A process documentation report of Oran workshop, held on 28-29 March 09 at KRAPAVIS Bani, Bakhtpura (Alwar).

Bera is a village of approximately 40 households located in Core II of Sariska Tiger Reserve. The population of Bera is comprised entirely of Gujar pastoralists, who depend on the forest for animal fodder, as well as for fuel wood and various non-timber forest produce.

The smile on Chhoti Devi's face does not cease. The mother of eight is a picture of happiness and hope as she points to the mustard crops at Titliwala village in Alwar district, Rajasthan. Until a few years ago, she was never sure of a good harvest. The reason: there was not enough water for the crops, as the wells and the river Jahajwali, which flowed by, dried up as the year drew to a close.

Long treks across arid stretches for a pitcher of water are becoming a thing of the past as water-harvesting projects are transforming the landscape of Rajasthan. Sarbjit Dhaliwal on how a report in The Tribune brought about a change in the water deficit Sikar-Alwar belt

An investment of Rs. 1,000 crore envisaged Initial capacity will be three lakh tonnes Unit to go on stream in the first quarter of 2010 Saint-Gobain Glass India, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Paris-based euro 4.1 billion Saint-Gobain Group, has decided to set up a second plant in India. The unit will come up at Bhiwadi in Rajasthan. The company has already a state-of-the-art global standard facility on a 177-acre land at Sriperumbudur, near here.

Times of India, Jaipur When it rains, it pours. This came true for Rajasthan, which received heavy rain in several districts on Tuesday. Alwar, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Jaipur, Sikar and Jhunjhunu received heavy rain on Tuesday. Four children, aged between 10 and 13 years, drowned in a pond at Amrapura village in Alwar district. The children had gone swimming and were unprepared for the increased water level following heavy rain since Monday night.

The much-maligned Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district of Rajasthan is going to get back its flagship species soon. Four years after the disappearance of its famous tigers, the reserve is getting ready now for re-introduction of the animal. Much deliberations and some ground level action, including shifting of at least one of the forest villages inside the reserve and improvement in the habitat, have gone into the preparations for the pioneering act, which would have few parallels in the world's conservation history.

Power shortage in neighbouring States has turned out to be a boon for the Bhiwadi industrial area in Alwar district of Rajasthan, with the entrepreneurs making a beeline to establish their new units at one of the popular destinations for industrialists. The industrial area, falling in the National Capital Region, has been exempted from load-shedding by Jaipur Vidyut Vitaran Nigam in view of its proximity to Delhi. This has especially attracted industrialists looking for prolonged manufacturing hours.

The widening and strengthening of the Gurgaon-Alwar and Hodal-Nuh-Pataudi Patauda roads have been approved under the National Capital Region (NCR) scheme in order to create a sound network of roads in

The recent tripping of power supply lines of the Northern Grid has aggravated the shortage of electricity in Rajasthan, which is facing a paucity of 1.5 crore units a day against the demand for 11.2 c