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Gujarat to seek higher share of central taxes under 15th Finance Commission 21.7.2018 DNA: Top News
The state government will press for a higher share in central taxes during the upcoming four-day visit of the 15th Finance Commission starting on Sunday. Gujarat is the sixth state the Commission will visit. Gujarat's share of central taxes was 3.04% under the 13th Finance Commission, and it was increased marginally to 3.08% under the 14th Finance Commission. A senior official said that the state government will make presentations before the 15th Commission to increase the state's share in the central taxes kitty to "at least 4%". "Our demand for higher share is because of three reasons. One, Gujarat is ahead of other states in implementation of developmental projects. Second, the state's revenue has been impacted because of Goods and Services Tax, and third, the state is prone to natural calamities," the official said, requesting anonymity. Incidentally, the Commission also said in an official release that Gujarat has witnessed moderate growth in GST collections in the first year of its implementation, ...
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Vibrant Gujarat Summits to showcase state’s business muscle 17.6.2018 DNA: India
The flagship biennial business event of Gujarat will showcase the state’s might in sectors where it has significant contribution nationally, a top official said here on Saturday. Industrial clusters in the state, which have made a mark nationally and internationally, will also be showcased to the visitor so that more business is generated.     The idea is to promote small businesses, which are the backbone of India’s economy. “During Vibrant Gujarat Summits, we are not able to leverage the benefit from visiting delegates to the extent to which we would like to. We would like to see more interaction between companies,” JN Singh, Chief Secretary, told businessmen at GCCI on Saturday during the launch of ‘Japan Desk’ at GCCI. Often public sector units like Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam and Gujarat Alkalies are given stalls in the exhibition area during previous Vibrant Gujarat Summits, Singh said. However, these are not able to generate business. Singh also called upon business leaders at GCCI to prepare a ...
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Airports Authority of India, Directorate General of Civil Aviation team to visit Ahmedabad 12.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
A team of experts from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will be in the city to conduct a pre-feasibility study for seaplane project. The chairman of AAI on Monday wrote to the state government apprising of their plans to set up water aerodromes in India and seeking their support. Interestingly, the letter, issued on Monday coincides with a controversy that was raked up during the Sabarmati Riverfront Development Corporation Limited (SRFDCL) board meeting when Leader of Opposition alleged that the Prime Minister used the seaplane only to woo the voters. LOP's Dinesh Sharma's statement came after the officials informed that there was no plan for infrastructure development for seaplane project. In the letter written to the state government, Mohapatra wrote: The Airports Authority of India plans to set up Water Aerodromes in India. After exploring various possibilities, following sites have been shortlisted for a pre-feasibility study for starting ...
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Plea claims inadequate release of water in Narmada damaging environment , NGT issues notice 30.5.2018 General News
A plea seeking release of adequate water from the Sardar Sarovar dam to the downstream of Narmada river has led the National Green Tribunal to seek response from the Environment Ministry, Gujarat government and others. The plea claimed that drying up of river bed is causing immense damage to environment, agriculture and local industries. A bench headed by acting Chairperson Justice Jawad Rahim issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests and Water Resources, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd, Narmada Control Authority, Gujarat government, state pollution control board and others. "Issue notice to the respondents," the bench said while seeking their replies by July 30. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by Narmada Pradushan Nivaran Samiti and the Bharuch Citizen Council seeking directions to make urgent provision for the release of 1500 cusec from Sardar Sarovar dam for downstream purpose on a daily basis. The petitioners claimed that the river has been reduced to a ...
