AHMEDABAD: After many representations, the state water supply ministry has sanctioned a Rs 124 crore project for pipeline irrigation facilities in the Kakoshi division of Siddhpur taluka.

The pipeline will be 30 km long. Farmers in this division have been requesting the state government for a canal network as the region has been witnessing a severe shortage of ground water. The only other source of water for agriculture is monsoons.

The April 28, 2012, issue of The Economist has a story on India’s solar power and mentions Charanka village in Patan district, Gujarat.

Gujarat has received the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration for 2010-11 for a watershed management programme in Patan district, the ancient capital of the western state.

Larsen & Toubro has commissioned a six-MW solar project for Sun Group in Gujarat.

The Gujarat Government is planning to introduce a ‘roof-top solar power policy’ so that people can generate their own power and also earn money by selling the surplus to the power grid.

A 600 MW solar power park, touted as Asia's first and largest, was on Thursday dedicated to the nation by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the state's Patan district, in a boost to India's efforts towards low carbon growth.

The solar power park with a power generation capacity of 600 MW, covering approximately 3,000 acres of wasteland bordering the Rann of Kutch, will generate two-thirds of India's total 900 MW of solar power production.

Gujarat, which is bathed in the sun’s rays for most part of the year, is considering coming up with a “rooftop” solar power plant policy to enable the people to produce their own electricity and ea

Gandhinagar: With summer setting in, the Narendra Modi government does not want to take any chances with rural folk in an election year. In a massive drive to make full use of Narmada waters across Gujarat for drinking purposes, complete plans have been worked out to ensure that not only do they reach in all parts of Gujarat, but also to as many as individual households as possible. Funds have been made available, and administrative sanction obtained, to begin tens of big and small projects.

Solar power projects with a total capacity of 600 Mw will soon be commisioned at a ceremony at Gujarat Solar Park at Charanka village in Radhanpur, officials of Gujarat Power Corporation said here on Sunday.

The projects at Solar Park currently has an aggregate capacity of 214 Mw.Twenty one new projects generating 210 Mw of solar power would be commissioned at the Solar park on April 19 by Chief Minister Narendra Modi, while other projects have been developed at Anand, Banaskantha, Jamnangar, Junagadh, Kutch, Porbandar, Rajkot, Surat, and Surendranagar, they said.

Rainfall variability and associated remote sensing indices for vegetation are central to the development of early warning systems for epidemic malaria in arid regions. The considerable change in land-use practices resulting from increasing irrigation in recent decades raises important questions on concomitant change in malaria dynamics and its coupling to climate forcing.