Articles tagged under: Narmada

Statue of Unity visiting hours increased ahead of beginning of summer

February 05, 2019
Statue of Unity visiting hours increased ahead of beginning of summer

Rajpipla: Chief Administrator of Statue of Unity site in Kevadiya has taken a decision to increase the visiting hours of Statue of Unity by two hours with effect from 5th of February, 2019. The Statue of Unity will now remain open for public visit during 8 am to 6 pm as per this decision. The decision has been taken in view of upcoming summer season, according to Chief Administrator who is also Collector of Narmada district. 'So far maximum 6,000 persons were able to visit the viewi...Read More

Gujarat government rejects reports that claim that water supplied through Narmada dam has become undrinkable

February 04, 2019
Gujarat government rejects reports that claim that water supplied through Narmada dam has become undrinkable

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government today rejected the reports that the water supplied through Narmada dam has become infected with bacteria and pollutants and was not good for drinking. Principal Secretary of Water Supply department J P Gupta today told newsmen here that there was no truth in the reports that the water being supplied from Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam was not drinkable. He said that the deaths of fishes were due to local reasons and there were no chemicals in the water. The ...Read More

Garudeshwar dam which will keep Narmada filled up near Statue of Unity and along valley of flowers, not to cause floods or displace even a singe family

November 05, 2018
Garudeshwar dam which will keep Narmada filled up near Statue of Unity and along valley of flowers, not to cause floods or displace even a singe family

Kevadia: The Garudeshwar weir dam being constructed in Narmada near the 'Statue of Unity' would not only ensure that the river around this monumental tourist attraction remains filled up all the time in the stretch of around 12 km like the Sabarmati along the riverfront in Ahmedabad but also act as an emergency energy-source. The all important weir is a vital aid to the beauty of both the statue and the valley of flowers as it would make look the river beautiful by keeping it filled up....Read More

Visitors expect forest department to expand tourist campsite facility at Sagai and Malsamot

November 04, 2018
Visitors expect forest department to expand tourist campsite facility at Sagai and Malsamot

Bharuch: Domestic tourism is once again on boom as Diwali vacation has started in Gujarat. One of smaller destinations is Sagai and Mal Samot in tribal populate Dediapada taluka of Central Gujarat. However visitors demand more facilities. Forest department has built six rooms, dormitory and interpretation centre facilities at Sagai. While many visitors visit the place, they complain lack of enough rooms. Local believe, the total number of rooms should be 25 and not merely 6 here. Nearby ...Read More

Priority to locals and project affected in Statue of Unity and related jobs/employment opportunities: Collector Narmada

November 03, 2018
Priority to locals and project affected in Statue of Unity and related jobs/employment opportunities: Collector Narmada

Rajpipala: The state government is giving priority to locals and members of project affected people in jobs and other employment opportunities in and around the statue of unity project, which has brought the central Gujarat district of Narmada and its Kevadia town and adjoining areas on the world tourism map, Collector R S Ninama said. Ninama informed that 100+ job opportunities were there in the SoU premises, over 200 have already been engaged in valley of flowers project, the company...Read More

Statue of Unity: Narmada district gets two new bridges, two more planned, four-lane highway, revamped govt guest house

October 30, 2018
Statue of Unity: Narmada district gets two new bridges, two more planned, four-lane highway, revamped govt guest house

Gandhinagar: Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel today announced construction of new Rs 225 crore bridge at Mansar and Rs 45 crore bridge at Garudeshwar in Narmada district. On the eve of inauguration of Statue of Unity, world's tallest statue in Narmada district, Nitin Patel dedicated three bridges constructed at a cost of Rs 205 crore and new government guest house revamped at a cost of Rs 6.77 crore at Rajpipla which is the nearest major town from the Statue of Unity. Among the works de...Read More

Farmer creates ‘Modi’ image in his farm in Narmada district of Central Gujarat

October 28, 2018
Farmer creates ‘Modi’ image in his farm in Narmada district of Central Gujarat

Bharuch: Upendrasinh, a farmer in Narmada district in Central Gujarat has created Gujarati surname 'Modi' in his marigold farm as a mark of respect for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Samariya village based Upendrasinh was into conventional farming. DeshGujaratRead More

Garudeshwar Weir project: Gujarat govt announces land in exchange of land, cash compensation options for those affected

October 22, 2018
Garudeshwar Weir project: Gujarat govt announces land in exchange of land, cash compensation options for those affected

Gandhinagar: Departments of Narmada, Water resources, Water supply and Kalpsar, Government of Gujarat have taken a decision to give land to those affected by Garudeshwar weir project in exchange of land. Total seven villages are to be affected due to the project. According to the government, those who want land in exchange of land will be give land while those who wish to have Rs 7,50,000 compensation per hectare will be given cash compensation. The earlier announced provisions on ...Read More

Author, Narmada Yatri Amrutlal Vegad passes away in Madhya Pradesh

July 06, 2018
Author, Narmada Yatri Amrutlal Vegad passes away in Madhya Pradesh

Ahmedabad: Renown author, painter and Narmada yatrai Amrutlal Vegad passed away today at Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh. Ailing for last some time, Vegad was on ventilator support. Hailing from Madhapur in Kutch but settled in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, Amrutlal Vegad was born on 3rd October in 1928. He had penned down narration of his over 4,000 km long Narada parikrama in Gujarati and Hindi. The narration was later translated in English, Bengali and Marathi. After diploma in fine arts fro...Read More

Gujarat govt – Adani Foundation sign pact for malnutrition-free Narmada district

June 21, 2018
Gujarat govt – Adani Foundation sign pact for malnutrition-free Narmada district

Gandhinagar: Women and child welfare department of Gujarat government, ICDS and Adani Foundation have signed a five-year pact for making Narmada district free from malnutrition. According to ICDS director Manisha Chandra, the Prime Minister has given special attention to largely tribal populated Narmada district for 'Poshan Abhiyan(nutrition campaign)' following which this pact has been signed, under which Adani Foundation will spend Rs 6-8 crore and help to further strengthen the ICDS programme...Read More