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Stress test: the need for water management reforms 27.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Water management reforms are needed to avert public hardship and economic loss
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Gujarat official claims to be god's avatar, refuses to work 19.5.2018 General News
A Gujarat government officer has refused to come to office since he believes that he is the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu - Kalki, and has to "change the global conscience" by undertaking "penance" at home."I am doing penance at home by entering into the fifth dimension to change the global conscience....I can't do such penance sitting in office," Rameshchandra Fefar, who is a superintending engineer with the Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency (SSPA), has stated in his reply to a show-cause notice issued by his office to him over his long absence.In his reply, he has also claimed that it is only for him that the country is being blessed with good rainfall.Reportedly, he had been served with notice after he attended office only for 16 days during the past eight months.Anticipating that the authorities would not be convinced with his reply, he also stated that he will prove that he is Kalki in coming days."Even if you don't believe, I am indeed the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and
I am Kalki Avatar, can’t come to office, says govt officer 19.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
A Gujarat government official has claimed that he is Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Vishnu, and can’t come to office because he is conducting a “pe
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I am Kalki, Lord Vishnu's 10th avatar, can't come to work: Gujarat government officer 19.5.2018 Zee News : States
Rameshchandra Fefar, a Gujarat govt official, has claimed that he is the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
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Rains a month away, dams left with 30% water in Gujarat 19.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
With the monsoon almost a month away the meteorology department said in a forecast on Friday they are hoping that rain arrives earlier this year as the water is rapidly draining out of the gates of Sardar Sarovar Dam. Not only Narmada, but other reservoirs are also drying up due to the rising temperature and stock of water left in Gujarat for the 30 days is 30% of total storage capacity. As per the records received from Gujarat government's Narmada, Water resources and water supply department, Gujarat has 7231.61 million cubic meter (MCM) water stock left in different reservoirs of state, including Sardar Sarovar Dam. It happens to be 28.67% of the total gross capacity. However, this entire stock cannot be utilised as the live storage is just two third of this 7231.61 MCM. The water level further decreased by 230.18 MCM till Friday in all dams across the state. It also seems that usage of Narmada also has been recorded high this year as the statistics of state government showed that against 215.71 MCM ...
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I'm Kalki avatar, cannot attend office, Gujarat engineer tells govt 18.5.2018 DNA: Money
A Gujarat government engineer's reply to a show-cause notice issued to him over his absence from work has the irrigation department deliberating further action against him. Superintendent engineer Rameshchandra Fefar's reply had everything that a mystic novel has: "I am an avatar of 'Kalki'. I have to prevent anti-God from becoming successful in his evil plans. I am working towards creating global consciousness. I cannot do these things sitting in office, and hence I am not physically present in office." Fefar's prolonged absenteeism earned him a show-cause notice from Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency on May 15. Fefar, originally from irrigation department, was deputed to the Agency in September 2017, but attended office only for 16 days till April, the show-cause notice said. In his response, Fefar described himself as Kalki, the tenth avatar of Lord Vishnu, and said he was observing sadhna in the fifth dimension state for changing global consciousness. "It is not possible for me to do this sadhna ...
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I am Kalki Avatar, can't come to office, says govt officer 18.5.2018 General News
A Gujarat government official has claimed that he is Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Vishnu, and can't come to office because he is conducting a "penance" to "change the global conscience". Thanks to his penance, the country is getting good rains, said Rameshchandra Fefar, superintending engineer with the Sardar Sarovar Punarvasvat Agency (SSPA), in reply to a show-cause notice served to him. The notice and his bizarre reply have gone viral. "Even if you don't believe, I am indeed the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu and I will prove it in coming days. I realised that I am Kalki Avatar when I was in my office in March 2010. Since then, I am having divine powers," Fefar said, speaking to media at his Rajkot house today. In his reply to the show-cause notice issued by the agency three days ago, Fefar, who is in his late 50s, stated he could not come to office as he is busy with penance. "I am doing penance at home by entering into fifth dimension to change the global ...
