To ensure the protection and conservation of wildlife, the state government has declared Bisalpur in Tonk district, Jodbeer in Bikaner district and Sundhmata in Jalore district as new wildlife sanctuaries in the state.
Stating this on the conclusion of the 56th Wildlife Protection Week on Thursday at the Jaipur Zoo, the state minister for forests and environment Ram Lal Jat said it was necessary

Rajasthan: Land not available in Ganganagar
Lalit Mohan

Dharamsala, September 30
The first meeting of the standing committee formed for redressing the grievances of Pong Dam oustees has thrown some options for solution to over 40-year-old problem.

Ajay Parmar | TNN

Jodhpur: Despite the fact that population of vulture is constantly declining in the state, nothing substantial has been done so far to conserve these natural scavengers.
Though they are being treated at the rescue centres of the zoos, researchers have stressed the need of creating separate enclosures for them where a captive care can be carried out for the better results.

P. Sunderarajan

NEW DELHI: In a reversal of roles, the desert State of Rajasthan received more rain than the green States in the northeast.

As per the latest data available with the India Meteorological Department, Rajasthan received 20 per cent more rainfall than the normal, while Manipur is faced with a whopping deficit of 52 per cent and Meghalaya, 41 per cent.

Nitrate has become of the key environmental issues because of its implications on human and animal health. Nitrate enters in the human body through the use of ground water for drinking and causes number of health disorders. In Rajasthan, ground waters of Nagaur, Barmer, Bikaner, Churu, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh and Jhunjhunu districts were enriched with high nitrate.

The Opposition MLAs walked out of the Assembly on Wednesday protesting against inadequate supply of irrigation water to the farmers in Kota and Bikaner divisions of the State.

They alleged failure of the Government in procuring water from the Chambal and the Ravi-Beas river systems for the standing crops in Kota division and in the districts of Bikaner, Sriganganagar and Hanumangarh.

Discom BSES has tied up with a Gurgaon-based firm for 50MW of solar power that will be available for the capital by March 2013. The MoU for 25 years between BSES and ACME Tele Power Ltd was signed on Tuesday. The agency is establishing solar power plants at various locations in Rajasthan with a total capacity of 150MW.

Cancer patients from various towns of Punjab travel on this Lalgarh-Abohar-Jodhpur train no. 339 to a hospital in Bikaner for treatment.
Cancer patients from various towns of Punjab travel on this Lalgarh-Abohar-Jodhpur train no. 339 to a hospital in Bikaner for treatment. Photo by writer

Bathinda/Bikaner, September 30

Aug. 19: The Delhi government is planning to acquire land in the desert areas of Rajasthan to set up solar power plants in its efforts to boost availability of power in the city.

JAIPUR: About 20 big private companies functioning in the power sector have evinced interest in a new project for establishment of a lignite-based thermal power station at Gudha village in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. This will be the first power project in the private sector in the State under the Centre