Falling international prices and declining exports are affecting milk producers' income in Gujarat. According to a report on The Indian Express, the skimmed milk powder (SMP) prices in the international markets have come down to $ 1,800 a tonne, compared to $ 2,600 a year ago and the peak $...
Farmers in Gujarat have been told by the government to skip the summer sowing, as the water level in Narmada dam reservoir is in a 15 year low due to poor monsoon rainfall in Madhya Pradesh. There is a 45% water shortage in the dams under Narmada command area, according...
Gujarat government has started an innovative programme to improve the healthcare of school children in the state.The health department of the state will train children as 'Bal doctors (kid doctors)' to take care of their fellow schoolmates. According to a government order, "One 'bad doctor' will be appointed in each...
The Damanganga-Pinjal interlinking of river (ILR) project, which will divert surplus waters of Damanganga river at Bhugad and Khargi Hill reservoirs to Pinjal reservoir through tunnels, has been given go ahead signal by Maharashtra and Gujarat governments. Mumbai city is to benefit from the project as water from the Pinjal...
Gujarat government will provide a daily assistance of Rs 7,000 — Rs 49,000 for seven days — for treatment of a newborn weighing less than 1.5 kg. The state government will bear the cost of meals and shelter of the mothers of such underweight newborns. With an aim to create “malnutrition-free...
President Ram Nath Kovind has laid foundation for the second phase of link IV pipeline canal of the Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojana. SAUNI pipelines will carry excess water from Narmada to the parched Saurashtra region of Gujarat where it will be stored in 115 major dams. With an estimated...
The Gujarat government has, in principle, decided to permanently relocate 15 flood-prone villages where loss of life and property is an every year affair. The 15 flood-prone villages, most of them in low lying areas on the banks of the Banas river, are located in the Banaskantha and Patan district...
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will lend US$ 329 million for rural road construction in Gujarat under the Gujarat Rural Roads Project . The fund will be used to “improve the rural road connectivity and accessibility (by providing all weather road connectivity) to 1,060 villages in all the 33...
The Gir National Park of Gujarat now has around 650 lions, and it is the highest number since the 1936 as per the official records. This is an increase of 125 tigers from the 2015 lion census. The current lion population includes around 180 cubs that are of one to...
As the country saw over 600 deaths till July last week during the South West Monsoon, the central government said it gave financial assistance yet most states were not using it. “The provision is very clear and simple and it is streamlined. Every state has been given funds and released...

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