CHRONICALLY PARCHED Bundelkhand, drought-dry for nearly half a decade, could have done with some hope this year, particularly after a surprise season of record rain.

In the wake of severe drought in the districts of Bundelkhand region, Development Alternatives and Arghyam Trust's initiative 'Water for All and Always' addresses the current need of an Integrated Water Resources Management in ten villages of Jhansi and Tikamgarh districts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh states.

A dual objective of improved livelihoods of building artisans and efficient delivery of

Lucknow: Chief minister Mayawati

Drought swept Bundelkhand desperately needs a drinking water

It is not just the temperature that is rising in Madhya Pradesh but also the anxiety over water supply. Water has become so scarce that while people at some places are hiring armed guards to prevent its theft, at others they have been found using a lottery system to fill their buckets.

The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act 2005 is a law whereby: any adult who is willing to do unskilled manual work at the minimum wage is entitled to being employed on local public

Madhya Pradesh government has sought assistance of Rs 1548.91 crore from the Central government for drought relief works. A memorandum in this regard was presented to a central team, which has arrived here to assess the drought situation in the state at meeting with senior officers of the state government here today.

The recently completed assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh witnessed an unprecedented public practise. In the drought-stricken Bundelkhand region, voters asked the candidates to take a written test on

The government on Thursday approved a new policy for allocation of power that is generated by upcoming state-run thermal power plants. The new policy, which was cleared by the Union Cabinet in its meeting, has reworked the Gadgil formula on power sharing and has earmarked 50 per cent to the home states, where the project is located.