Junagadh District

El Nino might affect 2014 monsoon

The weather phenomenon that disturbs cloud formation could bring down India's economic growth from the current 6% to 5.2% in the next financial year, says a study by the credit Rating Information Services of India Limited

Centre accepts Kerala's demands on Western Ghats

News this week: Toilets in only 30% urban slums, pipeline being laid close to Golconda fort and 99 illegal dyeing units unearthed in Tirupur

Welfare schemes not of much use to urban slums

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Kejriwal frees water in Delhi

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November 15, 2013 12:00AM

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A video documenting the narratives of farmers living in Junagadh,Saurashtra district of Gujarat, who suffered immensely due to excessive use of Meghal River.

 

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The study attempts to create a salinity ingress profile by means of geo-chemical analysis for the Junagadh coastal area for the pre-monsoon period of 2006

carewaterSalinity in coastal groundwater is a widespread problem and may be caused by individual or combined effects of inherent salinity, tidal effect, irrigation by saltwater and by seawater intrusion due to extensive pumping.

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This article documents the work of a peasant, Mr. Bhanjibhai Mathukiya, who constructed check dams to enable the well in Jungadh district brim with water.

THE WELLS of Kalawad village in Junagadh district, Gujarat brim with water. The reason — construction of check dams by a peasant, Mr. Bhanjibhai Mathukiya.Till a few years ago, the drought-prone village forced many of its farmers to abandon agriculture.“Today, most of the wells brim with water and farmers are able to grow their crops without any fear of water shortage, thanks to the three check dams constructed by Mr. Bhanjibhai,” says Mr. Mahesh Patel, Chief Innovation Manager, Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network, (GIAN).

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Is It feasible to drain waste water of RO plant having 5000 ppm TDS to bore having depth of 100 ft where already TDS is higher

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This presentation describes the work of Ambuja Cements Limited, in managing salinity in groundwater, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, in coastal Junagadh region of Gujarat.

Water harvesting and conservation work was taken up through building check dams, rooftop rainwater harvesting, building percolation and drinking water wells, deepening of ponds, micro-irrigation, cropping pattern interventions and more. As a result of the work, the groundwater level improved by over 30 feet, the river flows improved by 6 months, agricultural productivity and farmer incomes improved significantly and drinking water quality improved.

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