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August 21, 2001 - August 21, 2001

JUNAGADH :: Entries for ITF Tuesday, August 21, 2001

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JUNAGADH: Entrepreneurs wishing to take part in the International Trade Fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from November 14 to 27 have been advised to contact N D Pancholi, deputy industrial commissioner and general manager district industrial centre for guidance in the same.

Exhibition at Somnath: The information department organised a mobile exhibition Folk Art Vision 2010 and Sardar Patel's life at Somnath for two days to create awareness among rural segments abut the developments in the state. Over 10,000 people visited it.

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Rains brighten prospects of Kharif crop Tuesday, August 21, 2001

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GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat appears heading for a bumper Kharif crop after two successive years of drought.

State agriculture minister Becharbhai Bhadani said that the badly-hit agriculture economy of Gujarat was all set for a healthy growth and is expected to record a bumper groundnut production following a good monsoon this year.

The Kharif 2001 has covered groundnut in 18.93 lakh hectares as against 17.69 lakh and 17.12 lakh hectares in 1999 and 2000 respectively. During the scarcity years of 1999-2000 and 2000-2001, the groundnut production had come down to 6.17 lakh and 6.3 lakh metric tonnes as against 23.68 lakh metric tonnes recorded during the Kharif 1998-99.

The Kharif 2001 is expected to achieve the target of 23 lakh metric tonnes of groundnut production, he said.

One of the major cash crop cotton, which has been cultivated in about 16 lakh hectares, is expected to touch 17.81 lakh bales during the Kharif 2001 as against 11.61 lakh bales as was in Kharif 2000 season.

Paddy which was cultivated in 5.70 lakh hectares during Kharif 2001 was expected to produce 11.88 lakh mt rice as against 9.85 lakh and 4.73 lakh mt in the Kharif 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 respectively.

Similarly, production of bajra is expected to jump 1.32 lakh mt figure during the Kharif 2001 as against 4.77 lakh and 5.51 lakh mt registered during the Kharif 1999 and 2000 respectively.

The production of maize is likely to be around 7.39 lakh mt during the Kharif 2001-2002 as against 5.04 lakh and 2.89 lakh mt recorded during Kharif 1999 and 2000 respectively.

Changing the pattern of crop, Gujarat farmers have cultivated sesamum (til) in 4.36 lakh hectares as against 3 lakh and 3.57 lakh hectares in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 respectively.

The production of sesamum which was 0.87 lakh mt in 1999- 2000 had gone upto 0.98 lakh mt in 2000-2001. During the Kharif 2001-2002, the production of sesamum is expected to be 1.90 lakh mt.

In sharp contrast to this, farmers have cultivated castor in 2.33 lakh hectares as against 3.46 lakh and 4.59 lakh hectares in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 respectively.

The production of castor in Kharif 2001 is expected to be around 8.01 lakh mt as against 6.22 mt and 6.39 mt recorded in 1999 and 2000 respectively.

The Krushi Bhavan sources say that the total area covered under Kharif 2001-02
cereal crops is 22.74 lakh hectares as against 19.8 lakh and 19.69 lakh hectares in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 respectively.

The cereal production during Kharif 2001-2002 is expected to be around 31.65 lakh mt surpassing previous three years production. The state had recorded 27.5 lakh mt Kharif production of cereal in 1998-99, 21.93 lakh mt in 1999-2000 and 14.09 lakh mt in 2000-2001.

The state is expected to produce 5.83 lakh mt pulses cultivated in 7.92 lakh hectares during Kharif 2001-2002. In the year 2000-2001, the total production of pulses was 1.8 lakh mt only.

During the current Kharif season, the production of pigeo pea is expected to be 3.75 lakh mt, green gram 0.91 lakh mt, black gram 0.94 lakh mt and other pulses 0.23 lakh mt, an official source said.

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JAMANAGAR :: Polish gesture to Jamnagar Tuesday, August 21, 2001

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JAMNAGAR: Keritaas Polaska, an organisation of Poland, has extended monetary help to eradicate drinking water crisis of Jamnagar city.

The municipal corporation has planned ESR overhead tank and Keritaas Polaska has pledged a donation of Rs. 2.40 crore for it. Jam Saheb Shatrashalyasinji has impressed upon the organisation of the need to come to the rescue as some Poles were given shelter by former ruling family Jam Shri Digvijaysinhji during the Second World War in which over 250 children were rendered orphans and given shelter at Jamnagar.

Those orphans are now accomplished men and have not forgotten their past and they wished to reciprocate the gesture by helping Jamnagar to minimise the drinking water problem.

Jamnagar mayor and commissioner and chairman of the standing committee with Jam Saheb has made successive approach with Poland embassy at New Kedhi and sanctioned the amount granted by the Poland organisation.

According to deputy mayor Dinesh Patil the overhead tank will be built at an estimated cost of Rs. 2.40 crore. It will be of 20 m height and can store 17 lakh litre water and foundation was to be laid by the wife of Poland ambassador on Sunday.

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JAMNAGAR :: Groundnut prospects bright Tuesday, August 21, 2001

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JAMNAGAR: Monsoon has favoured farmers, particularly groundnut growers. The timely rain in the district will help irrigate 5.35 lakh hectares out of 6.50 lakh hectares of groundnut crops.

Favourable and timebound rains in three spells, has brightened the crop prospects.

According to president of Saurashtra Oil Mills Association (SOMA) Ukabhai Patil, the yield in Jamnagar district is expected at 6.86 lakh tonnes. Groundnut has covered 2.89 lakh hectares in Rajkot, 3.89 lakh hectares in Jamnagar, 3.96 lakh hectares in Junagadh, 2.91 lakh hectares in Amreli, 1.60 lakh hectares in Bhavnagar, 40,700 hectares in Porbandar, 22,600 hectares in Surendranagar, 48,200 hectares in Kutch and 65,000 hectare in other districts.

The land under groundnut crop is 17 lakh hectares in the state and the yield of groundnut is approx. 27.31 lakh tonnes at an average of 1600 kg per acre.

He felt that looking to such bright prospects of bumper harvest state government should decide new policy for groundnut and its oil and it should buy groundnut at Rs. 1300 per quintal as fixed by the Centre. The government should arrange for purchase centres and restrict the import of edible oil so that farmers get Rs. 300 per 20 kg of groundnut and plan well to make special provision of Rs. 1000 crore for production of groundnut oil.

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University toys with disaster mgmt course Tuesday, August 21, 2001

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AHMEDABAD: Introduction of a disaster management course and immediate repairs of the quake-damaged educational buildings were deliberated upon in a meeting of the Joint Board of vice-chancellors held at Gandhinagar on Sunday.

The meeting was attended by vice-chancellors of different universities, minister of state for higher and technical education Bharat Barot and university chancellor Governor Sundar Singh Bhandari.

UGC has granted an amount of Rs 50.6 crore to the state for repairs of the buildings of the universities and educational institutes which were damaged in the January 26 earthquake. The meeting discussed to complete the repair works at the earliest.

The meeting also discussed to arrange state-level talent search tests for university teachers, and refresher and orientation courses for principals and teachers as per the norms laid down by the University Grants Commission.

In addition to the disaster management course, the bigwigs also discussed introduction of bio-technology course and providing medals, certificates and other motivations to prompt college and university students to participate in the National Cadet Corpse.

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