BEST PER­FORM­ING VAL­SAD

India Today - - GUJARAT -

District Snap­shot

Ety­mo­log­i­cally, Val­sad (also known as Bul­sar) de­rives its name from the Gu­jarati word Vad-saal (mean­ing ham­pered by banyan tree). The district was heav­ily forested in the past and fa­mous for

its teak and Alphonso man­goes. The district has a fairly high per­cent­age of trib­als in its pop­u­la­tion. Gen­der equal­ity in ed­u­ca­tion runs deep; the re­gion has in the past seen a strong Gand­hian move­ment for ed­u­ca­tion among trib­als. Ed­u­ca­tion of the girl child has been greatly en­cour­aged since 2003

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1 VAL­SAD 2 RA­JKOT 3 JAM­NA­GAR 4 KACHCHH 5 AHMED­ABAD

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