Former environment minister Jairam Ramesh’s much-favoured Project Cheetah is in doldrums.

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) sanctioned `25 lakhs for a feasibility study conducted by chairman of the Wildlife Trust of India Dr M.K. Ranjisinh and wildlife biologist Dr Y.V. Jhala. Three sites in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were selected as proposed homes of the cheetahs. Mr Ramesh even visited South Africa in 2010 and claimed on his return that within a period of three years, cheetahs would be relocated from South Africa to India.

Agony, physical and mental pain and monetary problems have become part of lives of hundreds of families living in the villages of Sangrur district.

Rajasthan will soon accord the bio-diversity rich Jawai Bandh forests in Pali district the status of a conservation reserve.

AJMER: The forest department has on its hands the task of finding the number of remaining Great Indian Bustard (GIB), the state bird, to chalk out a conservation plan for them.

Passengers on an unusual train journeying the through the thick of Punjab polls discuss their ailments afflicting an entire generation. Strangely, for the state's politics, which is as much blinded by materialism as the people there, these problems just don't exist.

Concern over decline of Rajasthan's State bird population

The critically-endangered grassland species, the Great Indian Bustard, will be counted in the desert terrain of Rajasthan in the second week of February. Rajasthan, specially its desert region, accounts for maximum population of the bird which is globally threatened and listed in the Red Book of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Bikaner: The state housing board is planning to make houses available to the poorer section of society at cheaper rates in remote rural areas.

Jaipur: The peacocks in the state may soon be on the verge of extinction. Almost 10 peacocks are being poached every day in some part of the state. Even on Tuesday, over 12 peacocks were found dead while two others injured in a village near Pushkar.

The animal rights activists have raised a serious concern over dwindling population of the national bird in the state.

10 lakh houses to be built in the next three years The Rajasthan Government's ambitious housing programme for the rural poor took off on Monday with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and members of his C

Rainfall variability and associated remote sensing indices for vegetation are central to the development of early warning systems for epidemic malaria in arid regions. The considerable change in land-use practices resulting from increasing irrigation in recent decades raises important questions on concomitant change in malaria dynamics and its coupling to climate forcing.