Rajasthan has been assured by the Centre of allocation of 50 per cent of the electricity generated by the proposed nuclear power plant in Banswara. A letter from the Prime Minister's Office to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot informed that as per the amended guidelines the home State would be allocated 50 per cent of the power generated from the new power projects set up by Nuclear Energy Corporation of India.

JAIPUR: Implementation of the state government's ambitious 'Mukhyamantri Gramin BPL Awas Yojana' which aims to providing shelter to 10 lakh BPL families in rural areas over the next three years was

The Congress Government in Rajasthan is going whole hog on the ambitious plan for providing 10 lakh dwelling places for the rural poor in the next three years.

JAIPUR: Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who was in Delhi on Saturday, met Union environment minister Jairam Ramesh requesting him to expedite allotment of captive coal blocks for the power projects being set up in the state. Ramesh said a solution would soon be worked out.

Gehlot on Friday had met senior Congress member Ahmed Patel.

JAIPUR: The Dungarpur-Banswara-Ratlam rail line project, the foundation stone for which would be laid by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday, is likely to benefit the state Congress and chief minister Ashok Gehlot greatly.

For years now, Banswara has been eagerly awaiting a rail link. The tribal district has no rail lines passing through.

United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a rural livelihood programme, another ambitious poverty alleviation plan after the popular rural jobs guarantee scheme.
The National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), launched in Rajasthan

Solar Energy Policy 2011 is expected to give a major push; new 1,200 MW thermal power plant in Banswara
The Rajasthan Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the State's Solar Energy Policy 2011, which is expected to give a major push to harnessing solar energy in the desert terrain.

Sunny Sebastian

JAIPUR: Soaring temperatures and a near total absence of surface water this summer have badly hit unusual customers in South Rajasthan -- the Indian flying foxes. Hundreds of them reportedly perished last week as the temperatures hovered around 45 degrees Celvsius in Banswara, Dungapur and Udaipur districts.

Even as the UPA government has made a huge allocation of funds under its flagship National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) to benefit the poor, special investigation teams set up by the state government here have unearthed fraud worth Rs 1 crore in nine panchayats of different districts.According to sources, FIRs have been lodged in six cases and departmental action ordered in several ot

JAIPUR: A pilot project on Food for Human Development (FFHD), sponsored by the U.N. World Food Programme, has benefited hundreds of villagers in the tribal-dominated Banswara, Dungarpur and Pratapgarh districts in southern Rajasthan by way of distribution of 958 metric tonnes of food grain through service delivery centres.