About 80% of the drinking water supply in rural areas is met by ground-
water, but there are many constraints in the availability of potable drinking water in hard rock terrain both in terms of quality and quantity. (Correspondence)

CHENNAI: About 50 experts working on climate change will draft the action plan for the next meeting to be held in New Delhi on November 12, said Gerolf Weigel, head of Climate Change and Energy and Deputy Country Director, Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation, India, on Monday.

Speaking at the National Policy Dialogue on climate change actions

It is reported that Madhya Pradesh government has received investment proposals worth INR 235,736 crore from the two day Khajuraho Global Investors Meet-II.
As many as 70 representatives from 17 countries participated in the event and 106 deals were signed.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday and requested him to provide `2,351 crore aid for flood relief in the affected areas and approve pending projects of the State Government.

The CM demanded the Centre should approve projects worth `5962 crore under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana and `9,700 crore for the Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana

Pumps will be made available for irrigation to the beneficiaries of Kapildhara wells. For this objective, camps will be organised in the districts covered under Bundelkhand package.

A plant producing cheese from goat milk will start production at Khajuraho in Chhattarpur district from first week of September. This will be the first and biggest plant in Asia and the cheese produced here will be exported to European countries. Agreements to this effect have already been signed. 300 persons will get direct employment at the plant.

Local communities are creatively adapting traditional knowledge to cope with climate change
Keya Acharya / August 21, 2010, 0:41 IST

In some remote villages in India, which are most unlikely to pose as models of development, a quiet rejuvenation is taking place, with communities learning to adapt to the climate change reality of the country today.

Everyone knows by now that one of the fore

Unsatisfied with the claims of the State Government that there was no drought- like situation anywhere in UP, the members of Samajwadi Party (SP) staged a walk out from the Vidhan Parishad on Tuesday. The SP leaders were not satisfied with government claims on good or satisfactory rains during the monsoons till date.

This report describes the findings of a rapid survey conducted by Centre for Environment and Food Security (CEFS) to evaluate the performance of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) in the 50 poorest dalit villages of Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

This paper attempts a decomposition analysis of Poverty scenario in UP during 1993-94 and 2004-05. It was found that poverty has decreased but inequality has increased between these years. The main problems in the state are stark inter-region and intra-region differences.