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Farmers in North Gujarat to Get Narmada Water for 10 Days

Referring to the state government's decision to raise the income limit for people from Scheduled Castes, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC), economically backward communities, and minorities in order for them to benefit from various welfare schemes, Patil stated that Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel's government is the government of all people.

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Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada River
Sardar Sarovar Dam on Narmada River

According to Gujarat BJP president CR Patil, Narmada water will be released in Sujalam Suflam canals for 10 days beginning Thursday, in response to demands from farmers in North Gujarat and BJP MLAs and MPs in the region.

"It was a demand from the people of this region, from the farmers of North Gujarat, and from all of the BJP's MLAs and MPs" (from the region to release water for farmers). Even Shankarbhai (Chaudhary, chairman of Banas Dairy and former Gujarat minister) spoke to Rajiv Gupta ji yesterday (managing director of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited). And the demand for water release has been approved. It was decided to release water through pipes in Sujalam Suflam canals for 10 days in order to fill ponds. "Water will be released starting today," Patil said in a Samarasta Sammelan (Harmony Convention) in Vadgam, Banaskantha district.

Referring to the state government's decision to raise the income limit for people from Scheduled Castes, Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC), economically backward communities, and minorities in order for them to benefit from various welfare schemes, Patil stated that Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel's government is the government of all people.

Paying tribute to Dr. Ambedkar, Patil stated that, unlike many other countries' constitutions, which collapsed within years of gaining independence, the Indian Constitution has stood the test of time. The event was attended by all of the region's MPs, MLAs, and party leaders.

On April 19, PM Modi visited Banaskantha district to inaugurate various facilities of Banas Dairy in Deodar.

According to a press release issued by the SSNNL, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel has directed that 1,500 cubic metres of water be made available in North Gujarat for ten days beginning April 15.

"There was no plan to provide water for irrigation to summer crops this year due to less inflow in Sardar Sarovar Yojana... Farmers in North Gujarat recently requested that the CM provide one spell of water from the Narmada canals to revitalize cattle fodder sowing. And, in a positive move, the CM has directed SSNNL to provide 1500 cusecs of water for ten days beginning April 15," according to the statement.

Patil inaugurated the public relations office of former Karjan MLA Satish Patel in Karjan town on Thursday in Vadodara. "I have urged the party workers to complete their work on page committees assigned to them," Patil said. “We've also asked each employee to adopt a child and provide nutritious food and 100ml milk to them at least once a day... This will aid in the eradication of malnutrition in the district."

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