On the basis of past 115 years (1901-2015) rainfall data of five districts of south Gujarat, the MannKendall trend, Sen’s slope and regression slope showed that annual and monsoon rainfall at Valsad, Dang and Surat shows the increasing trend while, that of Navsari and Bharuch districts are declining. The monsoon season (summer monsoon) rainfall variability of Valsad, Dang, Surat, Navsari and Bharuch districts was recorded is 30.1%, 30.9%, 35.9%. 33.3% and 38.6%.

Heavy overnight rains lashed south and east central Gujarat causing flood like situation in localities alongside rivers flowing through Valsad, Navsari and Surat districts and killing at least five

AHMEDABAD: The Socio-Economic Review of Gujarat has revealed that 1.47 lakh of the 43 lakh children at anganwadis in the state were found to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

GANDHINAGAR: For farmers in Gujarat looking to rake in the moolah, polyhouse farming is in these days. Not only is it modern, it provides good returns too.

Ahmedabad: The state forest department may be celebrating the Forest Survey of India (FSI) report

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Surat: In a strange incident, a mahout got electrocuted while sitting on his elephant at Vankal village in Chikhli taluka of Navsari district. His body got stuck to the elephant, who was alive.

With the second round of showers starting in almost all the districts of south Gujarat, the hope of crop revival has been rekindled. Farmer community across Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch and Narmada districts of the region are happy that their crops of paddy and sugarcane will get a new lease of life.