Articles tagged under: Rajya Sabha

Under PMAY-U 4.75 lakh low-cost homes built in Gujarat in last three years

July 28, 2021
Under PMAY-U 4.75 lakh low-cost homes built in Gujarat in last three years

New Delhi: Gujarat has witnessed construction of total 4,75,366 low-cost homes for slum dwellers under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna – Urban (PMAY-U) in the last three years since 2018-19. The central government has released assistance of Rs. 9034.17 crore in the last three years for construction of low-cost housing for slumdwellers in the state. The information was provided by the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Kaushal Kishore in Rajya Sabha on July 28, 2021, while replying ...Read More

2,78,232 women in Gujarat provided maternity benefits under PMMVY in 2020

March 26, 2021
2,78,232 women in Gujarat provided maternity benefits under PMMVY in 2020

New Delhi: During the calendar year 2020, 2,78,232 women from Gujarat were provided maternity benefits under the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY). Minister for Women and Child Development Shrimati Smriti Zubin Irani provided the information in Rajya Sabha on March 25, 2021 while replying to a question raised by Rajya Sabha MP Shri Parimal Nathwani. According to the statement of the minister, the Government implements PMMVY with the objectives of (i) providing partial compensation f...Read More

41 rail projects worth Rs 36,437 crore in length of 4,350 km falling fully/partly in Gujarat in progress

March 19, 2021
41 rail projects worth  Rs 36,437 crore in length of 4,350 km falling fully/partly in Gujarat in progress

New Delhi: Total 41 Projects including 04 New Line, 25 Gauge Conversion and 12 Doubling covering a length of 4,350 km costing ₹36,437 crore falling fully/partly in the State of Gujarat are under different stage of planning/approval/execution. Out of which 890 km length has been commissioned and an expenditure of ₹10,290 crore has been incurred up to March 2020. Minister of Railways Shri Piyush Goyal provided the information on March 19, 2021 in Rajya Sabha while replying to a question raise...Read More

Gujarat received Rs 10,121 crore central assistance under PM Awas Yojana (Urban)

March 18, 2021
Gujarat received Rs 10,121 crore central assistance under PM Awas Yojana (Urban)

New Delhi: The central government has provided Central Assistance of Rs 10,121 crore to Gujarat under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Urban (PMAY-U). Under this scheme, so far over 110 lakh houses have been sanctioned in the country of which 7,68,809 are in Gujarat. The information was provided by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri on March 17, 2021 in Rajya Sabha while replying to a question raised by Member of Parli...Read More

BJP candidates Rambhai Mokariya, Dinesh Prajapati elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

February 22, 2021
BJP candidates Rambhai Mokariya, Dinesh Prajapati elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

Gandhinagar: Two candidates for equal number of vacant seats of Rajya Sabha in Gujarat have been declared victorious unopposed and handed over certificate of their election to upper house today. Both candidates - Rambhai Mokariya and Dinesh Prajapati (Anavadiya) are from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Mokariya has been elected on the seat vacant following demise of BJP leader Abhay Bharadwaj for Bharadwaj's nearly five and half years term left in upper house. Dinesh Prajapati has been elect...Read More

BJP Rajya Sabha candidates file nominations; Mokariya’s term to be nearly 6 years, Prajapati 3 years

February 18, 2021
BJP Rajya Sabha candidates file nominations; Mokariya’s term to be nearly 6 years, Prajapati 3 years

Gandhinagar: Two candidates for equal number of vacant Rajya Sabha seats - Rambhai Mokariya and Dineshbhai Anavadiya (Prajapati) today filed nomination forms for their candidature in Rajya Sabha by-polls. Two seats are vacant due to demise of Ahmed Patel and Abhay Bharadwaj. Rambhai Mokariya has filed nomination for the seat vacant due to demise of Abhay Bharadwaj. Therefore his term as Rajya Sabha MP will be nearly six years long. Dinesh Prajapati has filed nomination for the seat vacant due to...Read More

BJP announces names of candidates for two seats Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat

February 16, 2021
BJP announces names of candidates for two seats Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced its candidates for two-seat Rajya Sabha by-polls in Gujarat. They are Dinesh Prajapati (Dinesh Jemalbhai Anavadiya) and Rambhai Mokariya. As Congress party has not enough MLAs to get its candidate elected, it may stay away from fielding candidates. In that case, BJP will win both seats unopposed. Two seats of Rajya Sabha are vacant due to demise of Ahmed Patel and Abhay Bharadwaj. The candidate chosen for vacant seat of Ahmed Patel w...Read More

Funds to Gujarat under Jal Jeevan Mission by centre doubled to Rs 883.08 crore in 2020-21

February 09, 2021
Funds to Gujarat under Jal Jeevan Mission by centre doubled to Rs 883.08 crore in 2020-21

New Delhi: The central government has doubled the allocation of funds to Gujarat under the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) in financial year 2020-21 compared to the previous year. Under JJM, the Centre allocated Rs 390.31 crore in FY2019-20, which has been increased to Rs 883.08 crore in FY2020-21. This information was provided by Minister of State for Jal Shakti Shri Ratanlal Kataria in Rajya Sabha on February 8, 2021 while replying to a question raised by Rajya Sabha Member Shri Parimal Nathwani. ...Read More

PM Modi Chokes Up, While recollecting how Gulam Nabi Azad helped Gujarati pilgrims stuck in J&K

February 09, 2021

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi choked up and struggled to speak in parliament today during a farewell to a rival politician, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Rajya Sabha, while recollecting how Azad helped Gujarati pilgrim after terror attack way back before years when he was the Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir and Modi was Chief Minister of Gujarat. "I will never forget Shri Azad's efforts and Pranab Mukherjee's efforts when people from Gujarat were stuck in Kashmir d...Read More

Polling for by-elections of two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat on 1st March

February 04, 2021
Polling for by-elections of two Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat on 1st March

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has announced by-elections for two vacant seats of Rajya Sabha, polling for which shall take place on 1st March. Two seats are vacant after demise of then sitting Rajya Sabha members Ahmed Patel and Abhay Bhardwaj. The Election Commission has decided to hold two separate bye-election which means ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is comfortably going to win both seats. As expected, polling date for Rajya Sabha by-polls has been fixed in tune of the St...Read More

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