Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Jamnagar Junagadh Porbandar Bhavnagar Mahuva beaches development by TCGL

After choose and promoting Gujarat tourism by Amitabh Bachchan as the brand ambassador, the state government has now to develop beaches.

Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL), a state government venture, will now develop 16 'eco friendly' beaches in the state instead of the 10 that were planned earlier.

Gujarat Beaches like Nargol and Tithal in Valsad, Dandi in Navsari, Suvali in Surat, Gopnath in Bhavnagar, Bhavani beach in Mahuva, Sarkeshwar in Amreli, Ahmadpur Mandavi in Junagadh, Mayani in Porbandar and Shivrajpur in Jamnagar will to be developed.

It had appointed five consultants to plan beaches development.

The six new additions to the list include Okha Madhi, Bet Dwarka in Jamnagar, Pingleshwar and Mandavi in Kachchh and Umargam and Poshitra.

The government will spend Rs160 crore that is Rs10 crore for the development of each beach.

As per Latest Anoop Shukla Interviews who is TCGL managing director, said that, "We are concentrating on developing these beaches in a unique way that could also attract private players.

Our focus is to improve the quality of tourism in the state.

We have appointed architects for landscaping and designing of other infrastructure on the beaches.

But the operations of the same will be given on contract.

On each beach, a two kilometer stretch will be developed by the corporation for promenade, walk ways, cycle track, food court and other facilities. We want to develop these beaches to set an example for other private players to come up and invest in tourism infrastructure in the state."

Friday, October 29, 2010

Jamnagar News - Mahatma Gandhi Broken Statue at Gandhi Kutir

The broken statue of Mahatma Gandhi was found lying near Gandhi Kutir in Jamnagar. Passersby put the broken pieces together and kept them outside the kutir.

The statue fell on its own as it was in a dilapidated condition.

As per local sources, the statue was made by the locals of Chandi bazaar about 60 years ago and the responsibility of its maintenance was with Jamnagar Municipal Corporation.

Gandhiji looks wounded as he seems to have collapsed on the floor with hands on his side amid the rubble of his broken legs. But if you observe the sculpture closely, the broken knee joint makes one wonder about the material used to make the statue.

Yet, it is difficult to accept such an assumption, because this particular statue did not fall for 60 years, survived the earthquake of 2001 and then suddenly fell and until date there is no valid reason, so that we can make deductions or assumptions of the sudden fall of Gandhi.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Jamnagar Rajkot City News – Online Voting from this year

The Gujarat Government and State Election Commission have decided to introduce e-voting in the next local body elections becoming the first state in the country to enable citizens to cast their franchise online.

"This will be for the first time in the country that in any official election the method of online voting via internet will be used, beginning with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation polls scheduled in mid-October followed by Rajkot City, Vadodara City, Surat City, Bhavnagar City and Jamnagar City local body elections," SEC Secretary, P H Shah said.

"A task force has been formed to cover all the aspects of e-voting headed by Gujarat State Election Commissioner K C Kapoor," Shah said.

Also, Gujarat's urban development department has issued a draft notification asking for objections and suggestions on the issue last week, he said.

"The purpose for introduction of online voting is to make affluent class people vote, who generally avoid going to polling booths and standing in long queues to vote. Besides, youths will be attracted to vote in this manner," he added.

"We are planning to rope in top IT firms of the country to give end-to-end services as it involves finer aspects like secrecy of vote, authenticity of the voter, ensuring that no bogus voting takes place," Shah said.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Reliance Industries Jamnagar News – Production of Butlyl Rubber

Energy major Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) today said it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Russian petrochemical company Sibur to set up a joint venture (JV) to produce butyl rubber at Jamnagar City Gujarat India.

A press release from RIL said Sibur would provide proprietary technology for butyl rubber polymerization and its finishing, while Reliance, which has an integrated petrochemical site at Jamnagar, will supply monomers and provide the JV with world class infrastructure and utilities.

“Reliance is committed to serving the Indian rubber industry. This industry is growing rapidly on the back of automobile demand in India and the sub-continent.This step reinforces RIL’s commitment to the synthetic rubber industry in India," a spokesperson for RIL said. "

It is also a significant milestone in taking forward the vision of our Reliance Industries Chairman Mr. Mukesh Ambani, for the elastomeric industry," he said.

“The creation of new capacity in close proximity to the Asian markets provides both Sibur and Reliance with exciting opportunities. Rubber consumption in Asia has shown strong growth in recent years, triggered by increased volumes of tyre production,” Sibur President Dmitry Konov said.

