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Chief Minister offers ‘shramdan’ to dig Vallabh talav, lays stone for check dam in Bhavnagar

“Gujarat takes up Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan-2018 as an exemplary people’s campaign for India,” says Vijay Rupani  

Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani today offered ‘shramdan’ to deepen the Vallabh talav costing Rs.48-lakh at Gadiadhar and performed ground breaking ceremony of a check dam costing Rs. 84.78-lakh at Nani Vavdi in Bhavnagar district with people’s participation as part of the month-long Sujalam Sufalam Jal Sanchay Abhiyan-2018.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that Gujarat has taken up this unique water conservation as an exemplary people’s campaign for India to emulate. This will make water scarcity a history in Gujarat. While the people of Saurashtra region crave for a drop of water, he said, the state government has prepared a time-bound plan to recycle waste water from municipal areas and set up desalination plants on the Saurashtra coast.

Mr. Rupani said that law-and-order situation and efficient water management have contributed to Gujarat’s development. He thanked the people of Bhavanagar for their generous donation towards the campaign.

In Bhavnagar district, de-silting 538 talavs, check dams and reservoirs worth Rs.8.04-crore have been taken up with people’s participation, 126 have been completed. Gadiadhar taluka, 19 works worth Rs.12.14-lakh have been taken up, while 13 are in progress. These include deepening Tolpani talav spread over 100 bigha at a cost of Rs.42-lakh.

Others who spoke on the occasion included BJP State President Jitubhai Vaghani, Saurashtra Jaldhara Trust President Mathurbhai Savani and Bhavnagar District Collector Harshadbhai Patel.

Prominent among those present on the occasion included Union Minister Mansukhbhai Mandviya, MP Bhartiben Shiyal, Rajeshbhai Chudasma, Gujarat’s Minister of State for Education Vibhavariben Dave, MLAs Keshubhai Nakrani, R.C. Makwana and Bhikhabhai Baraiya, Bhavnagar mayor Nimuben Babhania and Saurashtra Jal Sanchay Abhiyan Chairman Gordhanbhai Zadafiya.

Source: Information Department, Gujarat