Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Himmat Singh Shekhawat & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 13/01/2015 regarding rampant illegal sand mining in the Yamuna riverbed going on in violation of law, without taking prior Environmental Clearance.

In a bid to control drop out from schools in the tribal belt of the state, Rajasthan Government on Thursday said it would open 325 new government sponsored mother and child care centres on a patte

The state government has assured legal action against Chauhan brothers, who are relatives of former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, for selling mines lease to UltraTech Cement in an alleged violation

The state government is coming up with an ambitious project of Hybrid Maize Seed Production in Banswara-Dungarpur, the twin districts of south Rajasthan.

The Rajasthan high court on Wednesday issued notices to the state government and one Ultra Tech cement company on a petition filed by Banswara-based mining businessman Fakhruddin who alleged that t

Effect of rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures like Contour trench (CT), gradonie (GD), box trench (BT), V-ditch (VD) and afforestation with Emblica officinalis Gaertn (planted in August, 2005) were studied in 20% slopes with a view to improve soil status, plant growth, sequester carbon and rehabilitate hills for local benefits. Soil pH and EC decreased and percent soil, SOC, NO3-N and PO4-P increased in June 2010 over 2005. Enhanced soil water and nutrients in facilitated height and collar diameter growth of E. officinalis. Soil water was 14.0 and 51.4% greater in >20% and

Rajasthan is the largest state of India experiencing recurrent forest fires. The present study determines forest burnt areas through remote sensing-based time series analysis. IRS P6 AWiFS satellite data covering March, April and May of six years (2005–2010) were used to cover all forest-fire events. The total forest burnt area was assessed as 53,023.5 ha in 2005; 44,681.5 ha in 2006; 57,689 ha in 2007; 89,655.2 ha in 2008; 199,837 ha in 2009 and 144,816 ha in 2010. Forest fires were observed only in the southern Aravallis.

JAIPUR: Preliminary study by civil organisations has shown that the state's special project of free distribution of hybrid maize seeds to farmers in the hopes of a rich harvest might have gone awry. The seeds have provided less than promised yields and, in many cases, they have not germinated.

The state government through funds from the National Agriculture Development Programme and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) has been promoting hybrid maize seeds to the tribal farmers on a large scale since 2009.

Jaipur: Malnutrition among children in Rajasthan has taken ominous proportions. The Hungama (Hunger and Malnutrition) survey carried out recently by Naandi Foundation indicates that the situation in many districts has worsened when compared to what it was about a decade back.

The Hungama Survey, released on Tuesday by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, mentions 10 districts in Rajasthan. These districts are among a sample size of 112 districts in the country.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) is now tightening the reins on mine owners to safeguard the environment and promote scientific disposal of mining waste. The board will now allow the establishment of marble sawing units only on the precondition that mine owners will effectively reuse marble slurry within a year of getting licence. This step has been taken as marble dust and slurry are hazardous for the environment.

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