Alleging "criminal negligence" in implementing several schemes, Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Shankarsinh Vaghela came down heavily upon the BJP-led state government over several issues during his speech in the Gujarat Assembly on Monday.
A new ministry to tackle the cleaning of the Ganga may not really change its fate, nor can the "Sabarmati model", experts say, adding that legislative provisions are needed to ensure that the river`s glory is restored.
The decision to raise the height of Narmada dam to 138.72 metres was taken after the Social Justice Ministry said it was "100 per cent satisfied" over the rehabilitation of displaced people, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati today said.
With water in Narmada dam flowing at 130.64 metre level following heavy rains in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, the administrations in south Gujarat districts of Bharuch, Narmada have shifted more than 5,000 people to safer places.
In a bid to hasten the land
acquisition for laying of canals of the Narmada dam project,
Gujarat government has decided to pay compensation to farmers
whose lands are being acquired as per new jantri rates.