Articles tagged under: Scarcity

Centre issues drought advisory to Gujarat and other states

May 18, 2019
Centre issues drought advisory to Gujarat and other states

New Delhi: With water storage in dams dropping to a “critical” level, the Centre has issued a “drought advisory” to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, asking them to use water judiciously. The advisory was issued to Tamil Nadu on Friday and similar cautionary letters were sent to Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana late last week, said S K Haldar, a member of the Central Water Commission (CWC). The drough...Read More

Gujarat CM visits scarcity-hit areas of Kutch district

May 10, 2019

Bhuj: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today paid visit to scarcity-hit Kutch district and briefed media persons on relief works underway by the State government in worst scarcity-hit Lakhpat and Nakhatrana talukas. DeshGujaratRead More

Chief Minister Rupani on one-day visit to scarcity-hit Kutch on Friday

May 09, 2019
Chief Minister Rupani on one-day visit to scarcity-hit Kutch on Friday

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be on one-day visit to scarcity-hit Kutch district to interact with rural villagers, district and taluka level officials and review the situation of water, fodder and employment. The Chief Minister will reach Narayan Sarovar in Lakhpat taluka at 11.30 am and hold meeting with local villagers. He will hold meeting with officials of Lakhpat taluka and offer guidance on scarcity-relief works. The chief Minister will at 2.00 pm will visit...Read More

Gujarat CM launches second spell of state-wide Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan

February 23, 2019
Gujarat CM launches second spell of  state-wide Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan

Surendranagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today launched the second spell of the state-wide Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan (SSJA) by performing “ShramDaan” at Tarnetar in Surendranagar District with a resolve to conserve water through deepening lakes, ponds and other reservoirs. He said that Government of Gujarat has made proper arrangements so that our future generation do not have to face water scarcity. It’s our resolve to save every single drop of rain. This water conservatio...Read More

Rs. 127 crore additional fund released by Centre is in addition to Rs. 2355 crore already available: Gujarat govt.

January 29, 2019
Rs. 127 crore additional fund released by Centre is in addition to Rs. 2355 crore already available: Gujarat govt.

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat has sufficient fund to serve farmers in scarcity-hit talukas of State, said Revenue minister Kaushik Patel. He said the total fund of State and Central govt is Rs. 2355 crore. The State government has put Rs. 1176 crore under related district collectors. Payment is going on through this fund. He said 50% of disaster fund available to State government equals to Rs. 1177 crore. The centre makes allocation of needed amount - as per it, the Centre has ma...Read More

Border place Lakhpat starts getting Narmada water; Rupani announces two desalination plant for Kutch, tenders before Makar Sankranti

January 05, 2019

Bhuj: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday visited scarcity-hit Kutch district and attended a review meeting related to scarcity situation. Rupani witnessed supply of Narmada water to border destination Lakhpat. Rupani said, "it is for the first time that scarcity linked relief works were started in the month of September itself. In the past relief work would take place in summer, which means for maximum four months. This time scarcity related relief works are taking place for 8...Read More

Gujarat govt. put on hold decision to bring fodder/paddy straw from Punjab

December 20, 2018
Gujarat govt. put on hold decision to bring fodder/paddy straw from Punjab

Gandhinagar: Gujarat government has put on hold any decision about bringing paddy straw/fodder from Punjab for use in the water scarce areas of the state, Revenue Minister Kaushik Patel informed today. Talking to newsmen here Patel, who also participated in the scarcity related sub committee meeting, said that there were quality issues with the straw. 'We have put on hold the decision to bring the straw from Punjab to be used as cattle fodder in water scarce areas,' Patel said. ...Read More

Drip and sprinkler no more mandatory to get agri power connection in dark zone areas: Gujarat govt

December 01, 2018
Drip and sprinkler no more mandatory to get agri power connection in dark zone areas: Gujarat govt

Gandhinagar: Drip and sprinkler will not be mandatory to get agriculture power connection in 57 talukas of Gujarat that are under dark zone. The government of Gujarat has taken this decision today in view of scarcity situation in the State. Earlier, due to falling ground water levels, the State had declared 57 talukas as dark zones and made it compulsory for farmers to adopt micro irrigation in order to get agriculture power connection. However, due to lack of enough rain and scarci...Read More

Gujarat CM to lead road show in Mumbai, hold metings with industry captains, envoys, Kutchi community leaders

November 25, 2018
Gujarat CM to lead road show in Mumbai, hold metings with industry captains, envoys, Kutchi community leaders

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will lead a road show for upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 in Mumbai on Monday. He will hold one-to-one meetings with 15 industry captains. He will also host consul generals of 20 countries over lunch. He will separately hold meeting with Kutchi businessmen and community leaders and discuss scarcity relief in Kutch district. DeshGujaratRead More

Gujarat govt takes fresh decision regarding scarcity situation; a team to visit Punjab

November 21, 2018
Gujarat govt takes fresh decision regarding scarcity situation; a team to visit Punjab

Gandhinagar: 37 complaints have been registered across Gujarat over illegal drawing of water from Narmada canals. In a relief to farmers who plan to sow Rabi crops, 19,920 cusecs of water is being released in Narmada canals since November 12 from Sardar Sarovar Dam, Deputy Chief Minister said here. Revenue minister Kaushik Patel briefing the media government will provide 7 crore more kg of fodder in scarcity-hit areas. A team led by Minister of State for Backward Class Welfare Vasan Ahir wil...Read More