There are over 0.3 million rhesus monkeys in Northern India. Approximately 48.5% of these are living in human habitation areas. The inordinate growth in populations of such monkeys in recent years has led to an unhealthy competition for space and food between man and monkey.

Seven species of edible macrofungi namely Cantharellus cibarius, Coprinus comatus, Geopora arenicola, Ramaria formosa, Ramaria flavo-brunnescens, sparassis crispa and Termitomyces striatus belonging to Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes have been illustrated and are being described for the first time from Jammu Province of Jammu and Kashmir state.

Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary, with an area of 10.04 km2, is situated on the right bank of the Ujh river in district Kathua, J&K State. The mammals of Jasrota Wildlife Sanctuary represent 4.3% of the total mammals (372 species) recorded by Hossetti

Maharashtra is the first state in the country to launch state-wide reforms by empowering communities represented by Village Panchayat and VWSC to plan, design, execute and manage investment in drinking water and sanitation sector. This has entailed moving from top driven to bottom driven decision-making and involving beneficiaries at all level of service delivery with the aim that facilitated communities can sustainable manage their resources.