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Rupani chairs meeting with expert group of doctors to decide on future COVID-19 strategy for Gujarat

As Gujarat sets new records in per day COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani carried out a meeting with the expert group of doctors at his residence on Thursday. The expert group was formed to provide guidance to control the spread of the disease in the state and help it provide a guideline on treatments...

Guj CM Rupani says state should not be judged by COVID-19 numbers alone

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani in an interview said that Gujarat should not be judged by the large number of COVID-19 deaths but rather the response to it. “The novel coronavirus pandemic is a global pandemic and it is not right to judge any administration based on the numbers alone,” Rupani said in an interview...

Rupani responds to Guha’s tweet about Gujarat’s culture, says both Bengal and Gujarat are great

The usually reticent Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani in a sarcastic tweet took on historian Ramchandra Guha for a tweet of his disparaging the culture of Gujarat. Guha, who has often clashed with Right Wing twitter users, came under a lot of fire, this time from even his fans in Gujarat after he quoted...

Industries, others get over Rs3,000 subsidy under Gujarat Atmanirbhar package

The state government’s Gujarat Aatmanirbhar package worth Rs 14,000 crore provides Rs Rs 3,038 crore worth of subsidies to industries among others. This includes Rs 458 crore allocation exclusively for industrial units that operate in estates of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). A Rs 1,000 crore subsidy has been given to the housing sector under...

Guj govt allocates Rs100 crore to six municipal corporations to fight COVID-19

The state government has announced that it will be allocating Rs100 crore to the health department to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund will come from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Interestingly, a release from the government said that this allocation is part of the Rs14,022 crore Atmanirbhar Gujarat package recently announced by the Rupani...

Petrol pumps on highways can function 24/7, announces Rupani

Chief minister Vijay Rupani has announced that petrol pumps operating on the highways will not have to close down as per the relaxation given for Lockdown4.0. This means the petrol pumps can operate 24/7. This decision has been taken to ensure that trucks and other vehicles travelling on the highway do not find themselves stranded...

State transport buses in Guj to ply in five zones from May 20 onwards

State transport buses will ply on select five zones in the state from morning 8 am to 6 pm from May 20 onwards, chief minister Vijay Rupani said in a release. As per the relaxations made available, 1,145 buses will carry out 7,033 trips in the state although none will pass through the containment zones....

What is allowed and what is barred under Lockdown 4.0? Read on to find out

Chief minister Vijay Rupani on Monday addressed the state to inform about the relaxations that will be part of lockdown 4.0. Here is what you need to know No relaxations will be allowed in containment zones of the state except for those already present. As of now sale of essential commodities are allowed in containment...

Pan Masala shop owners write to Rupani, want guidelines to start biz

Shop owners selling tobacco and pan masala in the state have approached Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani with the appeal that they be allowed to do business as the government mulls guidelines for life during lockdown 4.0. The association- The Gujarat Pan Masala Shop Owners Association (GPSOA) – has said that as the government plans...

Gujarat CM Rupani announces loan at 2% for shopkeepers, vendors under Guj Aatmanirbhar package

Gujarat chief minister on Thursday announced the Gujarat Aatmanirbhar package for the state under which over 10 lakh people will be eligible for loans at lower interest rates. The package is particularly targeted at small shopkeepers, rickhaw-drivers, vendors and self-employed people. They will be eligible for Rs1 lakh of loan at an interest rate of...

To give economy a boost, Rupani announces labour law exemptions for new projects/units

Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani on Friday shared a slew of announcements to help give a boost to the economy and business in the state. The Covid19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown has brought the economic activity in the state to a grinding halt. Rupani on Friday announced exemption from provisions of labour laws for...