Articles tagged under: Monsoon 2012

939 villages fully, 2979 villages partially hit by drought crisis in Gujarat

March 26, 2013

By our correspondent, Gandhinagar, 26 March 2012 939 villages of 10 districts and 69 talukas of north Gujarat, Kutch and Saurashtra are drought affected while 2979 are partially drought-hit. State Revenue Minister shared this detail in Gujarat assembly today. She said the villages are declared drought-hit due to failure of Kharif crops and water scarcity. According to the minister, relief works will be started in four thousand villages soon. Relief works will involve fores...Read More

For 2013, keep fingers crossed, and do pray!

March 25, 2013

By Japan K Pathak, Ahmedabad, 25 March 2013 While majority of dams in Saurashtra have become open grounds, and ensuring only drinking water has been the main priority for the government and the people in most of the areas of Gujarat, the below 50% sowing of summer crops is not unexpected. The situation nationwide is not good either. In such circumstances, food inflation may only go up further. According to state Agriculture department, by 18 March, only 44% of normal sowin...Read More

Rs 35.30 crore water supply plan for Jamnagar:Bokhiria

February 11, 2013

By our correspondent, Jamnagar, 11 February 2013 Ministers Babubhai Bokhiria and Nanubhai Vanani on Sunday reached Jamnagar district in the course of their Saurashtra wide tour on water availability and distribution issues. Bokhiria held meetings with the district administration, Jamnagar Municipal Corporation among others. Later he briefed, "at present out of 11 towns and 698 villages of Jamnagar district, 4 towns and 168 villages are supplied water through Narmada ...Read More

Those involved in water theft to be booked under PASA:Bokhiria

February 09, 2013

Gandhinagar, 9 February 2013 Cabinet Minister Babubhai Bokhiria(Water resources(barring Kalpsar), Water supply) and Minister of state Nanubhai Vanani today held a press conference in Rajkot and assured satisfactory water supply for the city. Bokhiria said that the state government would take strict actions against those involved in illegal water lifting and water theft. He said such elements will be booked under PASA. "Two companies of State Reserve Police have been deployed...Read More

Two ministers to explore Saurashtra to study water situation

January 31, 2013

By our correspondent, Gandhinagar/Rajkot, 31 January 2013 Two Gujarat ministers Babubhai Bokhiria and Nanubhai Vanani will visit the districts of Saurashtra/Kutch region to hold meetings with the district administrations to discuss the issue of water availability and distribution in the next season of summer. The monsoon 2012 was not so well in Saurashtra. Most of the dams of Saurashtra/Kutch have become cricket grounds. Before onset of Summer, the ministers will travel to...Read More

Shankersinh declares Jal yatra, training camp, public hours

January 29, 2013

by our correspondent, Ahmedabad, 29 January 2013 Leader of opposition Shankersinh Vaghela today said the Congress party will organize a Jal yatra in Saurashtra, Kutch and north Gujarat regions where water problem has become serious. He said the state government has failed to plan on the issue of water. In informal talk, he said the yatra will begin from Narayan sarovar in Kutch district. Vaghela said he would be available at the Gujarat Congress headquarters in Ahmeda...Read More

Voluntary organizations to provide fodder in rural Kutch

January 21, 2013

Bhuj, 21 January 2013 Sarva Seva Sangh headed by Mandvi BJP MLA Tarachand Chheda will run a fodder distribution center for next six months to serve around 7-8000 cows in Mandvi taluka's more than dozen villages. According to Sarva Seva Sangh and Navnit Pariwar's Mukeshbhai Bhatt and Nareshbhai Shah, on request of MLA Tarachand Chheda, Mumbai based Navnit parivar's Amarchandbhai Gala , Dungarshibhai Gala and Bipin Gala have promised Rs 1.5 crore for this cause. A fodder di...Read More

Turning a problem into an opportunity in Saurashtra

January 01, 2013

Rajkot, 1 January 2013 Data available from hydrological surveys suggest that most of the reservoirs across the country have accumulated silt that has reduced the storage capacity of dams. Some of the dams in Gujarat also face this problem. It results into the loss in storage capacity. Loss of forest cover in catchment area, erosion due to mining, industrialization and urbanization contribute to increasing siltation rate over the years. It is observed that in any reserv...Read More

Dark, cloudy Amdavad, Garba organizers worried

October 20, 2012

Ahmedabad, 20 October 2012 The organizers of Navratri events in Ahmedabad started worrying about the weather on Saturday afternoon after sudden entry of clouds in the sky. The clouds are so dense that at around 3.00 pm the atmosphere outside looks like an evening time. It should be mentioned that sound and light instruments and other things worth crores of rupees are lying in open at various Navratri venues at present, and even light rain can make damage during the we...Read More

Modi announces 50% relief on power bill to farmers, Rs 300 crore relief on crop loan interest(Video)

September 13, 2012

Ahmedabad, 13 September 2012 Considering the failure of Kharif crop cultivation due to delayed rain, the Chief Minister Narendra Modi has announced to give 100% relief on the payment of interest on agricultural credit availed by Kharif cultivators by August 15, 2012. The Chief Minister has also announced to give 50% relief on the agricultural electricity bills. Speaking about the announcements the Chief Minister said that around 14 lakh farmers have availed agricultural l...Read More