|Gujarat has around 21 large dams, among 541 Indian Dams. Ukai Dam near Surat is one of the major projects including Sardar Sarovar Dam. Only 5 projects of Gujarat are considered to be the prime sources of water across the state, namely the Dharoi, Dantiwada, Kadana, Ukai and Sardar Sarovar. These 5 Dams of Gujaratare also of national importance.
The storage capacity of Ukai dam is almost 46% of the total capacity of all the other existing dams in Gujarat if put together. Thus it can be concluded that the rest of the dams have as little as 0.1% average storage capacity. Ukai Dam is thought to be the mega project in Gujarat. During last 40 years, the actual irrigation potential is attained through all the major and medium water resources projects in the State, which comprises of only 14 million hectares. However, the Sardar Sarovar Dam would alone provide irrigation facilities to 19.24 million hectares and it makes a lot of difference in tiding over famine conditions prevailing recurrently in Gujarat State.
Water level in Ukai dam recorded an increase today and 23,620 cusecs of water was released from the dam to Tapi river this morning, additional district collector D V Mewada said.By this morning, there was a heavy inflow of water to the dam and the water level rose to 333.65 feet which is very close to rule level, Mr Mewada said.''To avoid an increase of water to danger level, the water has been released from the dam,'' Mr Mewada said.However, he said that the present inflow of water to Tapi river will not create any danger to the residents in low-lying areas.''The present inflow of water to Tapi will increase the river water level only by one meter. The danger level in Tapi is 9.50 meters, which means that there is no dangerous situation in Surat,'' he added
They were demanding a branch canal from Ukai Dam for availing water for their fields. They organised a 'Chakka Jam' under the banner of Adivasi Sangharsh Samiti and stopped vehicles on the road. Later, they handed over a memorandum to the Mamlatdar. Congress MP Tushar Patel also participated in the rally.Adivasi Sangharsh Samiti president Mansingh Choudhary said: "Farming is the only option for the tribal families here. At present, they are relying on rainwater for farming and are dependent on animal husbandry for their livelihood. Our demand is that a canal should be made from Ukai Dam for the tribals to draw water, which Chief Minister Narendra Modi had assured of during his election campaign.”
|Nearest City: Surat|
|Best time to visit: October to March|
|Winter Temperature: Max 31 °C, Min 22 °C Summer Temperature: Max 40 °C, Min ...|
|The floods of among the worst Gujarat's Surat city has experienced in recent times. The sudden release of a huge amount of waterfrom the Ukai dam led to over 80 per cent of Surat, which comprises of only 14 million hectares. However, the Sardar Sarovar Dam would alone provide irrigation facilities to 19.24 million hectares and it makes a lot of difference in tiding over famine conditions prevailing recurrently in Gujarat State.|
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Gardens in Surat have been set up for recreational purposes and are open for general public. Surat gardens reflect verdant green, with plantations of major plants, shrubs and herbs. It is a much loved spot for the evening-walkers. The garden is also famous for organizing picnics. One can enjoy a day with family and friends. The green surroundings provide a cool and relaxing effect on the eyes. The lush greenery is a feast for your eyes. The flower shows during winters are major attractions for locals and tourists. Hundreds of flower species are on display during these shows.
If history interests you, then a trip to Surat's Sanjan is what you would cherish for the rest of your life. Since February 2002, excavation work is in full swing in Sanjan. Among the ancient relics unearthed were human skeletons, coins, shards of pottery, beads and glasses. The praiseworthy initiative was taken by the World Zarathusti Cultural foundation and the project was jointly sponsored by the ASI and the Indian Council for Historical Research. The articled that were thrown up during the excavations are capable of providing valuable insights into the early history of the Parsis.
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|Nearest Railway Station:Surat Railway Station|
|Nearest Airport:Surat airport|
|Road Transport:State Surat has a good road network with good network of State Highways. The State Transport Corporation connects it to all the major cities and towns of Gujarat and other states of the country.|
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A renowned history of ‘Bardoli Satyagrah’ ( a great farmer movement) during Independence have been performed here by Mahatama Gandhi under the leadership of Sardar Vallabhai Patel has happened here. Swaraj Ashram is the other major point of attraction.
The growth aspects of Dharmapur took place during the 18th & 19TH centuries. The 18th century effort gave birth to the construction of Raj Mahal, Public buildings, step wells and temples. Wherein, 19th century came out with upgrading versions of buildings such as Anglo Vernacular School, Jail and hospitals as a part of the Queen Victoria Golden Jubilee celebrations and during the reign of king Mohandevji the great constructions of Mohan Vilas Palace, Pramod Bhavan, State Guest House and numerous temples came into existence. Lady Wilson Museum, built by king Vijaydevi in 1921, is a known place of tourist visit. The nearby tourist spots are Japanese Garden, Radha Krishna Temple and Wilson hill located at a distance about 27km are the associated tourist spots of interest here in Dharmapur.
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Reliance petrol pump:songadh,Navapur,Gujarat,India
Manoranjan Hotel:Bazar Street,Gandevi,Navsari,Gujarat,India,Ph:02634 262812
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Dhiraj Hospital:Fort Songadh,Ring Road,Surat,Mo:09825143607
sakhiya skin hospital:202, - 203, Ayush doctor house, Lal darwaja station road,surat,Gujarat,Ph:0261 2454981
Parsi General Hospital:Surat,Gujarat,Ph:0261 2423922
Ashakta Ashram Hospital:Surat,Gujarat,India
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