Showing posts with label Ecology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ecology. Show all posts

Friday, August 2, 2013

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cows killed in Tata Plant

Four cows were found dead in Tata's Mithapur chemical plant,

Dead bodies of 4 cows were found near the canteen waste disposal area, authorities are investigating but it is believed that the death of these cows may have been caused by waste chemicals.

Police is investigating further.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

3.5 Lakh birds in Jamnagar district

A bird population counting project in Jamnagar district lasted 3 days covering 150 sites across Jamnagar district. The project was undertook by district forest division and included ornithologists, forest staff, photographers, nature club members etc.

80,000 birds were estimated in Khijadiya alone. Lakhota lake (Ranmal lake) registered around 25,000 birds. Major species included Seagull, Rosy pastor, spot bill duck, pelican etc.

Common cranes were birds with highest population, common crane visit Jamnagar in winter.

Monday, June 6, 2011

city selected to track climate change

 world-renowned philanthropic organisation, Rockefeller Foundation has selected Jamnagar among three cities in India to undergo a planning process to face the vagaries of climate change  Two other Indian cities selected as pilot cities under this project are Shimla and Bhubaneswar.  This study will be adopted later in 10 various cities across Asia in future. Issues such as water supply system, drainage networks, solid waste disposal and energy-efficient building technology, will be addressed by a climate change core team. The core and advisory team of the ICLEI, besides the officials of the corporation and other stakeholders, will also include engineers, architects, energy specialists, planners and ecologists. The ICLEI South Asia Programme is part of the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. The programme aims to cover cities in India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand. Regarding energy efficient and disaster-resistant building technology, the ICLEI officer added that the climate resilient planning tools would propagate the use of energy generated from unconventional source. #end

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Jamnagar - Gujarat Budget 2011

Although this budget is more of neutral in terms of taxation, there is a good news for Jamnagar,

Jamnagar will soon have a four track road extended to Bhavnagar, regarding taxation more tax will be imposed on tobacco and mobile services, there will be more ITI, and for the first time to cut carbon emission and promote green revolution, govt is proposing green tax, this green cess will be 2 paisa per unit of electricity consumption.  

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Blood Sandalwood - One more arrest

One more arrest was done for the smuggling of blood sandalwood from Jamnagar / Salaya.

DRI captured large quantity of  sandalwood log from kandala port, belonging to a salaya sip, this arrest makes three captures so far in this sandalwood smuggling scandal.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Save Mangroves - Marine National Park

A campaign by Marine National Park authority is well received by Jamnagar coastal areas, a "Save Cher" campaign launched this year brings fisherman’s, coastal locals and authorities in one shed to save the mangroves in India's largest marine national park.
Around 58 villages will be covered for this campaign, this campaign will feature activities like puppet show, booklet distribution, documentary and traditional shows like Bhavai, street play etc.

Good thing about this campaign is that the activities are executed by students and local eco development committee.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Uttarayan : Some Prohibition for Ecology and Environment

Jamnagar citizens should not fly Kites during early morning and late evening, says district Collector Sandeep Kumar.

A note from collector is made available to citizens says that this was required in order to reduce the accidents from kite flying to birds that are flying to and fro from their nests.

Chinese threads are also prohibited as this poses a major health risk for birds and humans, also the thread made from glass can chock the water distribution systems and disrupt electricity.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Narara Island - Aquatic Life Education Camp

Marine national park will be hosting an aquatic life education camp at Narar island near Jamnagar.

Narara island is one of the 42 island that constitutes marine national park near Jamnagar, the park was open for public in 1982 and is spawn across 163 Sq. Km.
This education camp will benefit students from std 8, Narara island is the only island connected to Jamnagar by road, hence tourist can easily reach to this place. During low tide one can walk on the coral reef and observe the coral reef life like coral conchs, crabs, octopus, sponges, prawns, starfish etc.
15 different types of land grass and many types of sea weed can also be seen.
At present a students and teachers can enjoy a night stay and education program in Narara, Teachers / Students can enrol to this program by filling form from marine national park office in Jamnagar.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

INS Veer , Navy Week : Okha

INS Veer - A Vidyut class missile boat and a killer of 1975 Indo-Pak war will be in Okha for few days to celebrate Indian Navy Week starting 1st Dec.

INS Dwarka has organised many event to promote Navy and bring awareness of civilians to navy capabilities.
India is celebrating 40th anniversary of victory against Pakistan in 1975 Indo-Pak War.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Global Bird Watchers Conference Ends

"Excellent" was the term used by many dignitaries and bird watcher enthusiast who gathered for the first time in Jamnagar for the Global bird watchers conference 2010.

Three day long Global Bird Watchers Conference ended on Friday with Narara hiking and Pirotan excursion, foreigners were excited to see diversified flora and fauna of the Gujarat state and especially of Jamnagar. Bird watchers from far west and Europe were thrilled to see that excellent marine biology exists just beside a well maintained aquatic bird reserve Khijadia.
Khijadia was main attraction of the conference, around 400 visitors spotted more then 180 species of birds in Khijadia, many writers and bloggers commented appreciation for this wonderful place.
Conference also displayed many research papers and documents from many bird experts.
CM Narendra Modi, Tourism Minister Jai Narayan Vyas and Jam Sahib Shri ShatruShalyaji promised to declare early winter period a Bird Watching season from next year onwards to boost eco tourism.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

International Bird Watcher Conference

Jamnagar is gearing for International Bird Watcher's Conference.