Sibur operates across the entire petrochemical value chain from gas processing to the production of monomers and plastics, synthetic rubbers, mineral fertilizers, types and industrial rubber goods, as well as the processing of plastics. It produces over 2000 different types of products. Gazprombank Group is the principal shareholder of Sibur Holding JSC and owns more than 95 % of the company.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Jamnagar City LIC Development Officer Manoharsinh Jadeja officer tops GPSC Exams

A development officer with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) in Anand City has topped the Gujarat Civil Services, class 1 and class 2 exams.

The results were declared by Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) on Thursday.

Manoharsinh Jadeja
, 33, a native of Jambida village in Dhrol Taluka of Jamnagar district, secured 735 marks in the final exam to achieve his feat.

The son of a retired sales tax officer Natvarsinh Jadeja, Manoharsinh, was always determined to join the ranks of a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) since the day he decided to appear for the public service exams. So much so, that Jadeja had successfully cleared the police sub-inspector and chief officers' competitive exams earlier but didn't join the forces, harboring the desire to become a DSP. In the chief officers' results too he had made the top ten at the sixth position.

"I was quite confident and was determined to join as DSP. I consider this job as a challenging one and I am happy that I could do it. It was my second attempt,'' Jadeja.
He went on to add, "I am a science post-graduate and it has helped me a lot in my exam. My subject was world history and geography.'' Jadeja has done his MSc with chemistry from Saurashtra University.

Besides preparing for competitive exams, he also worked as a development officer with LIC. "It was a difficult task to appear for the exam and do a job simultaneously, but I managed it by effective time management. There is no alternative to hard work,'' he said.

Meanwhile, villagers of remote Jambida cheered after the news. "Manoharsinh sincere in studies since his childhood days.

We feel very proud that he not only successfully cleared GPSC but also stood a topper,'' his proud father said from Dhrol.

Manoharsinh's inspiration is from his own family members.

"Ours is a joint family and most of my kin have been associated with social services.

One of my Uncle Arjunsinh Jadeja's works of watershed development project in the village has transformed the village's economy. There are many such cases. I hope I will be able continue this by doing my job effectively,'' Jadeja said.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Jamnagar Bhavnagar Gandhidham News - Andhra Bank will Open Shortly

Andhra Bank to open 10 branches in Mumbai zone this fiscal Eyeing a healthy growth in its business from the Mumbai zone, Andhra Bank is planning to open 10 new branches during the current fiscal, a senior bank official said.

"Presently, we have 86 branches in the Mumbai zone. We now plan to open 10 new branches here and we have already received licenses for five branches," Andhra Bank's general manager (Mumbai Zone), M Anjaneya Prasad, told PTI here.

The five new branches would be opened in Gandhidham City, Bhavnagar City, Jamnagar City, Jalgaon and Sangli.

The bank opened 125 branches across the country including 22 in the Mumbai zone during FY 10.

In the current fiscal (FY 11), Andhra Bank is targeting an overall business growth of 25% from the Mumbai Zone, Prasad said.

Andhra Bank registered a growth of 60.15% overall in its net profit at Rs1, 046 crore in FY 10 as compared to Rs653 crore in FY 09.

During the last fiscal (FY 10), the bank's business grew 29.26% at Rs1, 34,194 crore as compared to Rs1, 03,818 crore in FY 09.

Net NPAs of the bank in FY 10 stood at 0.17% while gross NPA was capped at 0.86%.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jamnagar Gujarat Coastal Area Protection - Rs 300 Crore sanctioned by World Bank

The World Bank has sanctioned 300 crore rupees for Gujarat for the protection of coastal environment along the Gulf of Kutch.

An MOU for this ambitious project was signed by the Gujarat Ecology Commission and the World Bank in New Delhi today.

Disclosing this to our Bhuj Correspondent, the Member-Secretary of Gujarat Ecology Commission, Mr. E. Balaguruswamy said that several new schemes will be launched along the coastal towns and villages of the Gulf of Kutch under this project.

He said that in addition to an Affluent Treatment Plant at Jamnagar City, two Multi-interpretation Centers will be set up at Dwarka and Mandvi in Kutch.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Ravindra Jadeja Interview about ICC T20 World Cup West Indies 2010

On the eve of the India’s departure to the West Indies for the World T20 2010, one player who can call himself fully fit and fresh is Ravindra Jadeja.

After the Indian Premiere League 2010 banned the Saurashtra all-rounder for negotiating with two teams, Jadeja witnessed all 45 days of the tournament from his home in Jamnagar City.

