Articles tagged under: Summer 2018

Even as Monsoon wait continues, Gujarat is 94% rain deficient this June so far

June 22, 2018
Even as Monsoon wait continues, Gujarat is 94% rain deficient this June so far

Ahmedabad: Even as wait for South West Monsoon in Gujarat was on, the western state has seen 94% less rain than normal this June so far. As per the official data issued by the IMD center here today the state has seen only an average of 3.5 mm of rain from June 1 to 22 so far while the normal figure for the period was 55.5 mm. Hence, a deficit of 94% rain this month so far has been recorded. 13 of the 33 districts have not seen any rainfall so far this month while 7 hav...Read More

Monsoon likely to set foot in Gujarat next week

June 21, 2018
Monsoon likely to set foot in Gujarat next week

Ahmedabad: The south west monsoon which after its early entry in India from Kerala last month has weakened and slowed down in its further movement towards Gujarat is likely to set foot in this western state in the next week. Earlier it was predicted that the monsoon would make an early entry in Gujarat too where the normal date of doing so was June 15 but despite good advance due to the sudden change in atmospheric conditions it got weakened and delayed. The met bulle...Read More

Level at Narmada dam goes up

June 18, 2018
Level at Narmada dam goes up

Bharuch: Each year 28 million acre ft water arrives in Narmada, of which 9 million acre ft is allotted to Gujarat. However due to poor monsoon in Narmada catchment areas, only 4.71 maf water had arrived from neighboring Madhya Pradesh last season. Thanks to power generation at upstream Indirasagar dam in Madhya Pradesh, the level of water at Narmada dam was up at 106.20 meter on Sunday compared to 105 meter earlier. The level went up due to 3331 cu sec inflow in addition to 3164.62 million cubic...Read More

2800 km long pipeline in Gujarat supplies 300 crore litre water daily

June 14, 2018
2800 km long pipeline in Gujarat supplies 300 crore litre water daily

New Delhi: Gujarat has 2,800 km long pipeline which supplies 300 crore litre water everyday. 1200 villages of Gujarat are connected to water grid covering 200 of total 350 urban areas. WASMO has completed 16,846 schemes of water supply to doorstep covering 17 lakh people. Today 77.5% population get tap water at doorstep. The state has set target to reuse treated water completely by 2030. These details were shared today in Delhi by State water resources minister Parbat Patel in a meeting chai...Read More

Despite cloudy weather and pre-monsoon showers at some places wait for arrival of Monsoon in Gujarat continues

June 10, 2018
Despite cloudy weather and pre-monsoon showers at some places wait for arrival of Monsoon in Gujarat continues

Ahmedabad: The wait for arrival of South West Monsoon in Gujarat continued today as well even as parts of South Gujarat and Saurashtra region saw some pre-monsoon showers and several places including Ahmedabad witnessed cloudy to partly cloudy weather. The changed atmospheric situation might delay the proper advent of Monsoon in the state. Several places also continued to reel under humid hotness. With the weakening of the system pushing monsoon forward, th...Read More

Spells of scattered light rain/thundershowers at isolated places in South Gujarat, Saurashtra-Kutch likely in 4 days starting tomorrow

May 30, 2018
Spells of scattered light rain/thundershowers at isolated places in South Gujarat, Saurashtra-Kutch likely in 4 days starting tomorrow

Ahmedabad: Scattered spells of light rain/thundershowers at isolated places in the districts of south Gujarat region, Saurashtra-Kutch and in the adjoining union territories of Diu, Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli for four days beginning tomorrow has been predicted by met department. Meanwhile, rain lashed Panshina village and around in Limbadi taluka of Surendranagar district giving some respite from the hot weather in the district which despite drop in temperatures was stil...Read More

NGT notices to Centre, Gujarat govt, NCA on plea seeking release of water in downstream of river Narmada

May 30, 2018
NGT notices to Centre, Gujarat govt, NCA  on plea seeking release of water in downstream of river Narmada

Gandhinagar: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has issued notices to Union and Gujarat governments, Narmada Control Authority and others on a plea which claimed that owing to scanty release of water towards downstream from Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river in Central Gujarat the drying river bed was causing damage to the environment and other problems. The Delhi based main bench of the tribunal has sought the reply of notices by July 30. Hearing the plea by Narmada Pradusha...Read More

Moist air brings down temperatures marginally, Ahmedabad hottest at 44.1°C

May 28, 2018
Moist air brings down temperatures marginally, Ahmedabad hottest at 44.1°C

Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad today remained the hottest place across Gujarat with the maximum temperature of 44.1 °C even as mercury showed some downward trend and heat-wave vanished due to rising moisture in the air under the influence of westerly and north-westerly winds. Ahmedabad where the temperature despite marginal drop in comparison to that of yesterday was 2.4 °C above normal felt humid hotness mostly indoors. Gandhinagar and Amreli with similar maximum of 44 °C wer...Read More

Gujarat government announces Policy for Reuse of Treated Waste Water

May 28, 2018
Gujarat government announces Policy for Reuse of Treated Waste Water

Gandhinagar: The Government of Gujarat today announced policy for reuse of treated waste water. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched the policy in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and others. The objectives of new policy is to reach minimum 80% coverage and collection of sewage in all municipal towns, to reach a level of 100% treatment of collected sewage as per the prescribed standards, to reuse at least 25% of total fresh water consumption from TWW within the time limit set un...Read More

Cloudy weather/light rain in southern Gujarat from May 30:IMD

May 28, 2018
Cloudy weather/light rain in southern Gujarat from May 30:IMD

Ahmedabad: Moisture incursion in the air in Gujarat owing to westerly winds will bring temperatures down from tomorrow and from May 30 there might be light rain in extreme south region of the state, in-charge director of met center here Manorama Mohanty said today. The high temperatures are continuing today but owing to rise in moisture in the air due to westerly winds these would come down from tomorrow. 'Some clouds might also be formed around extreme south region like t...Read More

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