Rediscover Gujarat. Rediscover the Gujarati in you !!


Channels : Free Home Pages | Chat | Discussion Board | Graffiti | Music | Reminder Services | Calendar | Horoscope | Dating | Weather | Matrimonial | Jobs

Info

City Guides | City News | Education | Festivals | Food | Greetings | Earthquake fact file | Home

April 28, 2001 - April 28, 2001

329 relief material banks active in Kutch Saturday, April 28, 2001

RAJKOT: New collector of Kutch H N Chibbar said 329 material banks were presently active in the quake-ravaged Kutch district to facilitate construction of 3.5 lakh temporary houses in the region.

Talking to TOINS, Chibbar said the distribution of cement, iron, stones and other material was being done through the bank which would also help in surveying damaged structures. He said affected people have been distributed cards so as to enable them to take advantage of the material bank.

Chibbar said 141 material banks were being managed by co-operative societies in the talukas, and 188 were run by fair price shop owners. So far, arrangements have been made for 95,31,944 cement bags, 9,35,737 metric tonnes of iron and 18,65,074 pieces of asbestos sheets. Some 14,19,860 cement blocks have also been kept ready for distribution. Godowns have been rented at places.

The collector said the work of distributing cards would be completed within a week. People could take the help of school teachers to fill up necessary details to obtain the card. Chibbar said if necessary more such material banks would be opened, adding that even mobile shops were serving people of affected areas.

About cash relief, Chibbar said there were some difficulties in opening bank accounts for payment of quake relief as Kutch district had 180 nationalised bank branches, and most of them were in urban areas.

According to the collector, 14,342 people had received compensation for damaged houses amounting to Rs 1,692.45 lakh.

Meanwhile, engineers of the National Council for Cement and Building Materials were surveying damaged buildings in quake-affected areas. The team of 200 engineers was led by consultant to the organisation Ratanlal.

Voice your opinion on this story Generate printer friendly page Send this page to your friend

329 relief material banks active in Kutch Saturday, April 28, 2001

RAJKOT: New collector of Kutch H N Chibbar said 329 material banks were presently active in the quake-ravaged Kutch district to facilitate construction of 3.5 lakh temporary houses in the region.

Talking to TOINS, Chibbar said the distribution of cement, iron, stones and other material was being done through the bank which would also help in surveying damaged structures. He said affected people have been distributed cards so as to enable them to take advantage of the material bank.

Chibbar said 141 material banks were being managed by co-operative societies in the talukas, and 188 were run by fair price shop owners. So far, arrangements have been made for 95,31,944 cement bags, 9,35,737 metric tonnes of iron and 18,65,074 pieces of asbestos sheets. Some 14,19,860 cement blocks have also been kept ready for distribution. Godowns have been rented at places.

The collector said the work of distributing cards would be completed within a week. People could take the help of school teachers to fill up necessary details to obtain the card. Chibbar said if necessary more such material banks would be opened, adding that even mobile shops were serving people of affected areas.

About cash relief, Chibbar said there were some difficulties in opening bank accounts for payment of quake relief as Kutch district had 180 nationalised bank branches, and most of them were in urban areas.

According to the collector, 14,342 people had received compensation for damaged houses amounting to Rs 1,692.45 lakh.

Meanwhile, engineers of the National Council for Cement and Building Materials were surveying damaged buildings in quake-affected areas. The team of 200 engineers was led by consultant to the organisation Ratanlal.

Voice your opinion on this story Generate printer friendly page Send this page to your friend

329 relief material banks active in Kutch Saturday, April 28, 2001

RAJKOT: New collector of Kutch H N Chibbar said 329 material banks were presently active in the quake-ravaged Kutch district to facilitate construction of 3.5 lakh temporary houses in the region.

Talking to TOINS, Chibbar said the distribution of cement, iron, stones and other material was being done through the bank which would also help in surveying damaged structures. He said affected people have been distributed cards so as to enable them to take advantage of the material bank.

Chibbar said 141 material banks were being managed by co-operative societies in the talukas, and 188 were run by fair price shop owners. So far, arrangements have been made for 95,31,944 cement bags, 9,35,737 metric tonnes of iron and 18,65,074 pieces of asbestos sheets. Some 14,19,860 cement blocks have also been kept ready for distribution. Godowns have been rented at places.

The collector said the work of distributing cards would be completed within a week. People could take the help of school teachers to fill up necessary details to obtain the card. Chibbar said if necessary more such material banks would be opened, adding that even mobile shops were serving people of affected areas.

About cash relief, Chibbar said there were some difficulties in opening bank accounts for payment of quake relief as Kutch district had 180 nationalised bank branches, and most of them were in urban areas.

According to the collector, 14,342 people had received compensation for damaged houses amounting to Rs 1,692.45 lakh.

Meanwhile, engineers of the National Council for Cement and Building Materials were surveying damaged buildings in quake-affected areas. The team of 200 engineers was led by consultant to the organisation Ratanlal.

Voice your opinion on this story Generate printer friendly page Send this page to your friend

160 Pak fishermen released Saturday, April 28, 2001

RAJKOT: The Central and state government ordered the release of 160 Pakistani fishermen from Indian jails, who were earlier caught illegally fishing in Indian waters. They left Okha port on Thursday.

Earlier, state fisheries minister Babu Bokhiriya had told Indian fishermen that not a single Pakistani fisherman would be released unless Indian fishermen languishing in Pak jail were released. The Indian authorities have also returned 12 boats.

The Pakistani fishermen - 50 of whom were in jail in Goa, 84 in Jamnagar, 20 at Porbandar and six in Kutch - were released and brought to Okha, from where they were asked to leave for Pakistan. Coast Guard vessel Veera accompanied the fishermen to the international waters. The fishermen were asked to leave in 12 boats, eight of which were lying at Okha port and four at Porbandar.

The Pakistani fishermen were brought from their respective jails and given shelter at Okha gram panchayat schools. District police officials took their photographs before releasing the fishermen.

Pakistani Fishermen Association president Saifi Jamod had visited here to oversee the repair of boats and the release of the fishermen.

However, the Porbandar Kharva Samaj leader Premjibhai Khokri said on Friday that the release of Pakistani fishermen, without securing any assurance on the release of Indian fishermen, was unjustified. It was a big setback to the morale of the families of Indian fishermen who were anxiously a waiting the release of their kin from Pakistani jails. There are about 160 Indian fishermen presently in Pakistani jails.

Some of the Indian boats which were in custody of the Pakistani authorities include Nayanraj, Ramiraj, Maplisagar, Parasmani, Rojikrupa, Madhvi, Devdeep and Rajkumar. Indian fishermen were arrested two years ago from Saurashtra, Kutch and Diu areas.

Fisheries minister Bokhiriya had said Indian and Pakistani fishermen would be released simultaneously so that there was no contentious issue cropping up later. Pakistani fishermen were to be handed over to their authorities only when Indian fishermen were received.

Voice your opinion on this story Generate printer friendly page Send this page to your friend

BHAVNAGAR:::: BWCB in trouble Saturday, April 28, 2001

BHAVNAGAR: The financial condition of Bhavnagar Welfare Co-operative Bank (BWCB) has become critical, causing yet another blow to the co-operative banking in Gujarat. As a result, all scheduled and nationalised banks including the State Bank of Saurashtra on Wednesday suspended clearance of cheques, issued by BWCB, for a fortnight.

The decision was taken at a meeting attended by officers representing all the banks in Bhavnagar.

Sources told the TOINS that the working of BWCB was adversely affected because of lopsided advances given by it to its owners and their relatives and as a result, the bank did not have enough money to clear its own cheques.

Voice your opinion on this story Generate printer friendly page Send this page to your friend

Gujarat | Pharmacy SEO | Copyright 2000-2006
 A eZee Web Solutions Presentation !

E-mail - webmaster@cybervapi.com
GSM - 9825130401