The 21-year-old is, however, yet to play any competitive game since he played against South Africa in February. In a chat with The Indian Express, Jadeja spoke about his expectations from the World Cup and the disappointment of missing out on the IPL action.


Do you consider yourself lucky to be part of the T20 World Cup team?

• It’s hard to say, but I’m really happy to be part of the World Cup team. I was hoping that my name appeared (in the squad). I’m really eager to go out there and perform. I was part of the India U-19 side that won the junior World Cup three years ago and this time I’m hoping to be part of the World Cup-winning India team.

Are you confident of doing well?

• I’m just hoping that all goes well. I will try to give my 110 per cent on the field. But the most important thing will be to try and get a winning momentum going for the team.

How was it to be out of action for more than 50 days?

• It was a really hard thing to do to miss the action and sit at home. I had a fixed schedule. Early in the morning I used to have a batting session, then I would run for a short while and in the evening, there was a bowling session along with some fielding. I also played a few T20 matches to try and stay in good touch.

Were you disappointed with the situation?

• Yes, there is no doubt that I was disappointed. There are 14 matches in the IPL and it would have been great preparation for the World Cup. You get a better idea of what you need to be doing when you are playing matches. The match situation, the pressure, the crowds, the tips from fellow players, you don’t get all that sitting at home.

What made you commit the mistake of negotiating with two franchises?

• There is no point in looking back, at the moment my focus is on the World Cup. I didn’t play cricket for 45 days, there was frustration but I’m keeping my fingers crossed now. It hurts when you see your colleagues playing and you are practicing at home.

Do you think your role (in the Indian team) will be restricted to that of a bowler?

• I’m not sure what the team will need me to do. I just want to perform well, be it bowling, fielding or batting.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Reliance Industries Jamnagar Refinery News Gujarat India

India's top refiner Reliance Industries plans to shut down a 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) vacuum gas oil (VGO) hydrotreater at its old refinery for about a month later this week, an industry source said on Monday.

"VGO hydrotreater will be shut for 20-30 days to change the catalyst.
The shutdown will begin from Wednesday or Thursday," the source told reporters.

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-promoted Reliance Industries operates the world's biggest refining complex, at Jamnagar City in Western Gujarat State, which has a total processing capacity of 1.24 million bpd of crude.

Reliance's old 660,000 bpd refinery at Jamnagar has two VGO units each with 100,000 bpd capacity. The source said there would be no impact on throughput due to the shutdown.

A VGO hydrotreater removes sulphur from heavy feedstock to produce naphtha, jet fuel and liquefied petroleum gas.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Poshitra Port Marine National Park Jamnagar District News Gujarat India

The ministry of environment and forests has denied permission to set up a port in Jamnagar.

Experts in the ministry said the port was to be set up in an ecologically fragile area and would have destroyed the biodiversity.
“A standing committee has rejected the permission to carry out environmental impact assessment and risk assessment for establishment of a Poshitra Port Jamnagar District Gujarat India. The proposed site falls within Gulf of Kutch Marine National Park which is very rich in marine biodiversity,” a senior official of the ministry said.

The 18th meeting of standing committee of the National Board for Wildlife was held on April 12.
Senior officials in the ministry said the decision was made on the basis of a report of MS Swaminathan Committee that had recommended that no port should be developed in or around protected areas and ecologically fragile zones. “Members of the standing committee had carried out a detailed site inspection and recommended against the proposal,” the official said. Taking a tough stand against commercial use of resources from ecologically fragile zones, the standing committee also rejected a proposal to withdraw water from the Majthal Wildlife Sanctuary and laying of pipeline for carrying water for expansion of a cement plant by Ambuja Cement Pvt Ltd. The proposal was rejected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Jamnagar City Railway Station News Samachar Gujarat India

With a view to exploit its real estate assets, Indian Railways plans to lease out some of them and aims to rake-in Rs 600 crore through this move this fiscal, a senior Railways official said.

"We plan to lease 15 plots in different metros and Tier 11 cities on long lease this fiscal and hope to net Rs 600 crore through this," Rail Land Development Authority, Member-Finance, F Mehmood, said.

"We have identified a land-bank of 1,900 hectares for development. This will be leased out in phases. We have appointed 15 consultants for this purpose," he said.

Most of the land available for lease is in the eastern region, he said.Leasing its land for residential purposes is not under consideration presently; the official said but added that "if good proposals come, then we may think about it." In the first phase, railway lands in Bandra in Mumbai, Aurangabad (Maharashtra) and Jamnagar City, Gujarat India are among the plots the Railways is planning to lease out to fund its infrastructure development, he said.

