Hazira-Ghogha Ro-Pax Ferry Service: Ministry of Shipping has launched a roll on-roll off cum passenger ferry service, called ‘ROPAX’.
ROPAX service is a water transport service project under Eastern Waterfront Development.
The benefits of this service include reduction in the travel time, vehicular emission and traffic on the road.
Hazira-Ghogha Ro-Pax ferry service will work as a Gateway to South Gujarat and Saurashtra region. It will reduce the distance between Ghogha and Hazira from 370 Kilometres to 90 Kilometres.The benefits of enhanced connectivity through this ferry service will also result in increased inflow of tourists in the famous Asiatic lion wildlife sanctuary at Gir.
Atal Bhujal Yojana: The Atal Bhujal Yojana (ABHY) is a central sector scheme for sustainable management of groundwater with community participation.
It envisages people’s participation through the formation of ‘Water User Associations’, water budgeting, preparation & implementation of Gram-panchayat-wise water security plans, etc.
It is being implemented by the Ministry of Jal Shakti.The scheme is being funded by the Government of India and the World Bank on 50:50 basis.
The identified over-exploited and water-stressed areas for the implementation of the scheme are Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.
Chabahar Port:The port of Chabahar is located in southeastern Iran in the Gulf of Oman.It is only 72 km away from the Gwadar port in Pakistan which has been developed by China.
About:It is the only Iranian port with direct access to the Indian ocean and consists of two separate ports named Shahid Beheshti and Shahid Kalantari.
It’s located in the Sistan-Balochistan province on the energy-rich Iran’s southern coast.
The Chabahar port is considered a gateway to golden opportunities for trade by India, Iran and Afghanistan with central Asian countries.
AI-AQMS v1.0 Aur Quality Monitoring System: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology with the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), in collaboration with TeXMIN, ISM, Dhanbad has developed an outdoor air quality monitoring station to monitor environmental pollutants.
It will monitor parameters like PM 1.0, PM 2.5, PM 10.0, SO2, NO2, CO, O2, ambient temperature, relative humidity, etc., for continuous air quality analysis of the environment.
The new Air Quality Monitoring System (AI-AQMS v1.0) will soon be available for a wider market as the new technology is already transferred to JM EnviroLab for further commercialization and deployment in different mining and cement industries.
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