Threatens to “stop water from different sources going to Madhya Pradesh”

Twelve persons were killed and crops damaged in heavy rain, accompanied by gusty winds, in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.

Union Home Minister visits rain-hit Western U.P. areas

Putrid water is being released by drainages

With water from the Yamuna becoming increasingly contaminated and unfit for human consumption in Agra and Mathura, the Uttar Pradesh Government has served notice on the Delhi government to ensure that toxic water is not released into the river by factories.

Even as the Centre released another instalment of Rs.431.5 crore for implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act in Uttar Pradesh, Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ram

Illegal sand mining is a lucrative business in Uttar Pradesh with all the major rivers in the State mined by the mining mafia with strong political links.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, has blamed the Delhi Government for the alarming pollution level in the Yamuna upstream of Agra. “Yamuna has been killed by Delhi”, Mr. Yadav said, speaking at a function for releasing the population figures of the Gangetic dolphin.

On the conclusion of the three-day “Save Ganga Save Dolphin” campaign on Sunday, Mr. Yadav expressed happiness that the number of the mammal had gone up from 600 in 2005 to 671 in 2012 in the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.

One can travel from Delhi to Agra in two to three hours

After encountering several road blocks and witnessing one of the fiercest farmers’ agitations over compensation of land in 2010 and 2011 that led to a police firing in which about half-a-dozen people were killed, the 165.537 km-long Noida-Agra Yamuna Expressway was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav via video-link on Thursday.

With the lion safari and breeding centre gradually taking shape in about 300 hectares of Fisher forest in Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh, purebred lions, unlike their counterparts in Gir and Juna

In a damning indictment of large-scale financial irregularities in the implementation of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scheme in Uttar Pradesh during the erstwhile Mayawati regime, the Comptroller and Auditor-General (CAG) has noted that funds worth Rs. 1768.12 crore received from the Centre “through the treasury route” were not shown in the accounts of the State Health Society (SHS).

The CAG found that funds totalling Rs. 1546.09 crore for undertaking civil construction works and procurement of kits and vehicles during 2008-11 were released through an unauthorised agency, which was allegedly set up in violation of NRHM norms.