Sainik School Jamnagar City Investiture Ceremony News Gujarat India

Emphasizing the need to nurture multi-skilled personality, Brigadier Ranjit Singh, inspecting officer of Sainik School Society, New Delhi, urged cadets to take up the responsibility to become fine defence officers and serve the nation.

He was addressing students at the 2010-11 Investiture Ceremony' at Balachadi Sainik School Jamnagar City on 5th April - 2010.

The school is the only one of its kinds in the state, which prepares cadets for joining defence forces in the officer cadre. Singh, who was the chief guest on this occasion, conferred appointments to 18 cadets at different levels, including school captain and house captains.

The cadets, who are selected, will look after various curricular and co-curricular activities in the houses and will support the administration for smooth functioning of the school.
The ceremony started with guard of honor by cadets followed by welcome address by principal of Balachadi Sainik School Jamnagar Colonel Amarjeet Singh.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Jamnagar City Wide Roads Plan Municipal Corporation News Gujarat India

The plan to widen a road in the erstwhile princely city of Jamnagar City has mired in controversy, with activists and locals accusing the local civic body of favoring the local builder lobby.

The matter has now reached the Gujarat State Human Rights Commission and the Urban Development authorities.

The Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (JMC) had, in November last year, proposed to widen the road from Havai Chowk to Mandvi Tower to check the traffic problem there. The civic body had invited objections from the people for the Development Plan to widen the road from 15 to 18 meters.

According to the protestors, the Standing Committee of the JMC, in its recent meeting, overruled their objections and decided to go ahead with the plan. Shailesh Mehta, who has objected to the plan, said: “There is no need to widen the road to solve the traffic problem, as it is a result of total mismanagement of resources. If implemented, the plan will affect nearly 1,000 people on both sides of the road and will partly demolish many age-old residential and commercial structures of heritage value.”

Mehta has also approached the Gujarat State Human Rights Commission claiming the development plan is violating his and others’ fundamental rights. Calling it an autocratic and atrocious plan, Mehta has urged the Commission to direct the authorities to scrap the project.

Also, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) — an organisation working extensively for the preservation of heritage in the country — has pitched in and registered its protest against the proposal.

Intach convenor of the Jamnagar chapter, Hershad Kumari, who is a direct descendant of the erstwhile king of Jamnagar state — Jam Ranjitsinh — has written to the Urban Development Department (UDD) to direct the JMC to revise its plan.

In her letter to the UDD, she stated, “What is needed is traffic and parking management, not only on this road (Havai Chowk to Mandvi Tower) but all over Jamnagar.”

Objecting to the demolition plans of JMC and emphasizing the heritage value of the city, she stated: “All this demolition and unplanned exercises are destroying this historic city, which offered us a century ago a prime example of sustainable town planning displacing residents without proper planning or reasoning is offensive and entirely undemocratic. It is only servicing a building lobby.”

Reacting to the objections, Jamnagar Municipal Corporation Commissioner P Swaroop said: “I have received a representation from local merchants against the widening plan. Before finalizing it, I will go to the spot. I cannot say anything on the allegations unless I personally visit the spot.”

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Dwarka Jamnagar Tourism News Gujarat India

The Pune Pravasi Sangh has demanded direct trains to Udaipur,
Jamnagar City and Dwarka.

The Sangh has also demanded that a direct train to Chennai from Pune instead of Mumbai would benefit passengers in a big way.

These demands were made by Kanubhai Trivedi, president of the Pune Pravasi Sangh Trivedi said the Sangh has a number of plans, especially for long distance travellers.

“Besides the electrification of railways, I will be now pressing for the demands of starting direct trains to Udaipur, Jamnagar and Dwarka.

Secondly, all the trains running to Chennai, which make a stop at Pune, come from Mumbai.

However, thanks to that, the passengers boarding these trains at Pune station either do not get room, or appear on the waitlist, and thus have to suffer a lot.” Trivedi, a crusader for railway commuter’s rights who turns 81 on Tuesday, said.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Vadodara Jamnagar Medical Colleges News Gujarat India

Some good news for wannabe doctors in the state.

Gujarat State government has proposed an increase of 255 seats for postgraduate medical courses in three medical colleges in the state.

The primary beneficiaries of this seat increase will be government-run medical colleges like NHL Municipal Medical College Ahmedabad where 100 seats will added, Vadodara Medical College where 70 seats will be added and government medical colleges in Jamnagar which will get 75 more seats, taking the total number of PG seats to 255 in these colleges.

