Articles tagged under: Farmers

Gujarat govt. announces release of Narmada, Kadana water to needy areas for irrigation

August 07, 2019
Gujarat govt. announces release of Narmada, Kadana water to needy areas for irrigation

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel today announced State cabinet decision to release water of Narmada and Kadana projects to farmers in order to protect crops. He said more than 400 ponds linked to Narmada pipeline in North Gujarat will be filled with Narmada water. Similarly, Narmada water will also supplied to needy areas of Saurashtra through pumping for irrigation. Irrigation water for command area of Mahi will be released from Kadana dam in order to save paddy crop. He added that go...Read More

Gujarat CM to visit Delhi to attend first meeting of CMs panel on agricultural reforms

July 17, 2019
Gujarat CM to visit Delhi to attend first meeting of CMs panel on agricultural reforms

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be in Delhi on Thursday, July 18 to attend the first meeting of Niti Aayog's High Powered Committee of Chief Ministers for Transformation of Indian Agriculture. State officials K.Kailashnathan and Sanjay Prasad will join the CM in this visit. The nine-member committee, including chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat, will submit its report within two months. Prime Minister Narendra Modi while...Read More

Gujarat govt. takes decision to release water in Fatehwadi and Kharikat canals

July 12, 2019
Gujarat govt. takes decision to release water in Fatehwadi and Kharikat canals

Ahmedabad: To save paddy (dangar) crop in wake of delayed monsoon, the Gujarat government has taken a decision to release Narmada waters for 45-days from July 15 in Fatehwadi and Kharikat canals of Ahmedabad district. In total, per day 3109 MCFT Narmada waters would be released in Fatehwadi canal for 25,000 hectare land of Daskroi, Sanand, Bavla, Dholka and Viramgam tehsils and in Kharikat canal for 4,500 hectare land of Daskroi, Bareja, and Matar tehsils from July 15 to August 24. DeshGujara...Read More

Gujarat Assembly to discuss Locust attack in rural Banaskantha on Monday

July 12, 2019

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Assembly will discuss locust attack from Pakistan in farm fields of North Gujarat district Banaskantha as urgent matter of public importance on Monday, July 15. The State government had started locust control room in Palanpur on 8 May to receive information from the ground. A whats app group has also been created for monitoring, reporting and updates. The Centre had asked to take preventive actions through its letter dated 8 May. On 13 May, teams of field staff w...Read More

Workshop organized in Gujarat to aware farmers about new pest Fall Armyworm that is extremely dangerous to maize crop

July 10, 2019
Workshop organized in Gujarat to aware farmers about new pest Fall Armyworm that is extremely dangerous to maize crop

Ahmedabad/Anand: In the wake of the grave threat of a new dangerous pest,the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), which has entered in to various parts of India from Africa, to crops especially maize, a awareness workshop was organized for the farmers of Gujarat at Anand Agriculture University today. Dhanuka Agritech Ltd, a leading agrochemical company, and Anand Agriculture University organized a day-long workshop ‘ Suraksha Sankalp’ on dealing with the threat of Fall Armyworm...Read More

5307 cu sec water released from Narmada dam for irrigation;level rises to 120.03 meter

July 04, 2019

Gandhinagar: 5307 cu sec water has been released from main canal of Narmada dam near Bhumaliya at 8 am today, said the government adding that the water released today will be used for irrigation in needy areas including Dhrangadhra, Halvad, Morbi Wadhvan, Viramgam, Patdi, Mandal, Sami, Harij, Radhanpur, Santalpur, Bhabhar, Vav-tharad, Rapar and Bhachau. According to Vikas Khoda, assistant engineer of Kevadiya sub-division, till yesterday the water released was in volume of 2800 cu sec. H...Read More

Gujarat Budget: Centre gave Rs. 1131 crore for PM-Kisan assistance to 18 lakh farmers in Gujarat

July 02, 2019
Gujarat Budget: Centre gave Rs. 1131 crore for PM-Kisan assistance to 18 lakh farmers in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: The Government of India has paid Rs. 1,131 crore for assistance to 28 lakh farmers of Gujarat under Pradhanmantri Kisan Sanman Yojana (PM-Kisan), Finance Minister Nitin Patel said today while presenting the State budget. In pro-farmer announcement, Nitin Patel said the State government has decided to clear all 1.25 lakh applications that are pending at present for agricultural power connection in next one year, before Rath Yatra of year 2020. He said the State government has...Read More

PM sets up CMs committee for transformation of Indian Agriculture

July 01, 2019
PM sets up CMs committee for transformation of Indian Agriculture

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday set up a high-powered committee of chief ministers for ‘Transformation of Indian Agriculture. The panel would discuss measures for transformation of agriculture and raising farmers’ income and suggest modalities for adoption and time bound implementation of following reforms by states or union territories. It would also examine various provisions of Essential Commodity Act (ECA), 1955 and situations that require ECA. To suggest changes i...Read More

New Unjha APMC Yard to come up at Brahmanvada village; foundation stone laid

June 29, 2019
New Unjha APMC Yard to come up at Brahmanvada village; foundation stone laid

Unjha: A new, modern APMC yard of Unjha will come up at Brahmanvada village. It will have world-class facilities. It will be developed at a cost of Rs. 37 crore. The State government has given a piece of land worth Rs. 69 crore for this market yard at discounted rate of just Rs. 4.76 crore, State Chief Minister said today at foundation stone laying ceremony for new market yard complex in presence of state chief minister, Dy chief minister and state BJP president among others. The market ...Read More

Gujarat Agriculture department acts against manufacturers of spurious mosquito repellent incense sticks

June 26, 2019
Gujarat Agriculture department acts against manufacturers of spurious mosquito repellent incense sticks

Ahmedabad: The Department of Agriculture, Gujarat has commenced legal action against pesticide-laced spurious mosquito repellent incense sticks and condemned its manufacturing and selling in the state. The Agriculture Department along with Home Insect Control Association (HICA) raided plants of 5 illegal incense sticks manufacturers located in Ahmedabad, Baroda and Rajkot. These companies manufacture unapproved and pesticide-laced mosquito repellent incense sticks like Purelax, Killer Citronella...Read More