Starting 25th Nov. Jamnagar administration is organising many events for the conference,

Two new bird watching tower are now ready for the bird watchers, Khijadiya - a 600 Acre wetland near the salty plains serves around 250 species of migratory birds, this wetland has speciality of salt and fresh water reservoirs. Gujarat Tourism Department has organised this conference to attract visitors across the globe.

More then 700 visitors will be participating in the conference, around 100 visitors around the world and around 450 national bird watching enthusiast from across the India will be travelling Jamnagar.

Hotels in city and highway are booked by administration, exhibition schedules and information will be presented in three languages, 100 different sign boards in various languages are also prepared, translation facilities will also be made available.

Schedule of the events are as follows

25Th Nov:

Inauguration by Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi
Film Show
3 - 4: Group Discussion
4.30 - 7.30: Bird Watching
7.30: Group Discussion

26th Nov:

6.30 - 9.30: Group Discussion
10 - 12.30: Information exchange
1:30 - 2:30: Information on major bird species.
Bird Viewing

27th Nov:
Pirotan Excursion


All major roads of Jamnagar city are patched and cleaned in view of the conference (and CM's presence), Town hall is upgraded with estimate cost of 2.5L , looking at activities of the Gujarat Tourism Board, Khijadiya and Pirotan will be developed as a major places of travel within Gujarat.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Coral Rehabilitation Project - Marine National Park

Coral Rehabilitation Project - Marine National Park

Under a conservation project for eco-diversity, Gujarat State Forest dept will get some coral from Lakshadweep, and re-plantation them in Jamnagar Marine National Park

These Acropora Corals are on the brink of extinction, earlier it was found in abundance now are a rare sight in Pirotan / Narara.

Two more coral species, Corites and Feviya, will also be replanted. Jamnagar's Marine National park is of the few parks in world where travellers can see coral in shallow water also.

This Project funded by World bank will have lifecycle of 5 years.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Air Chief Marshal on Jamnagar Air base Visit

Air Chief Marshal P V Naik visited the Air Force base at Jamnagar..
Air chief was presented with station activities, Naik visited squadrons and units in Jamnagar Air Force base.

This visit is seen very important as India is mounting its weaponry against china border.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

CSMRI Found New Vegetation Near Vadinar

Jamnagar coastline is biggest coastline in India in terms of length and hence has the only Marine National Park in the country,

Bhavnagar based CSMRI recently found around 93 new species of florals near Vadinar, this area is in close proximity to Pirotan and Narara Island in Jamnagar.

Of these 93 species around 13 are found first time rest 80 species are found elsewhere in the world but not near Jamnagar. These species are variety in sea-weeds.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Swarnim Gujarat Celebrations

Jamnagar city celebrted Swarnim Gujarat in most colorful way.

Celebrations were held at parade ground aand near lake.

Students from J.K. Soni School, L.G. Haria School, Ninad Music School, Sajuba etc performed on various subjects.

Airforce, Navy and Army participated by band show.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jamnagar Received Second AWACS

Jamnagar receives the second Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft from Israel on last Friday. The third AWACS will arrives later this year, after the arrival of third AWACS, air patrol by AWACS can cover whole of the Nation.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Jamnagar ni jay

Naam bhale Jamnagar hoy,Pan Chota Kaashi pehchan 6,
Ek Bhujiyo Kotho ne bijo Lakhota amari jaan 6,
Army,Navy,Airforce amari shan 6,
Ekvar avine juo, Marvanu pan mann thay evu smashan 6,
Kanku Kajal, BANDHNI, Surmo, Mithai,Pan ne Brass nu jag aakhama naam 6,
Reliance,Essar,TATA ne GSFC ni jagat aakha ni jaan 6e,
Solarium nu India ma naam 6 ane Aryurved nu to DUNIYA ma naam 6,aavu
amaru Jamnagar 6,ho bhai.

Jay Ho Jamnagar ni.


Thanks to Haresh pandya

Saturday, October 31, 2009

IAF - Jaguar Back from Oman

After a successful fighter level flight exercise between IAF and Oman Air force ended successfully.

The six IAF Jaguars landed safely at Jamnagar after refueling from an IL-78 MKI mid-air refueller.

The exercises was witnessed by Chief of Staff of the Sultan of Oman’s Armed Forces and Indian diplomats. Oman also expressed wish to hold the exercise in India.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

INS Valsura : Coast Guard jawan died in boxing match

A boxing match turned into a death match at INS Valsura near Jamnagar, A Indian Coast Guard jawan succumbed to injury during a friendly boxing match.

A 24-year old unmarried coast guard jawan identified as P.Anand Pandi was posted at INS Valsura for Coast Guard training.

Pandi was hurt during a boxing competition, he was injured in his stomach. He was immediatly was taken to military hospital and later shifted to where he died after treatment.

INS Valsura Training Institute is located on Rozi Island.

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