LUCKNOW: The first elephant sanctuary of the state seems to be gradually taking shape, with the habitat management for the Elephant Reserve, coming up in Saharanpur and Bijnore districts, going on.

LUCKNOW: The latest edition of tiger census has started getting fingers raised at it.

LUCKNOW: To plant high-quality tree-species in state is the priority of forest department. There is an increase in the demand for timber but it could not be met. There is a growing deficit due to lesser supply of timber. The high-yielding types like sheesham and teak are being planted in several districts to bridge the gap.

The biotic pressure on forests in state is constantly rising.

Ganga, Ramganga Inundate More Areas In 10 Districts

Lucknow/Patna: Flood situation in western UP and Terai areas worsened on Monday with Ganga, Ramganga and Kosi rivers inundating more areas in around ten districts.

The flood situation in Uttar Pradesh has worsened, particularly in the western parts of the state where the swollen river Ramganga has submerged more than 2,000 villages in Moradabad, Rampur and Bijnore districts, an official spokesman said here on Sunday.

Due to the floods, vehicular traffic on National Highway-24 connecting New Delhi and Lucknow via Bareilly has been disrupted at Moradabad.

Ghaziabad: The heavy discharge of industrial effluents has severely affected aquatic fauna at the Ramsar site, set up in River Ganga in 165 km stretch from Bijnore to Narora in Uttar Pradesh.

Ramsar sites are a tag for critical water bodies across the globe.

In UP, notwithstanding a lady being Chief Minister the women are not getting their due share in employment under the centre

Manisha Jha

LUCKNOW: Lucknow is among the 11 other districts of Uttar Pradesh that have been declared drought-hit by the State Government taking into account the rainfall quotient and the ratio of kharif sowing. The ten other districts are Chitrakoot, Etawah, Bulandshahr, Kaushambi, Pilibhit, Muzaffarnagar, Kushinagar, Jhansi, Bijnor and Mirzapur.

Atiq Khan Nearly 99 lakh families living below the poverty line (BPL) in Uttar Pradesh can look forward to getting quality medical care under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) in hospitals of their choice, including private nursing homes, from this coming July 1. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed between the Union Government and the UP Government on Friday. The signatories to the MoU were the Director-General, Union Labour and Employment Ministry, Anil Swaroop, and Principal Secretary in the State Rural Development Department, J. N. Chamber.