User: phemk23 Topic: Gujarat Agriculture
Category: Saurashtra Agriculture
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From Patidar leader to star campaigner: Can Hardik Patel change Congress’ fortunes in western India? 19.4.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
The 25-year-old politician from Gujarat cannot contest in this election himself, but he is still making an impression on voters.
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In Gujarat, lands for which Narmada dam was built reel under drought even as factories get water 17.4.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Farmers say all the water is going to cities and factories while the Kutch and Saurashtra regions are parched.
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After K’taka, Cong has turned MP also into it’s ATM: PM 10.4.2019 Central Chronicle
Junagadh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wedesday strongly hit out at the Congress, saying that with the surfacing of the ‘Tughlak Road Scam,’ it has become clear that the party, which was earlier using Karnataka as its ATM, has also turned Madhya Pradesh into the same.He also alleged that Congress was supporting those, who talked about […]
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An eco-friendly dry toilet can change rural sanitation – but Swachh Bharat Mission is ignoring it 25.2.2019 Scroll.in
Ecosan toilets are cost effective and don’t need water, but Swachh Bharat is focusing on pit toilets.
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Shri Nitin Gadkari and Shri Piyush Goyal Flag Off maiden Voyage of Concorvessel Via Coastal Shipping 10.1.2019 Govt of india: PIB
The maiden coastal voyage of a vessel of Container Corporation of India (Concor) was flagged off by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Shipping,  Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Railways and Coal from Kandlathrough video link from here today.
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Temperature down to 3.6 degrees Celsius in Delhi as North India grapples with cold wave 26.12.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
The weather also intensified in Jammu and Kashmir, with Jammu city recording the season’s coldest night at 3.5 degrees Celsius.
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In Gujarat’s Kutch, a horticulture boom is decimating the biodiversity hotspot’s bird population 4.11.2018 Scroll.in - News that matters
Among the avian species at risk, mainly due to increasing use of pesticides, is the critically endangered Great Indian Bustard.
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Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi to inaugurate Women of India National Organic Festival in New Delhi, tomorrow 25.10.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Minister for  Women and Child Development will inaugurate the  5th edition of the Women of India National Organic Festival tomorrow, 25th of October, 2018, at Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Janpath Road, New Delhi.
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Tirth Agro Technology Pvt Ltd likely to tie up with NETC Agri Business, 17.9.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Tirth Agro Technology Pvt Ltd likely to tie up with NETC Agri Business,
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Farm mechanisation exposure tour flagged off 13.9.2018 Manipur: E-Pao
Farm mechanisation exposure tour flagged off
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Southwest monsoon has been fairly normal this year: IMD 5.9.2018 Rediff: Business
Sowing had started on a sluggish note in several parts of the country because of delay in the onset of the monsoon but has picked up pace subsequently as the rains progressed and performed appreciably well in August.
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PM inaugurates various projects in Junagadh district 23.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today inaugurated various projects in Junagadh district. These included the Government Civil Hospital, a milk processing plant and some buildings of the Junagadh Agriculture University.
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Panel formed to hide irregularities in groundnut purchase: Gujarat Congress 20.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
The state government's announcement for a judicial probe in cases of fires in groundnut warehouses isn't cutting much ice with the Congress. The Opposition party said today that the Commission had been formed to ensure that irregularities in groundnut procurement do not come out. The Congress held a large event in Banaskantha to protest against the irregularities in groundnut purchase. The party alleged that Rs400 crore had been spent on groundnut procurement in Banaskantha, even though there is little production of the crop in the region, and alleged massive irregularities in the process. "There has been massive corruption in the procurement of groundnut. As against our demand to hold an inquiry in the scam by a sitting judge of high court, the state government has formed a Commission that will be headed by a retired judge. We believe this is to divert attention and to hide the scam. We have seen the Gujarat government doing the same in several other scams," state Congress president Amit Chavda, ...
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Gujarat: Retired High Court judge to probe fires at four warehouses storing groundnut 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The Gujarat government has handed over the probe into the recent fires at groundnut warehouses to a retired high court judge. This was announced by Minister of State for Home Pradipsinh Jadeja on Saturday evening. The state government had faced criticism from farmers and the Opposition after four warehouses storing groundnuts were gutted and it was alleged that few leaders from the ruling party were involved in the arson. Jadeja told reporters in Gandhinagar, "Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has decided to act sensibly in the case as he is firmly against the wrongdoers. He directed to give the probe to a commission headed by a retired high court judge. We have given the probe to retired justice HK Rathod under the Commissions of Inquiry Act." Earlier, the government had given the probe to the CID of state police for the fires Gondal, Shapar-Veraval near Rajkot, Hapa in Jamnagar and Gandhidham in Kutch district. The forensic science laboratory also had been involved in the investigation, said the ...