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Industrial unitsin Kutch district face severe water shortage 13.5.2018 General News
Industrial units located in the border district of Kutch are facing severe water shortage after a Gujarat government company stopped supplies to them. Gujarat Water Infrastructure Ltd (GWIL) on April 11 stopped supply of 85 million litres per day (MLD) of water to industrial units in Kutch, which borders Pakistan, from its Anjar-Mandvi pipeline. The state-run firm supplies Narmada water to residents and industries in Kutch. As many as 250 large and medium industrial units apart from 3,000 small and micro facilities are located in Kutch district and the prevailing water shortage is adversely affecting them, an industry representative said. Their total water requirement is 300 MLD, he said. While 85 MLD of water used to come from the government company, the remaining requirement is met through captive desalination plants, sewerage treatment plants and other sources. Nimish Phadke, Managing Director, Federation of Kutch Industries Association (FOKIA), said,"Some of the ...
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Guj govt starts releasing 50 MLD water in Ajwa reservoir 1.5.2018 General News
The Gujarat government has started releasing 50 MLD water of the Narmada river into Ajwa lake near Vadodara to tackle imminent water crisis, deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said today. Ajwa reservoir is one of the two main water sources for Vadodara city with a population of 18 lakh. The depleting water in the reservoir is a cause of concern for the citizens. Vadodara Municipal Corporation commissioner Vinod Rao said there is considerable improvement in water situation after the state government started releasing 50 MLD water per day. Gujarat is staring at acute water crisis in the wake of depleting water level of the Sardar Sarovar Narmada dam due to deficient rains last year.
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CM launches water conservation drive on Guj foundation day 1.5.2018 General News
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today launched a water conservation drive at Kosamadi village in Bharuch district on the occasion of the 58th Foundation Day of the state. In a function held in Bharuch, located around 200 kms away from here, Rupnai rode a JCB machine to deepen a lake, as part of the month-long statewide drive. Once deepened, the lake is expected to provide water to 25 nearby villages. The water conservation initiative "Sujalam Sufalam Jal Abhiyan" aims to increase state's water storage capacity by 11,000 lakh cubic feet by deepening 13,000 lakes, check-dams, and reservoirs. It also envisages revival of 32 rivers, and cleaning and repairing of canals, among other activities. Gujarat is staring at acute water crisis in the wake of deficient rains in the catchment areas of the Narmada river last year. "Let's remember that we are mere custodian of the natural resources we inherit from our ancestors and they must be passed on to our next generation as it ..
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Narmada Water 13.4.2018 Central Chronicle
Due to scanty rains in the last monsoon season the rivers are drying not as... more »
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Village in Madhya Pradesh forced to filter dirty water with clothes 13.4.2018 Zee News : States
The only source of water in the village is a well which is in extremely deplorable condition. Locals say they can either have the dirty water or die of thirst.
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India among four countries where water taps may run dry, says report 12.4.2018 Latest News
Last month, the Gujarat state government halted irrigation and appealed to farmers not to sow crops
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Water taps may completely dry up in India: study warns 12.4.2018 General News
Shrinking reservoirs in India, Morocco, Iraq and Spain could result in water taps going completely dry in these four countries, a study based on a new early warning satellite system has warned. According to the developers of the new satellite early warning system for the world's 500,000 dams, shrinking reservoirs in India, Morocco, Iraq and Spain could spark the next "day zero" water crisis, The Guardian reported. The system has named countries where shrinking reservoirs could lead to the taps completely drying up, the study said. Tensions have been apparent in India over the water allocations for two reservoirs connected by the Narmada river, it said. Poor rains last year left the upstream Indira Sagar dam in Madhya Pradesh a third below its seasonal average. When some of this shortfall was passed on to the downstream Sardar Sarovar reservoir, it caused an uproar because the latter is a drinking supply for 30 million people. Last month, the Gujarat state government halted irrigation .
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Taps may dry up in India: Study 12.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
A new early warning satellite system has revealed that India along with Spain, Morocco and Iraq faces the risk of shrinking reservoirs that can lead to taps going dry.
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Study finds Indian water reservoirs shrinking, warns taps may run dry soon 12.4.2018 Zee News : India National
Shrinking reservoirs could spark the next "day zero" water crisis, according to the developers of a satellite early warning system for the world`s 500,000 dams.
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