Vallabh Kathiria, chairman of Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog, told ET that consumption of goumutra (cow urine) and goumutra ark, or condensed cow urine, in the state has risen significantly after the coronavirus outbreak to about 6,000 litres a day.
A skirmish broke out between migrant labourers, frantically trying to reach their homes in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, and the police in Surat’s Pandesara area on Sunday.
On Sunday afternoon, Sonu and his friends crossed Zundal crossroads. From the outskirts of Ahmedabad, they set out for Lucknow on foot as the lockdown has brought their lives to a grinding halt.
With total positive cases for coronavirus reaching 44 in Gujarat, the state witnessed two deaths in the last 24 hours.
The graduate in fresh water biology from Sindh University found the price unaffordable as the prices have started sky rocketing in view of the lockdown. But Arjun is one of the luckier one to have some supplies left.
As the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus infection widens in the state, thousands of migrant labourers who work in Ahmedabad, have taken the road to reach their homes in the southern districts of Rajasthan.
Gujarat DG of Police Shivanand Jha told the media late on Monday night that the lockdown of the state will come into force from Monday 12.00 midnight and wil be applicable through out the state. It may be mentioned here that earlier the municipal areas of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot and Kutch district was put under lockdown.
Barring shops dealing in medicines, vegetable, grocery and other essentials all shops and malls shall remain shut across Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat till March 25 while the government offices, boards, corporations and local bodies shall work on fifty percent strength on rotational basis till March 29.
While Ahmedabad registered the highest number of positive cases with three, Vadodara registered two and other two metro cities Rajkot and Surat registered one each.
At least four Congress MLAs in Gujarat have tendered their resignation, bringing the opposition party’s tally in the state assembly down to 69, even as it started shifting its legislators to Rajasthan ahead of the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections.
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