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World’s Most Maddening Obsession Of Gujarat – Dams

Posted by egovindia on August 6, 2006

World’s Most Maddening Obsession Of Gujarat – Dams

 

Friends,

It will shock readers all over the world that while Gujarat is obsessively after big dams and canals, it’s food production is not at par with 1980 level even though its population has more than doubled since. For members who don’t get the attachment with highlights following links shall get you there.

 

http://gujaratindia.com/Useful-Info/Socio%20Economic%20Review/SER-03-04/serp2-3.pdf

 

On page 15 of the document and 5 of the file the area brought under SSP project is 0.25 lakh hectare (1.4%) but project area for SSP is 17.82 lakh hectares.???

 

Food production as per Socio Economic Review has declined from even 1980 level. Thousands of crores are being spent every year all going in to drain.

 

Gujarat is reported to have 94.4 lakh hectares of net sown area exactly twice of Punjab but food-grains production is 3.6 MT compared to over 25 MT for Punjab. ???

 

Page 3/14 chart of the food production in Gujarat. 

Crop Wise Food Production In 1980 / 2003-04 Are:-

 

Total Cereal—4438 / 3234 thousand tons. ???

Foodgrains—-4958 / 3621 thousand tons.  ???

Oilseeds——-2005 / 1685 thousand tons.  ???

Cotton———-1738 / 1685 bales of 170 kgs.  ???

 

Milk production in Gujarat is 6 MT compared 9 MT in Punjab but good percentage of milk in Gujarat is exported or processed.

 

Another madness is about rainwater harvesting and check dams.

 

http://www.lk.iwmi.org/iwmi-tata_html/PM2002/pdf/016%20-%20Nagar.pdf

 

In the above document page 14/24 you will discover that each direct recharge well structure stores 300 cubic meter of water is correct but is stated to irrigate 8 acres of land when actually water is not even sufficient for washing and bathing needs of family in Delhi.

 

Similarly Check Dams are expected to store 5000 cubic meter of water but is sufficient to irrigate only 1 acre of non-rice crop. Each check dam is said to have command area of 1.5 sq.km, which is 150 hectares or 375 acres.

 

Therefore check dams shall not irrigate even 0.3% of the command (one acre out 375)

 

On page 15 of the document 8/14 of file you will see that Gujarat is already using 35 lakh hectares irrigation potential which is more than Punjab but food production is dismal. Gujarat plans to increase potential to 65 lakh hectare through imports of Narmada waters.

 

Thus Agriculture Wise Gujarat Is World’s Most Unproductive State.

 

Narinder Modi frequently visit Israel, it can’t make barren land productive.

 

Ravinder Singh

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Heavy Rains Floods in Gujarat, little in Punjab – NASA Pictures

Posted by egovindia on August 5, 2006

Heavy Rains Floods in Gujarat, little in Punjab – NASA Pictures

 

Friends,

Gujarat is getting heavy rains and consequent floods.

 

Yesterday it centered around Bharuch and heavy rains cover entire Gujarat presently at 9AM June30, 2006. No rain in Punjab.

 

Just to check the performance NASA satellite, just log in following sites for quick latest pictures. 

 

http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/trmm_rain/asia/asia_3hrly_zoom.gif

 

http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Home Page

 

http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications_dir/instant_2.html

 

This three hourly, 24 hourly and 168 hourly rainfall accumulation maps help in predicting floods.

 

From anywhere in the world with net connection you can view the rain condition in any place you may.

 

Ravinder Singh

 

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Massive “Man Made” Floods High Rains in Gujarat

Posted by egovindia on August 4, 2006

 

Honorable President of India

Shri APJ Abdul Kalam,

Massive “Man Made” Floods High Rains in Gujarat;

Heavy Rains in East Rajasthan/West M.P.

Little In Punjab/ Ganga Basin

Respected Sir,

It will shock you to learn that Gujarat is hit by “Massive Floods” again this year. There is Massive-Massive rainfall in Rajasthan like in previous years also. 34 stations in East Rajasthan recorded 10 centimeter plus rainfall.

Warning; Water build up on upper side of Canal could breach it and sudden on rush of water could wipe out any town or village in its path. Gujarat may keep watch along Canal.

But GOI and politicians who promoted Eccentric Ideas of bringing Ganga Waters to Gujarat, Captured Most of the river basin water and River Links are sheepishly silent on this yearly tragedy for Gujarat.

 Punjab the bread basket too little.

Gujarat gets Cyclones, own heavy rains, very heavy rains in neighboring catchments states, build tens of thousands of Rain Harvesting Structures but still it “Captured Most Of The Inter State Waters.”

