“Water is going to play a major role in all human and development-related activities in the coming years. In order to regulate the water management sector, the government has decided to establish Gujarat Water Regulatory Authority,” reads the February 14, 2012 government notification.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has assessed the development of these works at a high level meeting held here Saturday which was also attended by Chief Principal Secretary to the CM K Kailashnathan, Chief Secretary J N Singh and other senior officers related to water.
“There is less water in the entire Narmada basin. Overall this is one of the worst years... Unfortunately, this is one of the weak years... It will cause discomfort to everyone this year in Gujarat, which is heavily dependent on Narmada water,” said Chief Secretary J N Singh.
Countering claims of PM Narendra Modi that it was due to his efforts that the Narmada dam had been completed, the Congress said the dam was conceived by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in 1946 when Modi was not even born.
The idols are now ready and awaiting further instructions from the state government. BJP leaders said that the idols would be immersed as per the rituals, but it had not yet been decided if a separate pond would be created for the same.
Sanjay Dutt's twins Shahraan and Iqra played Holi with each other, meanwhile, Govinda celebrated the festival of colours with his wife Sunita Ahuja, daughter Tina and son Yashvardhan. They were also joined by Esha Deol and her husband Bharat Takhtani. Here is a look at their Holi pictures.