• MLAs Nathabhai Patel, Jashubhai Patel, Punabhai Gamit, Virji Thumar tested Covid-19 positive ahead of Gujarat Assembly Monsoon session. They will not be able to attend the session.
  • Election Commission sends complaint against alleged false affidavits filed by Dhanera MLA Nathabhai Hegolabhai Patel to Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) for probe in response to check alleged discrepancies in his election affidavit
  • Gujarat completes 129.27 per cent rain of normal average monsoon season
  • Inspector Pritesh J Patel's body hit by a bullet from his service revolver found from his car in Sachivalay campus in capital Gandhinagar in suspected case of suicide this morning. Inspector PJ Patel had not returned home last night. He was on duty of Sachivalay complex
  • 20 bills to be moved in Gujarat Assembly Monsoon session starting from September 21. Discussion on coronavirus pandemic situation in the state on the first day's second session for 2.5 hours
  • Unjha APMC Vice Chairman Shivam Rawal dies of Coronavirus infection He was admitted to Ahmedabad based private run Sterling hospital for last over one and half month
  • 1432 new cases of Covid-19 detected in 24 hours ending at 5 pm today in Gujarat as per the latest daily bulletin by the State health department
  • Jamnagar district SP Shweta Shrimali transferred to SRP Group 17 as Commandant; Deepan Bhadran, DCP of Ahmedabad Crime Branch replaces her as SP Jamnagar
  • Polling for election of Banas Dairy's Board of Directors to be held on 19 October
  • De-commissioned INS Viraat, a Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier, which was in service for 30 years, moves out of the Naval Dockyard for a ship-breaking yard at Alang in Gujarat .

Rupani announces Rs.14,000-crore ‘Gujarat Atmanirbhar Package’

Gandhinagar: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today announced Rs.14,000-crore ‘Gujarat Atmanirbhar Package’ to make farmers, traders, self-employed, professionals, industrialists self-reliant and to revive the state’s economy from the COVID-19 crisis evolved due to lockdown.

The packages to make various contributors of economy self-reliant are in the form of assistance and incentives, subsidy, exemptions, payment of taxes, including GST and VAT, extension of dates of payment, arrears of electricity and water bills, property tax, moratorium, etc.

The detailed announcement has been made for different categories of target groups and beneficiaries by their size for different periods – sometimes for the previous months of April and May, sometimes for current month of June, for the next quarter July-September, sometime for the entire Financial Year 2020-21.

The package has been announced in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel, Bhupendrasinh Chudasma, Saurabhbhai Patel and others.

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Posted by Vijay Rupani on Thursday, June 4, 2020

Rupani said the Gujarat Government’s packages are expected to help different sections of the society convert crisis into opportunity, particularly the last man in the last mile, the poor, have-nots and oppressed.

This package is based on the interim report prepared by the Gujarat Government’s high-power committee, headed by Central Government’s former Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia.

The state government received the interim report three days back and has announced the package after in-depth study and brain-storming sessions by Ministers, senior Secretaries, prominent citizens, captains of industries and others.

The target groups include small shopkeepers and cart pullers to GIDC units, commercial vehicle operators, payment for land prices for new projects.

The highlights include subsidy for 1.60 lakh affordable houses, gas subsidy for tiles and ceramic units of Morbi and Surendranagar, exempting electricity tariff for small residential units. This also include benefits for the outgoing period beginning April last, damage to crops.

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