Oil India commissions 54 MW capacity wind energy projects in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh

India’s second largest state-owned oil explorer company, Oil India Limited (OIL) has commissioned 54 MW wind energy projects saddled between Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

The spilt capacity of project between both states is 38 MW plant located at Chandgarh in Madhya Pradesh and 16 MW plant located at Patan in Gujarat.

The Project is fully funded by OIL and its total cost is Rs 439 crore that includes Rs 126.5 crore for the Gujarat plant and Rs 312.45 crore for the Madhya Pradesh plant.

The Project is being run by Chennai based Gamesa Wind Turbines who are the project developers. Delhi based Power and Energy Consultants are the project Management consultants.

With commissioning of these plants, OIL’s installed renewable energy capacity i.e. commercial wind energy and solar energy projects capacity has rose to 126.60 MW.


Gujarat Government forms task force to devise strategy to eliminate poverty

Gujarat government on 16 April 2015 formed a task force to make strategy and provide suggestions on poverty elimination in the state.

The task force will work in the direction to device an effective strategy to make sure that benefits of various schemes reach needy citizens.


  • Chairman: Ramanlal Vora Gujarat’s Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • Members: Saurabh Patel, State Finance Minister.
  • Mangubhai Patel, Forest and Environment Minister.
  • Principal Secretary, General Administrative departments will be member.
  • Task force also has been given power to add invited members.


Gujarat government launches industrial tourism to showcase development

Gujarat government has launched industrial tourism package to promote its development by showcasing its major industrial installations which have earned global acclaim for state.

It is a first of its kind initiative India, offered by Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Ltd (TCGL) in collaboration with Ahmedabad based Akshar Travels Pvt Ltd.

The tour package is called as Industrial Tour of Gujarat and will cover some of the major industrial attractions of the state. It includes Tata Nano plant in Sanand, Amul Dairy in Anand, Alang ship breaking yard in Bhavnagar and Pipavav port near Amreli.

It will also include Mrbi-based ceramic industry, Tata Chemicals factory in Mithapur, Asia’s biggest Ajanta clock factory, Reliance Refinery in Jamnagar.

The package will also take tourists to salt pans near Okha and  Kadi in Mehsana, which has the highest number of cotton gins in Asia.