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Good news raining: Relief for Gujarat government as fresh water fills dams 19.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
The rains have saved the state from a much-anticipated dro-ught. The rains have filled many dams and reservoirs, including state's lifeline Narmada dam. The new water is sufficient for irrigation for a month.  Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel, on Saturday, called a meeting to the review the situation. The CM also directed the officials to take necessary actions in the affected areas. He also asked to make water available in the Kutch region, where less rainfall has been recorded. The CM, while addressing the media after the meeting, said the inflow of water in the dams would dispel the drought situation in the state. More than 550 million cubic meters (MCM) water was stored in 203 reservoirs across the state, he added. "More than 278 MCM water has been added to Sardar Sarovar Dam in just two days. We have decided to fill Tapar dam in Kutch region immediately so that the water crisis in the parched area of the state can be solved. There are five districts in Gujarat including Kutch ...
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Friday's rain pours hope for Gujarat farmers 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The rains on Friday poured a major relief for farmers, especially those sowing kharif across Gujarat. The rains that lashed the state after 21 days also brought fresh water into the dams at the catchment areas in Narmada and Tapi rivers. According to a recent weekly report of the state agriculture department, the state witnessed sowing of 72.28 lakh hectare, which is about 84% of the seasonal average of over 85 lakh hectare. However, it does not take care of sowing damaged to due flooding and shortage of water. Whatever was left was also at a risk of damage. Reports of damage to cotton in Saurashtra region and groundnut in north Gujarat have started pouring in due to inadequate rains. Nikul Patel of Dadhaliya – Umedpur village of Arvalli district said that the plants of groundnut are turning yellowish. Moreover, sowing was also infected by 'Dor' insects, which eats away the roots of the crop. Farmers are trying to save the crop by spraying more insecticides. "There was a fear that about 50% of the sowing ...
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Handover groundnut scam probe to sitting High Court judge: Congress 12.8.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) chief Amit Chavda sought an inquiry into the ongoing groundnut scam in the state by a sitting High Court judge. Chavda was addressing the media on Saturday. "We want a judicial inquiry into the groundnut scam. This is an organized scam. Each groundnut warehouse is being run in a corrupt way. The ruling party is targeting the small fish while big ones are free," said Chavda. "The ruling party is blaming the Congress for the scam and saying no BJP members are involved. Rather than playing a blame game, the chief minister should seek a judicial inquiry," added Chavda. The Congress also announced to stage a protest and conduct rallies across the state on Monday. "The top BJP leaders are saving themselves. Hence, they are not in favour of any probe. We are going to stage protest and rallies in districts across the state," Chavda said. Paresh Dhanani, leader of opposition in state assembly also addressed the media in Gandhidham, Kutch. He said the government is only ...
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GROUNDNUT SCAM: Gujarat Congress seeks HC-monitored SIT probe 2.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Alleging direct involvement of BJP leaders in groundnut procurement scam, the Opposition Congress on Wednesday demanded a HC-monitored probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT). The demand came a day after stones and mud were found to be mixed in large quantities with groundnut stock in a warehouse in Pedhla village of Rajkot district. State Congress president Amit Chavda, former president Arjun Modhwadia, and MLA Harshad Ribadiya said at a joint press conference that procurement of the groundnut stocked in the warehouse had taken place in a farm owned by BJP taluka president Mulu Junjiya in Nani Dhanej village of Junagadh, in place of the office or godown of Moti Dhanej Mandli. "NAFED procured groundnut from middlemen and not farmers. Quality stock of groundnut was sold to oil mills, and replaced with low quality groundnut mixed with stones and mud to perpetrate this Rs 17.17-crore scam," they alleged. Ribadiya said he had written to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on February 5 and complained about the ...
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Gujarat: CEPTian, who won fellowship to introspect, wants to create urban f... 28.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Gujarat: CEPTian, who won fellowship to introspect, wants to create urban f...
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After a lull, monsoon revives over Gujarat 24.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Poised to enter north India in the coming week
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