Within weeks of getting bail from the Supreme Court in connection with charges of sedition, human rights activist Binayak Sen has been made member of the Planning Commission's Steering Committee on Health, which will advise the panel on the Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2012-2017).

Binayak Sen, who was released on bail from the Raipur jail last month, will, based on his experience of having worked as

Epidemic declared in Rajnandgaon and Bilaspur districts; 10 dead in Bilaspur

BILASPUR: State health officials have confirmed the outbreak of a malaria epidemic in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon and Bilaspur districts.

Chandigarh: The Himachal Pradesh government has come out with an Rs 4,668-crore integrated watershed management perspective (IWMP) plan for treatment of 31,12,472 hectare in the state.

Highly placed official sources told FE that

As Chhattisgarh advances to become the largest producer of thermal power, cement and sponge iron, this special report in Down To Earth finds out what affect this fast-paced industrialisation will have on the state and its people.

Central team may visit state on July 28

The central government

Shimla: With a satellite-based fire alert messaging system likely to be in place by next year, the forest department hopes to further bring down incidents of forest fire and, more importantly, the devastation caused by it. Even though incidents of fire has been much less as compared to last year, the modern technology adopted by authorities could go a long way in dealing with the problem.

THE Manmohan Singh government appears to be in a bind over increasing electricity generation capacity and protecting the environment.

Bilaspur: The World Bank financed Mid-Himalayan Watershed Development Project, which is being implemented in 602 gram panchayats of 10 districts in the state with active cooperation of villagers for uplift of their economy, has proved beneficial in solving various problems of the agrarian economy the state.

To expand its green energy options, Himachal Pradesh has cleared state

During the day, Amanjeet Gill is a diplomat, tall, urbane and well travelled. But on weekends, 41-year-old Gill becomes a farmer. He is the driving force behind a non-profit called the Farmer