According to sources, Gujarat State Health minister has called a meeting of deans and medical superintendent of medical college to decide on increase in staff strength and policy changes in recruitment process in the colleges.

Speaking about NHL Municipal Medical College which falls under Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, municipal commissioner IP Gautam said, "We have sent a proposal for increase of 100 seats at NHL.

The pre-requisite of bed capacity of 1,200 at VS Hospital and Shardaben Hospital is fulfilled as per Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines for the addition of seats."

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Reliance Industries Jamnagar City News Gujarat India

The Mukesh Ambani led Reliance Industries has made an investment of Rs 32,017 crore in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ Gujarat) at Jamnagar City for which the state government had allotted over 1,333 hectares at Rs 311.74 crore, the government said today.

The government gave the details in reply to a question by Congress MLA Faroq Sheikh regarding the land given to RIL, the Tatas and the Adani Group for setting up projects in the state.

Details were provided about the land allotted to these groups, the rates charged by the government and the investment made.
In Jamnagar, the government has given over 12 hectares at Rs 13.47 lakh for a refinery, 1,333 hectares at Rs 311.74 crore for an SEZ, and 57 hectares at Rs 25 crore for setting up a marine tank farm.

The Tata Group has been given over 1,031 hectares in Gandhinagar City at Rs 11.35 crore for an IT project where an investment of Rs 11,434 crore would be made, generating over 8,000 jobs once the project becomes operational.

For the Nano Car project, the state has given 445.17 hectares at Sanand district where the Tata Group is investing Rs 2,322 crore. The project will create about 4,000 jobs.

In Kutch, the government has given 1,964 hectares to the Adani Group for setting up an Mundra SEZ Gujarat for Rs 29.67 crore.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jamnagar Ayurvedic College News Gujarat India

The anatomy room at the Vadodara Ayurvedic College has been gathering dust for the last one year, with the authorities struggling hard to arrange a corpse for practical classes. In the absence of a corpse, the students missed practical demonstration of human anatomy this year.

M R Pandya, in-charge administrative officer, said: “In practical classes, the students dissect the corpse and understand the anatomy. However, this year we could not conduct the classes as no corpse was sanctioned to us.”

He added that last year they had received a corpse from Jamnagar City, which was coordinated by the Jamnagar Ayurvedic Medical College. “This year, they could not send it due to some technical problem. After no other Ayurvedic college could help us, we approached the Sir Sayajirao General Hospital(SSG) but they refused to provide a corpse,” Pandya said.

First-year students of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) are supposed to take up a subject on human anatomy as a part of the curriculum.

Anatomy professor Kiran Raj said: “We had videos of dissections of previous years, which were used this year for teaching. But a video cannot match the experience of carrying out real dissections.”

Raj added: “We are not sure what will happen the next year. But if we get a corpse, we will hold integrated practical sessions; otherwise we will have to carry on with the videos.”

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Phalcon AWACS Aircraft Jamnagar City News Samachar Gujarat India

India will get the second of its three contracted Phalcon AWACS (airborne warning and control systems), or "eyes in the sky'', from Israel on 25th March - 2010.

The second Phalcon will arrive at Jamnagar City Gujarat India and then proceed to the AWACS home base in Agra to join the first one. "The third one should come before this year ends,'' said an IAF official on Tuesday.

As reported earlier, the IAF is keen to procure another three AWACS, even as DRDO works on a mini-AWACS project to mount indigenously-developed AEW&C radar systems on three Embraer-145 jets ordered from Brazil for $210 million.

Under the $1.1 billion deal signed in March 2004, the Israeli 360-degree Phalcon early-warning radar and communication suite has been mounted on Russian IL-76 heavy-lift military aircraft in a tripartite project among India, Israel and Russia.

There has been quite a bit of delay is their induction since the first Phalcon AWACS was originally scheduled for delivery in December 2007, with the second and third ones following in September 2008 and March 2009.

The Phalcon AWACS have boosted IAF's capabilities to detect and track troop build-ups or aircraft movements, for instance, deep inside Pakistan, much further than ground-based radars, while flying well within Indian airspace.

Primarily used for detection of incoming hostile cruise missiles and aircraft from around 400-km away in all-weather conditions, AWACS are also used to direct air defence fighters during combat operations against enemy jets.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Jamnagar Birding City News - World House Sparrow Day

Animal activists and environmentalists of Gujarat State Jamnagar City observed World House Sparrow Day on 20th March - 2010 to create awareness about their declining population.

