Spells of heavy rains continue in parts of Gujarat; might play spoilsport during Navratri
Spells of heavy rains continued in parts of Gujarat through the week and this climate shift is expected to continue for four more days. It may play spoilsport in the initial phase of Navratri commencing from September 29.
In the last 24 hours ending 6 am on Friday, 165 talukas in 31 districts had seen rains with a maximum of 117 mm in Ahwa area of The Dang district in South Gujarat. The state has so far received nearly 128% of average annual rainfall, breaking a 60-year-old record.
Gujarat to set up 82 new automatic weather stations, 76 water level recorders
Gujarat will have 82 new automatic weather stations and 76 water level recorders. For this, the Government will purchase real-time information system worth Rs. 26.25 crore for effective water resource management.
The Government of India has approved 100% grant of Rs. 101 crore for an 8-year period under National Hydrology Project for surface and ground water in Gujarat. The State Government would work on water resource information system, public awareness, hydrology modelling, research activity, studies, training and capacity building.
Amit Shah on Gujarat visit on September 30
Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah will visit Gujarat on September 30.
He will attend the 27th anniversary function of Rapid Action Force (RAF) at 100 Battalion campus of RAF in Vastral area of Ahmedadabad. The RAF, known for its blue uniform, is part of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). It was raised in year 1992 to tackle riots.
Western Railways not to serve non-veg on Gandhi Jayanti
The Western Railways will not serve any non-vegetarian food, including eggs, on its premises, including 510 railway stations and 939 trains, on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
A WR official said that the railway desired that October 2, 2019, should be celebrated as a totally vegetarian day. All station masters have been directed to follow up on this.
Gujarat and New Jersey ink Sister – State agreement
New Jersey, USA, and Gujarat have inked sister-state agreement in Gandhinagar in presence of Philip. D. Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, and Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister of Gujarat.
The areas of cooperation between two States include economy, clean energy, education, tourism, cultural exchange, healthcare, trade, pharmacy, I.T., real estate, collaboration between universities, faculty and students exchange, logistic, transportation, port-led development and investment.
Both the leaders stressed on setting up some channel of communication for continuous follow-up with result-oriented approach. Rupani suggested faculty exchange and students exchange between universities of both States.
Assembly by-polls in Gujarat
Polling will take place in four assembly constituencies of Gujarat in October. Of these, Amraiwadi in Ahmedabad is an urban seat. The other three seats are rural, viz., Kheralu and Tharad in North Gujarat and Lunawada in Central Gujarat.
Plenty of rainfall this year may contribute to a positive mood for the ruling party.