s first design development centre ‘Fashionova’ recently launched in Surat

In Gujarat, India’s first design development centre ‘Fashionova’ has recently launched in Textile city Surat to provide a platform to apparel business aspirants. It offers scope to fulfil all business needs from co-working space, technicians, expert advice to cognitive workshops and industry exposure. The main objective of this centre is to provide a strong platform ..

Gujarat Launches Trading System with incentive for Low Polluting Industries

The government of Gujarat has launched a market-based trading system to reduce air pollution. Under the programme, the government sets a cap on emissions and allows industries to buy and sell permits to stay below the cap. About the Project Gujarat s initiative is the world s first emissions trading system for particulate pollution. The ..

Surat selected for ‘City Award’ for showing great momentum in implementation of projects

Under ‘India Smart Cities Award’ 2018, Surat Smart City has been selected for ‘City Award’ for showing great momentum in implementation of projects especially in the categories of urban environment, transport and mobility and sustainable integrated development. Beside this, Bhopal and Ahmedabad were selected in the ‘Innovative Idea’ category for their transformative approach towards sustainable ..

Surat becomes India’s first district to have 100% solar powered health centres

The Surat district of Gujarat has become the India’s first district to have 100% solar powered Primary Health Centers (PHCs) to combat the issue of global warming. There are a total of 52 PHCs in the district and all of them are now powered by solar system. This initiative will not only bring down the ..

Pune tops 5th edition of Janaagraha’s Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems 2017

The Bengaluru-based non-profit organisation, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (Janaagraha) has released the 5th edition of its Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS) 2017 report. The study evaluated quality of governance in cities by assessing laws, policies and institutional processes currently in place. In its 2017 edition, the survey covered 23 major cities in ..