Initiated by a voluntary organization "Nature Club," the day was observed by distributing around 50,000 artificial nests to the local residents.

Suresh Bhatt, Chief of Nature Club, said that due to the increasing pollution and human interference the population of house sparrows is decreasing at an alarming rate.

"Earlier one could find many house sparrows near our houses but now they are hard to find because of pollution and human interference. The day will come when our next generation will only be able to see these birds in photographs and paintings. So, to prevent this situation, our organization in association with the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation has initiated a project in which we have build nest boxes for these birds," said Bhatt.

He added that the rapid urbanization has hampered the habitats of these birds.

"There are many ponds in this locality, so it is good to see these birds nest on the trees on the artificial nests. This motivates us to do something for the nature," said Joshi, a member of Nature Club.

Ranging from 14 to 18 centimeters, house sparrow or passer domestics is a species of passerine bird of the sparrow family Passeridae and is strongly associated with human habitations.

It is a very social bird and expressive in all seasons when feeding, it roosts communally and its nest is usually placed together in clumps.

Many reasons have been attributed by experts in this field for their decline, which include introduction of unleaded petrol, the burning of which produces harmful fumes, which is toxic for the birds.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rajkot Jamnagar Junagadh Districts Water Shortage News Saurashtra India

Water Resources Minister Nitin Patel had recently announced in the Assembly that the Gujarat State government had made Gujarat “free of tanker water supply”. But people in Saurashtra can still be found waiting for tankers for their share of water.

With the onset of summer, as many as 21 small cities in Rajkot District, Jamnagar District and Amreli District in Saurashtra are being supplied drinking water on alternate days.

Besides, the Junagadh Municipal Corporation has started to cut the water supply twice a week and Jodiya in Jamnagar district is getting supply once in three days. The situation in Amreli city is no different.

Last year’s inadequate monsoon coupled with scorching heat in the beginning of this summer has led to 40 of the 55 dams in the region hitting rock bottom. With the water level in wells and borewells also going down, people have been left with on option but to wait for water tankers provided by the local administration.

Rajkot District Collector H Patel said: “Water tankers have been pressed into service in three talukas (Wankaner, Jasdan and Jetpur) and the collectorate is ready with action plan for each village. At some places, where underground water is still available, the administration is installing hand pumps and borewells.”

He added that two control rooms — one each at Rajkot City and Morbi City— will be set up soon, and that more tankers will be allotted based on requirement.

Meanwhile, Rajkot Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Brahmbhatt has ordered to stop the sale of Narmada water for commercial purposes. According to Corporation officials, water in three major dams in the city will last up to June.

In Jamnagar district, the administration has begun supplying water through tankers in nine villages. One of the three dams supplying water to Junagadh city has dried up. From Thursday, JMC is supplying water five days a week. It has also started supplying tankers in areas like Joshipara, Timbavadi, Sargwada and Sabalpur, which depended on underground water.

Amreli city has been the worst-hit as it is getting supply once in 10 days. “The Collectorate has prepared an action plan. Villages will be supplied water by tankers as per the requirement,” said Amreli District Collector R R Raval.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Jamnagar Brass Industries - Gujarat Industrial News India

The Union environment ministry’s notification requiring importers of brass scrap to register has not gone down well with brass traders and manufacturers.

Determined to regain its sheen, the Jamnagar brass parts industry is seeking policy changes from the government.

There are 5,000 brass making units in Jamnagar City, more than 80 per cent of them in the small-scale category. Their total annual turnover is about Rs 2,000 crore and they employ more than 2.5 lakh persons.

India consumes about 100,000-150,000 tonnes of brass annually, of which about 70 per cent is imported.

“Brass is a very big industry in this region, but much development is (still) required. If the government supports us at the policy level, new development can take place. As of now, most of our energy is wasted in dealing with government officials on several policy issues. Both state and Central government should ease policies so that we can concentrate on our business,” said Jineshbhai Shah of Rajhans Impex.

Recently, the Union environment ministry issued a notification requiring traders and manufacturers to register for the import of brass scrap. Industry sources said that since the brass industry is a small-scale one, such registration seems unnecessary.

“Brass scrap is not harmful to the environment, so why should we register? The government says the move will help stop duty-stealing. But the pollution control board and environment department have no concern with this. We are going to meet Jairam Ramesh, minister of environment and forests, to sort out this issue,” said Ramjibhai Patel, president of Jamnagar Factory Owners Association.

Patel said the brass industry had just come out of recession and only government support can help it survive.

