Ahmedabad News Roundup | National Book Fair starts tomorrow, preparations for Vibrant Summit & more

Ahmedabad News Roundup | National Book Fair starts tomorrow, preparations for Vibrant Summit & more

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From the Ahmedabad National Book Fair starting tomorrow to preparations for the Virant Summit and PM's road show to AMC's commendable efforts in recycling plastic waste and more, check out what's happening in the city through this Ahmedabad News Roundup.

9th Ahmedabad National Book Fair starts tomorrow

From January 6 to January 12, the 9th Ahmedabad National Book Fair, organized by AMC, will take place at GMDC. The book fair will showcase diverse books in languages such as Gujarati, Hindi, and English. The event includes 65 publishers, including the National Book Trust, Gujarat Sahitya Akademi, and Gujarat Sahitya Parishad, with 140 book stalls set up for visitors.

The fair will also host a children's film festival, adding a creative dimension to the event. The timing for the book fair is from 12 noon to 10 pm, with free entry and parking for all visitors.

City being decorated ahead of the Vibrant Summit

Ahmedabad is gearing up to welcome UAE President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on January 9 ahead of the Vibrant Summit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will greet him, and a road-show from the airport to Gandhi Ashram is planned.

To create a festive atmosphere, the municipality is decorating the route with banners, hoardings, flowers, LEDs, and a sound system. Departments like Health, Engineering, and Lighting have specific roles for this grand event. From January 9 to January 26, the city will be illuminated with lights on bridges, main roads, and Vibrant connecting roads, costing an estimated 1.25 crore.

AMC initiates plastic recycling for sustainable products

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation has initiated a campaign to turn plastic waste into useful items. Plastic drinking water bottles collected during the Kankaria carnival are being recycled into colorful items such as kotis, bags, and writing pads suitable for social occasions.

Approximately 1500 kg of materials, including plastic, have been collected and repurposed into sustainable 'best from waste' items.

Over 103 Lakh metric tonnes of solid waste cleared from urban land in Ahmedabad

Rafiq Maqbool

Over 103 lakh metric tonnes of solid waste have been successfully processed, clearing approximately 35 acres of urban land in Ahmedabad. The extracted inert material from this process is being repurposed for the construction of the Dholera Express Highway.

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