Heat wave conditions continue to trouble Gujarat as the maximum temperature crossed the 44 degrees Celsius mark in some parts of the state on Monday.
In a sudden change of weather, large parts of Gujarat were hit by rain, thunderstorm and strong winds on Sunday evening.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will address a farmer`s rally as part of his ambitious project which seeks to increase irrigation in arid Saurashtra region.
Heavy rains continued to lash many parts of Gujarat for the second day on Saturday, following which around 4,000 people from Bharuch district`s 19 villages.
The Congress-led UPA government at the Centre is preparing to announce the formation of a new state Telangana – carved out of Andhra Pradesh.
Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) on Monday launched `Vednaa (pain) Yatra` to highlight the acute shortage of drinking water in the Saurashtra region.
Gujarat High Court issued notices to the state government and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) following a PIL seeking information on what measures have been taken to mitigate drought situation in Saurashtra and Ahmedabad.
Water scarcity is looming large across Saurashtra region of Gujarat, with levels in most reservoirs going down fast and authorities struggling to provide water for daily needs.
The persistent water woes of Saurashtra, a scarcity-prone area of Gujarat, has become one of the main poll issues in the 2012 Assembly elections.
Rains lashed many parts of Gujarat including parched regions of Saurashtra and Kutch, leaving three people dead.
All jewellery shops in the Saurashtra region on Saturday remained closed, as a part of three-day strike.
Three persons including a woman,
were killed in lightning as heavy rains lashed Saurashtra region of Gujarat since yesterday, police said Monday.
Two persons were killed while two
others were injured in separate incidents as lightning struck them following heavy rains in Saurashtra region of Gujarat, police said Thursday.
Most parts of the Saurashtra and
Kutch region witnessed power failure on the second consecutive
day, following a major electricity fault, Paschim Gujarat Vij
Company Limited (PGVCL) sources said.
Five persons were killed in separate rain-related incidents in Saurashtra region in the last 24 hours, police said here on Sunday.
Nearly 900 people have been
evacuated from the low-lying areas submerged under water due
to torrential rain in Gujarat`s Saurashtra region, officials
said on Wednesday.
At least 1,000 people were evacuated from coastal regions in Gujarat which were lashed by heavy rains.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai