Mumbai At a screening of a documentary on BT Brinjal, the genetically modified vegetable soon to be launched in India, an organic farmer from Rawala Village, Warud tehsil of Amravati district, revealed how BT cotton has left tracts of farmland in the agricultural village of Amravati infertile.

Since the seeds were first sown in their lands four years ago, farmers of Katpur village in Amravati district have been patiently waiting each season for wonders to happen. Nothing of the sort has happened yet.

Tirupur: Following a Government Order, the Minister for Highways and Minor Ports, M. P. Saminathan, released water from Amaravathy Dam for irrigation on Tuesday.

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Her name is also Kalavati. It is very unlikely though she will have any famous visitor in her humble hut at Mansudhavadi village of Dharni taluk in Amravati district. In March this year, when Kalavati Javarkar gave birth to her second child, a daughter, her one-year-old son Shubham was in grade three of malnutrition, rather severe. He weighed 6.6 kg instead of the ideal 10 kg.

Organic farmer in Vidarbha turns mud into durable houses He trained to be an engineer. He believes in Sarvodaya, the

NAGPUR: The Bombay high court has come down heavily on the state government for failing to check malnutrition and infant deaths among tribals of Melghat in Amravati.

POLA IS THE HARVEST FESTI-val in Maharashtra. On this day every August, farmers in the agricultural belts of the state bathe their buffaloes, paint their horns and parade them around their villages. As the villagers of Bhadumri (in western Vidarbha) were busy sprucing up their cattle in August 2006, 35-year-old Anil Shende, a marginal farmer, staggered out of his two-room mud hut and collapsed.

The waterborne infections are most common cause of mortality in the underdeveloped and developing countries.

Launches pilot project in Maharashtra M. Somasekhar Hyderabad, March 5 The successful e-Choupal model of ITC has provided impetus to an experiment in healthcare

The paper deals with the relationship between the tribal communities and the NTFP used for their livelihood and nutrition in the forests of Betul District of Madhya Pradesh and Melghat District of Maharashtra with special reference to Gond and Korku tribal communities. The study area includes tribal dominated forests.