LUCKNOW: What Arjun did to provide water to a thirsty Bhishma in Mahabharata, is being recapitulated by a group of scientists in Bundelkhand these days to quench the thirst of parched denizens. In their unique initiative, scientists have blown up sub-surface hard rocks with the help of dynamites, to create artificial water reservoirs around 140 feet below the earth in Jhansi district.

At a time when India is largely dependent on imports (by over 70 per cent) for its oil and gas requirements, there have been discoveries made that need to be studied further before their exact potential can be realised. The Bundelkhand area of Madhya Pradesh is one such place where discoveries of gas have been made in the recent past. The first instance of this was when Rajesh

Accounting for the existing and potential impact of the changing climate in decision making is rapidly becoming urgent for households and development agencies in vulnerable locations. Such an informed decision making, though desirable, requires in-depth awareness of the issue as well as availability of relevant information.

Alka Pandey Posted: Jan 30, 2009 at 2309 hrs IST

Lucknow: It wasn't the whiff of money but faith in the small, inconspicuous plant in his courtyard that nudged Kailash Nath Singh, now 87, to venture into something unheard of more than a decade ago.

During the last decade, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has been witness to many climatic changes. Eastern Uttar Pradesh has faced severe floods, while Bundelkhand region has faced one of the worst famines of the last decade.

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This article by Vikas Sambad presents the challenging situation faced by villagers of Bundelkhand. The impact of climate change is evidently visible in Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh.

Global warming has its impact on rainfall pattern, water resources, drought, agriculture, livestock and ultimately livelihood.

This annual report by Gorakhpur Environmental Action Group (GEAG)highlights their contribution to the various environmental movements in India. And addresses the issue of sustainable livelihood through environmental and natural resource management by concentrating its efforts towards empowering marginalized section of the society.

GEAG is a part of South Asian collaborative action research

Madhya Pradesh Right to Food Campaign and Apda Niwaran Manch presents a field report on the status of Social Welfare Schemes in
Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh.

The region