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Gujarat spent less than 5% of Rs 1,048 crore budget allocated for climate change

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

Gujarat was the first state in India to constitute a climate change department in 2009. A decade later, its performance has been rather dismal. Of the Rs 1,048.26 crore allocated in the 2019-20 budget to the department that was the brain-child of the then chief minister...

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Soft Bank sister firm to invest USD 4 bn in renewable energy in Gujarat

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 9, 2019

SB Energy, a sister company of Soft Bank of Japan, has announced that it will invest USD 4 billion or Rs 30,000 crore in renewable energy sector in Gujarat, a state government release said on Friday. The announcement was made at a meeting between chief minister Vijay Rupani...

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Wind energy developers dissatisfied with Gujarat's land offer

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 2, 2019

Although Gujarat has agreed to provide land to winners of auctions conducted by central agencies, developers feel it is too little too late. Considered one of the best wind producing states, Gujarat had been reluctant to lease land to winners of auctions conducted by central...

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Focus on afforestation, renewable power as Gujarat special economic zones go green

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 25, 2019

In a bid to lower carbon footprint, special economic zones (SEZs) across Gujarat will be made more environment friendly. Special initiatives including afforestation, shifting to renewable energy for power requirements and usage of electric vehicles and bicycles for internal...

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Gujarat govt launches 'zero waste' policy

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 27, 2018

Gujarat government has launched a policy with the aim to make all civic bodies "zero-waste" cities in the state. The policy was launched on Thursday after the chief minister approved the same....

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