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November 5, 2001 - November 5, 2001

NGO's in arms against polluting units Monday, November 5, 2001

News Source : Times News Network
VADODARA: As the advent of winter would also bring with it the problem of air pollution in the city that has a large number of chemical factories in its close vicinity, a non-governmental body has come up with guidelines for residents to help them locate the origin of the pollution.

The body, Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti, has appealed to the citizens to monitor the increasing incidences of air pollution in the city as winter advances and report to the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) if there is a stink of some chemicals in their locality.

Vadodara has a large number of chemical factories in residential areas where the problem of foul smelling gases or chemical substances has been reported in the past.

"The idea is to create actual data on the incidence of air pollution and record it with the help of residents. Similar ground data has been created by residents in several countries in Europe and Latin America where the problem of air pollution was found" said the samiti's Rohit Prajapati.

The incidences of air pollution or the sudden inflow of foul- smelling gases during the winter are high in all regions across the Golden Corridor. Despite residents' protests, these are not properly documented and by the time the GPCB officials arrive at the spot, the problem would be over. "We have therefore prepared a special guideline for citizens in case of such a problem", Prajapati said.

"We have approached residents not just in Vadodara but also in other areas in the Golden Corridor such as Vapi, Bharuch and Ankleshwar and appealed to them to keep a notebook wherein they list the actual date and time when air pollution increases', he said.

As per the guidelines, the residents should note down the nature of the smell, the time when the smell emanated and the direction from where it came. "If possible, signatures of all residents in the society should also be taken. And, then, the GPCB should be called and complaints registered. This kind of documentation would help in future when a legal case needs to be filed against the polluting body" he said.

According to him, unless the residents gave formal complaints to the GPCB, they would not be able to penalise the polluting unit.

"A few months ago, when a committee was formed to look into the problem of the mysterious smell that emanated in Gorwa, Subhanpura and other city areas, the polluting unit was not penalised except for a notice asking it to close down its operation. Later the notice too was revoked", Prajapati said.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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'Atrocities on Dalits has risen in BJP rule' Monday, November 5, 2001

AHMEDABAD: Former state minister and senior Congress leader Girishchandra Parmar has alleged that the atrocities on Dalits have increased since the BJP took over the reins in the state.

In a press release on Sunday, Parmar referred to a case in Limdi town of Surendranagar where he alleged that a Dalit STD-PCO owner, Hasmukh Vashram Parmar, was killed in the PCO on October 19, but "the police tried to diffuse the issue by manipulating the complaint". He charged the police of "giving a new twist to the murder" and "avoiding the arrest of the culprit". Parmar said that the family of the deceased was running around seeking justice, but in vain.

Parmar also mentioned about the killing of former worker of Mother Dairy Chaturbhai Parmar some four months back and said that there has been no progress in the investigation. According to him, Dalits have suffered maximum atrocities in Banaskantha, the latest being the case in Deodhar where "Dalits, who were to take possession of a plot of land in the presence of police, were stabbed and the police did nothing", he charged.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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'Atrocities on Dalits has risen in BJP rule' Monday, November 5, 2001

AHMEDABAD: Former state minister and senior Congress leader Girishchandra Parmar has alleged that the atrocities on Dalits have increased since the BJP took over the reins in the state.

In a press release on Sunday, Parmar referred to a case in Limdi town of Surendranagar where he alleged that a Dalit STD-PCO owner, Hasmukh Vashram Parmar, was killed in the PCO on October 19, but "the police tried to diffuse the issue by manipulating the complaint". He charged the police of "giving a new twist to the murder" and "avoiding the arrest of the culprit". Parmar said that the family of the deceased was running around seeking justice, but in vain.

Parmar also mentioned about the killing of former worker of Mother Dairy Chaturbhai Parmar some four months back and said that there has been no progress in the investigation. According to him, Dalits have suffered maximum atrocities in Banaskantha, the latest being the case in Deodhar where "Dalits, who were to take possession of a plot of land in the presence of police, were stabbed and the police did nothing", he charged.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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'Atrocities on Dalits has risen in BJP rule' Monday, November 5, 2001

HMEDABAD: Former state minister and senior Congress leader Girishchandra Parmar has alleged that the atrocities on Dalits have increased since the BJP took over the reins in the state.

In a press release on Sunday, Parmar referred to a case in Limdi town of Surendranagar where he alleged that a Dalit STD-PCO owner, Hasmukh Vashram Parmar, was killed in the PCO on October 19, but "the police tried to diffuse the issue by manipulating the complaint". He charged the police of "giving a new twist to the murder" and "avoiding the arrest of the culprit". Parmar said that the family of the deceased was running around seeking justice, but in vain.

Parmar also mentioned about the killing of former worker of Mother Dairy Chaturbhai Parmar some four months back and said that there has been no progress in the investigation. According to him, Dalits have suffered maximum atrocities in Banaskantha, the latest being the case in Deodhar where "Dalits, who were to take possession of a plot of land in the presence of police, were stabbed and the police did nothing", he charged.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Sales tax incentives announced by the CM Monday, November 5, 2001

News Source : Times News Network
AHMEDABAD: The state government on Sunday announced a five to 10 year sales-tax exemption for industrial units setting up shop in Kutch between July 31, 2001 and October 31, 2004, with an investment of over Rs 10 crore.

Announcing the much-awaited sops few hours before leaving for Russia, Chief Minister Narendra Modi said the package aimed at encouraging industrial and business activity in Kutch.

His predecessor, Keshubhai Patel, had announced - during Prime Minister Vajpayee's Kutch visit where he had declared a tax-holiday for the district - that the state government would also give S-T benefits to Kutch industries.

While the excise exemption will be accorded to units set up between July 31, 2001 and July 31, 2003, the S-T exemption will be available to units which start between July 31, 2001 and October 31, 2004.

Provisions have been made for units in the pipeline with the condition that the registration applications for small, medium or large-scale units should be made by October 31, 2004. Applications for loan from banks or financial institutions, as well land acquisition or its offer by the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, should also be complying with the same deadline.

Besides fulfilling the above conditions, units must make a minimum of 50 per cent investment by this date, and must start commercial production before October 31, 2005.

While a five-year period has been decided for excise exemption, the S-T benefits will be for five years in case the eligible investment in a year is of Rs 10 crore; seven years if the amount is between Rs 10 crore and Rs 50 crore; and 10 years if the amount exceeds Rs 50 crore.

The S-T benefits, however, would be available only till the sealing decided on the basis of the eligible investment is not exhausted. If the eligibility concessions are used before the time limit, then there would be no additional concession.

S-T benefits will be available in the form of exemption or deferment, but not as a combination of both. Such benefit will be made available to units with investment exceeding Rs 100 crore, on certain conditions.

The norms for the set-off of the inputs would be as applicable in case of consumption norms directed in the Exim policy. Industries would have to furnish a certificate from chartered accountants with details of input purchase and finished-goods sales. The industries commissioner will decide norms for those items which are not listed in the Exim policy.

The state government has decided to extend help to industries which do not figure in the exemption list as in the Central Excise notification.

HIGHLIGHTS

Exemption or deferment to units starting between July 31, 2001 and October 31, 2004.
Projects in the pipeline too will benefit.
S-T relief for 5-10 years, linked with investment.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]



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