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In the wake of the unfortunate incident of the collapse of two buildings in Vadodara, the Gujarat Government has announced a comprehensive inquiry and rushed a team of experts on the spot. Rs. 2 lakh relief was announced for the kin of the deceased. Chief Minister Shri Modi is closely monitoring the rescues operations.

The other steps taken by the state Government are:

  • Inquiry under Ms. Manjula Subramaniam, a retired IAS officer who has previously served as Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary Urban Development and Vigilance Commissioner, Government of Gujarat.
  • Experts from the Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority (GSDMA); Institute of Seismological Research, Gandhinagar (ISR); Gujarat Engineering Research Institute, Vadodara (GERI) and Road & Building Department, Government of Gujarat are collectively doing testing and finding out the reasons behind the unfortunate collapse.
  • Material from collapsed building will be tested to decipher the cause of the collapse.
  • Experts are deciphering if liquefaction effect had any role in this collapse.
  • People have been evacuated from adjoining buildings to further minimize any scope of losses. Non destructive testing for structure stability is going on there.
  • Finance Minister & Guardian Minister of Vadodara District Shri Nitinbhai Patel and Energy Minister Saurabhbhai Patel are present in Vadodara.
  • The buildings have been built between 1999 and 2001.
  • It may be noted that Vadodara has received 120% excess of the average rainfall this year. It is being explored in this and water logging is a cause behind the collapse.
  • 500 people from NDRF, local fire services and EME are involved in the rescue operations.
  • 9 people have lost their lives and 5 lives have been saved. Rescue operations will be completed very soon.
 

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July 07, 2022
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PM to also interact with delegates participating in the Kautilya Economic Conclave

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will attend the first ‘Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture’ (AJML) on 8th July, 2022 at 6:30 PM at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Prime Minister will also address the gathering during the event.

The keynote address at the first AJML will be delivered by Mr. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister, Government of Singapore, on “Growth through Inclusivity, Inclusivity through Growth’. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion by Mr. Mathias Cormann (OECD Secretary-General) and Shri Arvind Panagariya (Professor, Columbia University).

Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance has organised the first ‘Arun Jaitley Memorial Lecture’ in recognition of Shri Arun Jaitley’s invaluable contribution to the nation.

Prime Minister will also interact with the delegates participating in the Kautilya Economic Conclave (KEC), a three day event being organised from 8th to 10th July. Eminent economists with which the Prime Minister will meet include Ms Anne Krueger, John Hopkins University; Mr Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics; Mr Robert Lawrence, Harvard Kennedy School; Mr. John Lipsky, former acting Managing director, IMF; Shri Junaid Ahmed, World Bank country director for India, among others. KEC is being organised by the Institute of Economic Growth with support from the Ministry of Finance.