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Friday, June 29, 2007

This year more groundnut from Jamnagar

The experts believe cultivation of groundnut will increase in Rajkot, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Junagadh district in the current season.

Whereas the cultivation of Bajari will decline in all the districts barring Bhavnagar, the cultivation of cash crops like sesame, castor will increase.

Jamnagar - First hoarding Free city in Gujarat

Municipal authorities in Jamnagar, have launched a drive against roadside hoardings, posters and billboards.

This will convert Jamnagar into Gujarat's first hoarding-free city.

Kaushik N.Bhatt, Jamnagar's Municipal Commissioner, said: "For the period of 2005-06 and 2006-07, the Corporation has decided 52 places for hoardings and 350 for kiosks."


however, few believe that both hoardings and kiosks give a modern look to a commercial city like Jamnagar.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Jamnagar - Strike against Octroi

The half-day bandh call in the three municipal corporation areas of Rajkot, Jamnagar and Junagadh on Saturday received a mixed response.


The rally received a similar response in Junagadh and Jamnagar.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Jamnagar Washed with first rain

Heavy rains slashed in gujarat,


Along with major city Ahmedabad rain lashed parts of Anand, Jamnagar, Kutch, Valsad, Dahod, Rajkot, Surat, Patan, and Dangs.

Jamnagar artist showcasing his works in Hartlepool exhibition.

Jamnagar artist showcasing his works in Hartlepool exhibition.


A Jamnagari Artist, Suresh Vagadiya, 67, is exhibiting a section of his paintings at Foggy Furze Library, in Hartlepool.


Suresh is from Jamnagar but has moved to Hartlepool in 2003 with his wife, to be nearer their family. Suresh is the first Indian member of the Hartlepool Art Club and has won several prizes.

He held his first landscape display in 2004 and now holds exhibitions every year.

Suresh explained that "Up until this time, I gave all my paintings as gifts and many of my friends have my paintings in their houses."

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Jamnagar Leading Wind power generation in Gujarat

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA), Director J M Acharya explained that private companies had installed their WTGs (wind turbine generators) on wind farms mainly located in the coastal districts of Jamnagar, Kutch, Rajkot and Bhavnagar,

Jamnagar has reported highest wind power generation till now (311.37 MW), second is Kutch (190.55 MW), Rajkot third (53.19 MW) , followed by Bhavnagar (13.20 MW).

As the wind electricity generation reaches 1,192 MW by this year end, there would be a total investment of over Rs 5,300 crore in this sector, he said.

The electricity generated from the WTGs will be metered on a monthly basis, jointly by GEDA and GETCO at the sending sub-station of 66 KV or above located at wind farm site. Under the new policy, the supervision charges being paid to GETCO at 15 per cent of the cost of power evacuation has been reduced to 7.5 per cent.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Jamnagar Water Crisis surfaces again

Water crisis is back in jamnagar,
 
now a days, water is supplied just once in three days
(Amreli is the worst hit place is where taps run dry for 10-12 long days)
 
The central reason is that in all these places, all local water resources have dried up and government had not planned for the Narmada water supply through Saurashtra canal, although canal is working but it is not efficient.
 
Ranjitsagar dam , which provides drinking water for jamnagar has just now hit the rock bottom, Sasoi dam which is second biggest for jamnagar city has reached to dead level,
 
Inadequate Narmada water supply has forced the JMC (Jamnagar Municipal Corporation) to supply water once in three days, instead of alternate day.
 
the onnnly dam , Und-2 has quantum of water but that too will be dried up in the end of July.

as a last resort, the JMC is now planning to draw water from Aji-III dam.

To maintain alternate day water supply, the JMC required around 150 lakh gallons. At present it has been facing deficit of around 40 lakh gallons per day. "The required quantum would be either drawn from Aji-III or Narmada to resume to alternate day supply,'' said Jamnagar Mayor Manhar Zala.


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Brip

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Indian Air Force's single engine microlight expedition Round the World will kick off ,

This expedition will be flagged off by the Air Chief Marshal, F H Major, from the Hindon air base at 8 in the morning.

Wg Cdr Rahul Monga and Wg Cdr Anil Kumar will log a total of 40,806 kilometres in an attempt to beat the existing world record and create a new one in circumnavigating the world in a single engine aircraft.

The expedition will head off eastwards on June 1 and will make the first stop at Allahabad. After a few hours of rest, it will take off again towards Bagdogra. From there the duo will head out to Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, China, Russia United States, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Denmark, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Oman and will finally return to India from the Western region into Jamnagar and to Delhi via Udaipur.
If all goes well, the expedition plans to end in Delhi on August 4.

The expedition, which has been in the planning stage for over a year with the Directorate of Air Adventure cell working at it, had to be put off at the last moment last year in order to allow it to commemorate the platinum jubilee of the Indian Air Force.

Jamnagar - Reliance's Mango Throughout year

Reliance greens, the green belt for Orchard mango farming in Jamnagar refinery is soread across 500 acres.

Even during winters last year, mangoes were produced successfully in the orchard, but the production was not enough to be marketed.

this year however Reliance employed horticulture experts who are now conducting research to produce sufficient quantity of mangoes during winters,

Nathwani said that the mangoes produced in Reliance orchard would be available in the country through Reliance fresh outlets, its retail chain stores, and would also be exported to Europe, United States of America and Japan, its to be noted that Harrods has already ordered 300 Tons of Mangoes from Reliance, around 450 tonnes of mangoes were produced in orchard this year. The researchers are also working on increasing the quality and quantity of the fruit.

Jamnagar - Ashapura Minechem gets approval for EOU

Jamnagar based Ashapura Minechem Ltd has announced that on applications made to the Development Commissioner, Kandla SEZ, Gandhidham, Kutch, the Company has received approvals vide their permission dtd. May 21, 2007 and dtd. May 17, 2007 to set up 100% Export Oriented Units (2 nos.) for Processed Bauxite at Jamnagar.


The said permissions are valid upto May 20, 2012 and May 16, 2012 respectively.


The grant of EOU status and operation of the said Units is likely to have a materially positive impact on the profitability of the Company.

Jamnagar - Human Bones found in Lakhota Lake

Large number of human bones, unearthed near Lakhota lake in Jamnagar city. Police investigation revealed that bones were dumped following medical research, however the local medical college denied throwing research waste in the open.

But panic set in among residents of Jamnagar when a large number of human bones were unearthed during a cleanliness drive conducted by the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation on Lakhota lake front on Friday.

MP Shah College, the only medical college in Jamnagar district, identifying the bones as used for study purpose,but denied throwing them out in the open.