Similarly, Bharatbhai Dodhiya, a partner in Nyals Brass Products, said, “Government should give us relief in import duty on brass scrap, as the international market is fluctuating. Due to price instability, manufacturers have incurred losses several times. We take orders at a certain price and in no time the international prices change. This often leads to clients cancelling their orders.”

Jamnagar imports 95 per cent of scrap from Europe and America. A sharp increase in the value of the US dollar has also made Indian imports more expensive. Prior commitments mean that Indian importers have to pay much higher for their contracts, even though global prices have taken a big hit in recent days.

Adding that certain measures in banking policy could also help the industry, Dodhiya said, “Banking policy also should be changed for small-scale units in the industry here. Many units are upgrading their technology and if banks provide us loans at lower interest rates, the industry can grow a lot.”

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jamnagar City Birding Activities News Gujarat India

Respected All Blog visitors and especially Wildlife and Birds Lovers from Gujarat India,

At below want to share really proud news from Jamnagar City Gujarat India, a little but good steps for Birds in this city that,

Jamnagar Municipal Corporation and Wild Gujarat set up 250 nest boxes on periphery of Lakhota Lake at Palace and also on trees of Azad garden here for local birds.

The nest boxes are made out of earthen material. Jamnagar Municipal Commissioner P.Swaroop, Mayor Kanaksinh Jadeja, Lakhota Nature Club Suresh Bhatt were present during nest setting ceremony. The nature lovers are targeting to set up 5000 such nest boxes at various places.

Jamnagar Refinery City News Samachar Gujarat India

Having provided 169 personnel to guard Infosys Technologies and the Electronics City in Bangalore, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is set to depute its personnel to secure Reliance Jamnagar Refinery, Wipro in Bangalore and Infosys Mysore campus.

A security audit of these three establishments has been done and CISF and is now finalizing details like the number of personnel to be deputed. Sources said CISF estimated a need for 200 personnel for Jamnagar but the Home Ministry is said to have asked it to scale this down.

The 101 personnel deployed at Infosys in Bangalore bring in Rs 2.56 crore as annual revenue to the force. Although its earnings vary, depending upon the overall threat perception, CISF is looking at revenue in the range of Rs 8-10 crore following the deployment of close to 400 personnel in these three establishments.

Significantly, the force is likely to turn down a request by the Essar Group which recently sought CISF cover to secure its 267-km-long pipeline which connects its iron ore plant at Bailadila in Chhattisgarh to its pelletization plant at Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and carries iron ore slurry.

“This pipeline has been attacked by Naxalites several times. It runs through thick forest areas of Chhattisgarh and securing it along its entire length is not a very feasible idea since that would entail the deployment of a very large contingent,” said a top CISF official. Having received 107 requests for security cover from private companies, CISF currently has put 33 firms on its priority list where it plans to deploy personnel.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Jamnagar Ahmedabad Vadodara City gets Tata Docomo Gujarat News

Tata Docomo has announced the launch of its GSM mobile services across the state of Gujarat starting today. The service has started in all areas of the state except for Ahmedabad City, Baroda City (Vadodara) and Jamnagar City. The official announcement is yet to be made.

However, the official Tata Docomo Twitter account has tweeted about this news.

The Tata Docomo website has also added "Gujarat" to its list of circles and has given tariff and other details for future consumers of Tata Docomo across the state. Tata Docomo now joins the likes of BSNL, Reliance (GSM and CDMA), Airtel, Tata Indicom (CDMA), Idea Cellular, and Vodafone who are already big players in the state.

To keep it simple, Tata Docomo's tariff plans in Gujarat are the same as that offered in the other circles where it operates. The plans include the Tata Docomo life time prepaid card priced at Rs. 49 and the "pay as you go" scheme, with a pulse of one second, and a charge of 1 paisa per second.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Medical Colleges Gujarat – Jamnagar Ahmedabad Vadodara Surat Rajkot Bhavnagar City News

The Medical Council of India has gifted wannabe doctors of Gujarat with 290 more seats for post-graduate medical courses. Nationwide, the seat increase is 3,791.

The change is effective from the academic year 2010-11. This jump in seats is attributed to a new set of rules introduced by MCI recently where every professor can take care of two students. Earlier, one professor was limited to one student.

This has effectively doubled the capacity.
Correspondingly, the number of PG seats has jumped to 18,000.

The primary beneficiaries of this seat increase will be government-run medical colleges like B J Medical College Ahmedabad and NHL Municipal Medical College Ahmedabad, Vadodara Medical College, Surat Municipal Medical College, Bhavnagar Medical College, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Medical Colleage Rajkot City and Jamnagar Medical College.

