Two Lesser Florican (males) birds were fitted with satellite transmitters in Ajmer by a team of scientists from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) for tracing their migration pattern.

The state bird conservation plan is caught up in bureaucratic red-tapism.

Pachpadra Residents Want Work To Start

The demand to set up the proposed refinery at Leelala in Baytoo area of Barmer district is gaining momentum. After staging dharna in Barmer and Baytoo, the Refinery Bachao Samiti has started preparations for a dharna on Monday near the Mangala oil fields.

A team of forest officials on Thursday arrested three members of a poaching gang active in hunting the Great Indian Bustard(GIB) in Srianganagar area.

JAISALMER: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to inaugurate two 50 megawatt solar projects at Phalodi in Jodhpur district by the end of this week. A detailed itinerary of his visit is yet to come but after his approval the state as well as district administration has begun preparations.

The PM's confirmation to the visit is a testimony to the silent yet successful revolution to tap non-conventional sources of energy in Jodhpur and Jaisalmer districts. Pokhran belt in Jaisalmer and Phalodi belt in Jodhpur, over the past few years, have witnessed a surge in the number of solar and wind projects with big-ticket firms competing to set up plants.

Hectic Parleys Begin

Jaisalmer: The habitats of thousands of chinkaras, cobras, desert fox, cats and other beasts are likely to be severely affected if the proposed refinery is set up in Lelana area of Barmer, according to the forest department. The HPCL, which will set up the refinery, will be sending a special team to study the eco system of the area in December and prepare a report for the Centre.

Jaisalmer: Protesting against the acquisition of 4,744 bighas from seven villages for the first phase of Shivkar lignite project, affected farmers under the Legal Mitra Sanstha launched a dharna outside the Barmer district collectorate on Wednesday.

Earlier, the farmers had taken out a silent march from Gandhi Chowk to the collector’s office. The general public too participated against the government’s non-transparent land acquisition policy. The e farmers and Legal Mitra’s secretary Ritesh Sharma submitted a 45-page memorandum to district collector Bhanu Prakash Atru and later sat for the dharna. Sharma claimed that the government on the pretext of public interest is acquiring land according to “its whims and fancies. Sharma said it is not fair to deprive farmers from animal husbandry and agriculture .

Jaisalmer: Rajasthan’s desert region has gone from grey to green in little more than a month.

Arduous & Lengthy Process To Obtain Admin Permission

Jaisalmer: Wind and solar power producing companies in the districts of Jaisalmer, Barmer and Bikaner are staring at the bleak prospects of projects getting delayed as they cannot deploy labourers owing to an existing ban on outsiders entering these border areas for national security reasons. The police stepped up surveillance after Jaisalmer subdivisional officer Ramesh Chandra Jainth under the existing rules issued an order on April 9 giving directions that outsiders have to take permission for entering the scheduled police stations areas.

Saturday will prove to be a milestone in the field of renewable energy production as Reliance Energy will start power generation of 40MW from its solar energy power project in Rajasthan. This is first solar power project in the private sector.

Chief minister Ashok Gehlot, Union minister for new and renewable energy Farooq Abdullah, state energy minister Dr Jitendra Singh and Reliance Energy owner Anil Ambani, including other personalities will be present during the inaugural function of the solar power project at Dhudsar village,