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Guj govt announce Rs 700 crore spl assistance package for farmers

Gandhinagar, Nov 13 (UNI) Gujarat government on Thursday announced a special assistance package of Rs 700 crores for around 4 lakh farmers in the state whose crops have been damaged due to excessive rain in the western state this year.

DyCM cum Finance Minister of the state Nitin Patel today informed.

He said that the farmers whose more than 33 pc crops have been damaged would receive a compensation of Rs 13500 crore per hectare of land in irrigated areas while those in non-irrigated areas would get Rs 6800 per hectare.

Patel said that the decision was taken in the cabinet meeting today. He said that it has also been decided to start the purchase of groundnut at MSP from November 18.

Notably, the state has received around 146 pc rain this year which was third highest in any year in the last 3 decades.
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PERA to conduct Common Entrance Test for admission to pvt varsities

09 Jul 2020 | 3:49 PM

Pune, Jul 9 (UNI) Preeminent Education & Research Association(PERA), a collective of 19 self-financed varsities in Maharashtra, has announced to conduct its' Common Entrance Test(CET) as the State variant of these annual examinations are deferred owing to the COVID-19 crisis.

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Three dams filled, traffic suspended on highways as rains lash Kolhapur

09 Jul 2020 | 3:12 PM

Kolhapur, Jul 9 (UNI) Three irrigation dams were filled upto their brims while several arterial roads were submerged under water as rains continue to lash this district for past three days, stated Irrigation Dept Assistant Superintendent Engineer Shreedhar Ghatge on Thursday.

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COVID-19: Palghar paces up testing, Thane's death count drops marginally

COVID-19: Palghar paces up testing, Thane's death count drops marginally

09 Jul 2020 | 2:58 PM

Palghar/Thane, Jul 9 (UNI) Palghar Collector Kailash Shinde on Thursday gave a brief account of how the administration is ramping up medical facilities in order to reduce the COVID-19 mortality rate, which stands at 1.3 per cent as of now.

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Late Jagdeep to be accorded burial in Mumbai

Late Jagdeep to be accorded burial in Mumbai

09 Jul 2020 | 2:33 PM

Mumbai, Jul 9 (UNI) The last rites of veteran actor Jagdeep, who passed away after prolonged illness, will be performed here on Thursday, informed family sources.

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COVID-19: Kolhapur reports two more fatalities, 15 new cases

COVID-19: Kolhapur reports two more fatalities, 15 new cases

09 Jul 2020 | 2:18 PM

Kolhapur, Jul 9 (UNI) Two senior citizens succumbed to the COVID-19 while 15 new cases were detected here on Thursday, informed authorities.

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