Nationwide, Andhra Pradesh has bagged the most seats with 611, followed by Maharashtra (476).

Gujarat is at No.6 with 290 seats.
"Students hailing from poor economic backgrounds will benefit from this increase. Now, deserving students can get admission without having to worry about exorbitant capitation fees. The students will no longer need to contend with hefty fee structure of private colleges," said Ketan Desai, president of MCI.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Jamnagar City Railway Station History – may soon be develop

As we all kathiyavadis know that in Saurashtra Region, City Railway Station play main role for tourism and now It will be prove also by Jamnagar Railway Station which among the oldest in India and a unique cultural heritage of Gujarat — might soon be home to a new hotel or multiplex.

Yes, this news is really true we will soon get old (Junu)Jamnagar Railway Station as new one because the Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA) of the Ministry of Railways has invited applications for pre-qualification bids from real estate developers.

Now if I am talk about History of Jamnagar Railway Station then, was built in 1897 and is known for its Victorian architecture — complete with imperial waiting rooms for the royal travellers — which included the rulers of erstwhile Saurashtra, also facilitated the transport of goods in the region.

The first train journey took place from Jamnagar City to Rajkot City in 1897, in 1922; the station was given the name of Jamnagar Rail with the addition of tracks connecting the last taluka on the western coastline at Okha.

The Indian National Trust of Art and Culture Heritage means INTACH Chairman and princess of erstwhile Jamnagar state Harshadkumari Ba said in her interview that, “for 15 years, INTACH fought to preserve and revive this site, which was inherited by Western Railway, but in vein.” INTACH and the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (JMC) had made a couple of proposals to preserve a part of the old building, especially the Darbar Hall, as also make an interpretation zone featuring the art, culture and history of Jamnagar to the Railway authorities.

Harshadkumari Ba also said that, “But the proposal was rejected every time as the Indian Railways authorities did not agree to allot land at the minimal price. The Railways wanted to sell it at the market rate, which was not affordable for INTACH and JMC. But with the Railways inviting tenders, INTACH will make a last attempt to prevent the commercialization of the place. The station was a mode of communication and transport for the various kingdoms in Saurashtra.”

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ravindra Jadeja Family Jamnagar News Gujarat India

As read at one of the online news site, Ravindra Jadeja sister Naina Jadeja was cried when Ravindra said goodbye and was leaving our home in Jamnagar for Jaipur, where India was to play South Africa in the first ODI and Good news for all Indian Cricket Fans and for Ravindra Jadeja Family that India won this One Day Match.

As we all also know that, Ravindra Jadeja will not play in Indian Premier League, for that Naina Jadeja from Jamnagar City said that, “I felt it was just some misunderstanding, my brother never lies, and he just cannot be dishonest.”

Before left to his house, Ravindra Jadeja looked around the house which was newly-built home for his family, also missed his mother a lot who is no more.

At last, just want to say another thing that, “If you have your own family members or relatives support then nothing is possible in that world” as because Ravindra would be adjudged man-of-the-match in the Jaipur ODI which his family would not have believed it.

Gujarati Shital Pandya Jamnagar News Gujarat India

If I am talking about latest with you then before one month ago, Bollywood Legend Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who visited Gandhinagar City, for promotion of his Bollywood Hit MoviePaa” and watched this movie with Our Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

After this event Amitabh Bachchan wanted to become Ambassador of Gujarat State especially for tourism.

But If go in past, 8th March – 2009, Sixteen-year-old girl named Shital Pandya from Jamnagar City, to propagate the message of saving the girl child skated from Jamnagar to Delhi. Just think about her, really one extraordinary work for Gujarat State India.

As I read online at yesterday that, in the process, she along with her team of four members will cover a distance of 5132 kilometers through six States.

Shital Pandya said in her interview that, “We are a team of four persons who have undertaken this campaign. This will conclude on May 5. The campaign is spread over six states such as Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Maharashtra, and team will team reached Jamnagar on the evening of International Women's Day(in 2009)”

Now another woman from Gujarat named Arkhiben Mithabhai Vankar who invented an herbal pesticide that keeps aphids, white flies and mealy bugs away, has now a patent filed and a business deal with Matrix Biosciences of Hyderabad.

Another person is from Mota Devaliya Taluka, Amreli District, named Mansukhbhai Jagani, has modified his motorbike into a plough-tractor helping farmers save lakhs of rupees, and also certified as ethical hacker and forensic investigator
Above, for whom I talked are really few, but still lots of special people who make up our state and make us proud remain to talk about them.

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