Articles tagged under: water

Gujarat Assembly passes bill for protection of water in distribution system; provision for upto 2 years jail

July 26, 2019
Gujarat Assembly passes bill for protection of water in distribution system; provision for upto 2 years jail

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today moved a bill for protection of water resources and distribution system namely 'Gujarat Ghar Vaprash Pani Purvatha (Samrakshan) Vidheyak, 2019'. Following are the highlights of provisions made in this bill which was passed today in the State assembly. - Serious offenses such as damage to water distribution system, obstructing or blocking of water flow will attract 3 months to 2 year imprisonment or fine of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 1 lakh or both. - U...Read More

Gujarat Assembly passes bill for protection of canal, river water with provision of imprisonment, fine

July 26, 2019
Gujarat Assembly passes bill for protection of canal, river water with provision of imprisonment, fine

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today moved Gujarat Irrigation and Water Discharge Management (Amendment) bill 2019 which was passed by majority. The bill proposes upto Rs. 20,000 fine or six month imprisonment for those creating obstruction in canal by putting engine or other tools. The bill has also provision of upto one year imprisonment or Rs. 50,000 fine or both for one who creates obstruction in canal flow regulation and direction. One who divert the flow of river or create obst...Read More

Water level of Sardar Sarovar Dam Reservoir has seen a rise of 45 cm in a day

July 08, 2019
Water level of Sardar Sarovar Dam Reservoir has seen a rise of 45 cm in a day

Gandhinagar: The water level of Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam, the lifeline of water supply in Gujarat, which has seen a rise of 45 cm since yesterday morning. Due to increased inflow caused by rain in the catchment areas in Madhya Pradesh, the water level of the all important dam has reached 121.07 meter till 3 pm today. It was just 120.62 m at 8 am yesterday and 121.02 at the same time today. According to the data released by the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd's Director C...Read More

Heavy inflow from upstream areas, water released from Madhuban dam

July 06, 2019
Heavy inflow from upstream areas, water released from Madhuban dam

Valsad: Madhban dam over river Damanganga in South Gujarat has received heavy inflow of over 24,000 cu sec water following which 5 gates of dam are partially opened for release of surplus water in downstream area of Damanganga river. Volume of water released in the afternoon today was 35,000 cu sec. Low lying areas including 18 vulnerable villages are alerted and locals are asked to stay away from river bank. In other related developments river Orsang in Central Gujarat is richer and floodin...Read More

Dhirubhai Ambani: The visionary who valued water the most

July 06, 2019
Dhirubhai Ambani: The visionary who valued water the most

By Shri Parimal Nathwani (A Special Article On Death Anniversary of Dhirubhai Ambani, July 6, 2019) Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri Narendrabhai Modi, while addressing the nation through the special programme called ‘Man Ki Baat’ on the last Sunday, appealed all the Indians to join the mass movement for water conservation. When we remember Reliance Group’s founder chairman Dhirubhai Ambani today, on occasion of his death anniversary, and take a glance at how he valued the wat...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: 10 dams received Narmada water under SAUNI, works to connect 3 more dams completed

July 02, 2019
Gujarat Budget: 10 dams received Narmada water under SAUNI, works to connect 3 more dams completed

Gandhinagar: Finance Minister Nitin Patel in his budget speech today described how SAUNI scheme, launched by then Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been like blessing for Saurashtra and Kutch regions. Patel said, 'Narmada water was supplied to Aaji-1, Nyari-1, Aaji-3, Ranjitsagar, Veri-1, Machhu-2, Machhu-1, Bhadar-1, Sukhbhadar and Tappar dams/reservoirs through SAUNI scheme in last one year.' The cities and areas benefitted through this included Rajkot, Jamnagar, Gondal, Morbi, Wankaner,...Read More

Gujarat Budget: Rs. 20,000 crore allocation in 3 years for tap water supply; each home to be covered by 2022

July 02, 2019
Gujarat Budget: Rs. 20,000 crore allocation in 3 years for tap water supply; each home to be covered by 2022

Gandhinagar: Presenting the annual budget for year 2019-20, Finance Minister Nitin Patel today said that by year 2022, each house of urban and rural areas of Gujarat will get tap water supply. He said, the State government will allocate whopping Rs. 20,000 crore sum in next three years for 'Nal Se Jal yojana'(pure drinking water supply through pipe and tap). He said the allocation this year for 'Nal Se Jal' will be Rs. 4,500 crore. Nitin Patel added that State budget allocation for wa...Read More

Water level of Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam rising again, first time due to rain water this season

July 01, 2019
Water level of Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam rising again, first time due to rain water this season

Vadodara: The water level of Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam which is the lifeline of water supply in Gujarat, is seeing rise again but first time this season due to increased inflow or rain water from Madhya Pradesh. Earlier this year even during summers the water level had seen rise on a few occasions but it was all due to discharge of water from the hydel power generation units at IndiraSagar dam in neighbouring Madhya Prades. An official at the Narmada flood control unit in ...Read More

Amid anxious wait for ‘delayed’ monsoon, live storage in Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam in Gujarat increasing

June 06, 2019
Amid anxious wait for ‘delayed’ monsoon, live storage in Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam in Gujarat increasing

Vadodara: Amid anxious wait for 'delayed' monsoon all over the country, the water level of Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam which is the lifeline of water supply in Gujarat, is seeing rise again. The live storage has seen a marginal rise of 14.5 million cubic meter (MCM) in last four days has reached 1268.73 MCM at 1 pm today. The inflow at 5073 cusec was also more than the outflow at 4675 cusec today. The water level in the reservoir of the dam on river Narmada situated ...Read More