A group of innova tive young architects from Delhi's School of Planning & Architecture (SPA) have created a wonderfully userfriendly pedestrian map for Garli -India's first heritage village notified by the Himachal Pradesh government in 2002 located about 450 km north of the capital amidst the still picturesque Kangra Valley.

Indrani Dutta

It could have prevented unsavoury situations: Buddhadeb

KOLKATA: Releasing the first land use map for West Bengal, Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said on Wednesday that certain unsavoury situations in Singur and Nandigram could have been avoided if such a document was in place at that time.

The Department of Atomic Energy has launched an extensive survey of atomic minerals in Karnataka.

The Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD) under the Department of Atomic Energy is conducting heli-borne geophysical surveys over the parts of Belgaum, Bagalkot and Bijapur districts in the State and Kolhapur district of Maharashtra.

The government is planning an extensive exercise to map a

Priscilla Jebaraj

NEW DELHI: For the first time, the Survey of India is going to map the country's vast 7,500-km-long coastline, identifying areas vulnerable to high tides, rising sea levels and coastal erosion, in an unusually comprehensive hazard-mapping exercise to be completed over the next five years.

Nayanima Basu / New Delhi February 19, 2010, 0:10 IST

The steel ministry is awaiting introduction of revised and updated mineral maps, which is expected to be brought as part of the new Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act to be presented in the upcoming Budget session.

A.V. Ragunathan

It will help evolve code of practices for minimising loss of lives during disasters

CUDDALORE: The Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), Chennai, is preparing a

A quarter of the world

An interview with Bal Mukund Arora, the first veterinarian to be appointed wildlife epidemiologist in India. In his three decades at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute at Izzatnagar, Uttar Pradesh, he founded a centre for wildlife diseases. He has recently published the country

New York: Boosting funding for efforts to slash greenhouse gas emissions stemming from deforestation can simultaneously combat climate change and conserve biodiversity, a newly made atlas launched by a United Nations agency shows.