Such rains over 7-10 days potentially damage most of the standing crops.

Consequently food production is very-very low in comparison to its water resources.

By November- December, Narinder Modi shall declare Drought in most of Gujarat.

Sheep can’t change color so many times and so frequently. Only recently Gujarat put all its might behind Narmada project in Supreme Court to deprive MP of its water resources in a clandestine manner.

Gujarat is “Not Complaining of Man Made Floods” in Gujarat. The Narmada Canal blocks natural river and streams thus intensifying floods.

No news of Massive Loss To property as also Narmada Canal structures is coming out to avoid public anger.

It is unimaginable to see pictures of school children trapped in a school and waste deep water gushing past as if located in the middle of a river.

There is very little GOI can do in Gujarat at this moment but more water can be released in Punjab to save crops and to reduce burden on tube-wells.

Ravinder Singh

(August02, 2006)

http://trmm.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications_dir/instant_2.html

http://www.imd.ernet.in/section/nhac/dynamic/monsoonact.htm

http://www.imd.ernet.in/section/nhac/dynamic/RAINTBL.HTM

EAST RAJASTHAN

Arnod

29

Bakani

25

Mount Abu

23

Pachpahad

21

Aspur

20

Aklera

19

Manohar Thana

19

Dariabad

17

Pindwara

17

Asnawar

15

Mavli

15

Sallumber

15

Udaipur (City)

14

Ghatol

14

Udaipur (Dabok)

13

Bari Sadri

13

Dungla

13

Girwa

13

Kotda

13

Pratapgarh

13

Chhipabroad

12

Chittorgarh

12

Nimbahera

12

Jhalawar

11

Chhabra

11

Jhalod

11

Loharia

11

Nithuwa

11

Pirawa

11

Sirohi

11

Sabla

11

Danpur

10

Banswara

9

Bhadesar

9

Dungarpur

9

Dhambola

9

Gangdhar

9

Ganeshpur

9

Sarada

9

Veja

9

Galiakot

8

Kherwara

8

Railmogra

8

Arthuna

7

Bagidora

6

Ramganj Mandi

6

Sallopat

6

Bhopalsagar

5

Rawatbhata

5

Kushalgarh

5

Kota

2

Bundi

1

WEST MADHYA PRADESH

Garoth

20

Bhanpura

16

Chachora

16

Neemach

16

Bhopal

15

Mandsaur

15

Kurwai

14

Jawad

13

Shajapur

13

Subarresa

12

Tonkhurd

11

Sehore

10

Agar

9

Jhabua

9

Sailana

9

Thandola

9

Depalpura

8

Mugaoli

8

Narsinghgarh

8

Petlabad

8

Sironj

8

Tarana

8

Vidisha

8

Ganjbasoda

7

Khachrod

7

Ratlam

7

Ujjain

7

Astha

6

Dhar

6

Khilchipur

6

Ashoknagar

5

Badnagar

5

Biora

5

Dewas

5

Guna

5

Jaora

5

Sarangpur

5

Susner

5

Budhni

4

Indore

4

Jospet

4

Manawar

4

Nalchha

4

Rajgarh

4

Alirajpur

3

Bareli

3

Begamganj

3

Gandhwani

3

Harda

3

Hoshangabad

3

Kannod

3

Narsullaganj

3

Panchmarhi

3

Badwani

2

Chanderi

2

Khargone

2

Kolaras

2

Kukshi

2

Sendhwa

2

Shivpuri

2

Udaipura

2

Karela

1

Khandwa

1

Khirkiya

1

Mhow

1

Multai

1

Pichhore

1

GUJARAT REGION

Khedbrahma

13

Halol

11

Vijaynagar

10

Baroda

10

Danta

9

Savli

9

Dashoi

8

Satlasana

7

Dantiwada

7

Deesa

7

Bayad

7

Idar

7

Sagbara

7

Jambughoda

6

Modasa

6

Sinor

6

Tilakwada

6

Vagra

6

Sanad

5

Dhanpur

5

Dohad

5

Jhalod

5

Kheralu

5

Unjha

5

Vadnagar

5

Visnagar

5

Umareth

5

Godhara

5

Kalol(Panchmahal)

5

Palanpur

5

Wanakbori

5

Sidhpur

5

Bhilloda

5

Dhansura

5

Himatnagar

5

Meghraj

5

Bodeli

5

Padra

5

Dediapada

5

Mehsana

4

Fatepura

4

Vijapur

4

Kadana

4

Khanpur

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