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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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Facing shortage, Gujarat seeks more than double Narmada water from MP 12.4.2018 Latest News
Amidst the ongoing water crisis even as summer sets in, Gujarat has now sought more than double the amount of water from Madhya Pradesh. Due to water shortage, while MP releases 600 cusecs of water daily, Gujarat has asked the same to be increased to 1500 cusecs.While it has been facing crisis on both agricultural and domestic fronts, Gujarat government has cited impact of lower quantity of water on coastal and marine environment as the reason in its demand.The demand has been made to the Narmada Control Authority (NCA), a nodal agency managing water allocation. Nitin Patel, deputy chief minister of Gujarat, however, has stated that the government has sought more Narmada waters on a "permanent basis" and not because of water shortage currently. "We have sought it looking at the environment impact it will have on the coastal and marine bio diversity. It is necessary for more waters to be released."According to Patel, the demand for more Narmada water has been made in order to protect ..
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Gujarat to start drive for water conservation 12.4.2018 DNA: India
Gujarat is reeling under acute water scarcity and the situation may worsen in the coming summer months as Sardar Sarovar Dam, a major source, has low water levels. In the wake of the ongoing water crisis in the region, the state government has decided to focus on water conservation. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani held a meeting with stakeholders on Wednesday to finalise the blue print of the water conservation programme that will be carried out between May 1 and May 31. Speaking to media persons after the meeting, the CM said: “We are planning to launch a state-level programme for water conservation. We met people from outside the government who work in this sector. We will release the details of the programme later and make announcements so that people of the state can also do their bit for conservation of water.” Rupani also said that his government has decided to increase the water-storage capacity in the state by next monsoon so that such as situation of water crisis could be avoided next year. The ...
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Release 1,500 cusec from Narmada dam: Gujarat government 12.4.2018 DNA: India
The state government has appealed to the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) to release 1,500 cusecs of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam towards Bharuch. The request was made to save local ecology that is dependent on the river. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said: “We have appealed to the NCA through its sub group of environment to sanction release of 1,500 cusecs of water from the Sardar Sarovar Dam towards Bharuch. This is for the flora and fauna and local ecology that is dependent on the Narmada river. Till the gates were open, the overflowing water trough from the dam would meet the requirement but since the gates have been closed, very less water flows towards the Arabian sea and that has also increased salinity ingress.” Patel said the sub group of environment would study the case and give recommendations to the NCA. “Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan governments also are supposed to give their opinion on the same as they are also partner states in the project. We have requested that if ...
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Guj govt wants more Narmada water, seeks Centre's intervention 10.4.2018 General News
Amid looming water crisis and and drying up Narmada river in Gujarat, the state government has sought the Centre's intervention in persuading the Narmada Control Authority (NCA) to release more water from Madhya Pradesh to save the downstream ecology of the river. While the opposition Congress claimed that Madhya Pradesh has already refused to provide additional water to Gujarat, the state government maintained that no such decision has been taken so far. Sardar Sarovar dam built on the Narmada river receives water from the reservoirs located in Madhya Pradesh. M S Dagur, Additional Chief Secretary of Narmada Department, had written a letter to the Secretary of the Environment Ministry a few months back, stating that the allotted quota of 600 cusecs to maintain the river eco-system will not be enough to preserve the bio-diversity of Narmada river downstream. In the letter, Dagur urged the ministry to direct the NCA to release at least 1,500 cusecs during the current ...
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BJP slams Congress leaders for supporting ‘anti-Gujarat’ Medha Patkar 5.4.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
The support from newly appointed state Congress in-charge Rajiv Satav and others to Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar gave an opportunity to the ruling BJP to claim again that Congress supports elements opposed to Sardar Sarovar Dam, which it says is a lifeline for Gujarat. Satav was in Ahmedabad to attend a function where Amit Chavda took over as new president of Gujarat Congress. Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani backed Satav for ‘supporting’ Patkar. “I am thankful to Medha Patkar for her anti-Narmada Dam agitation of 2017. Her agitation benefited Gujarat. Satavji has done the right thing by supporting Medha Patkar,” Dhanani told reporters on Wednesday. Dhanani also praised Patkar for taking up the cause of those ousted by the dam. But Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said the statements of Congress leaders exposed their relationship with Patkar, who he said had worked against the interests of Gujarat. “The Sardar Sarovar Dam project got delayed due to Patkar. Congress stands exposed as its ...
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