Kolkata: On her last legs, Machli — often called Ranthambore’s matriarch for presiding over a majestic legacy of over a decade — can still make a tiger-lover crave for her glimpse.

After Ken-Betwa,the proposed Parbati-Kalisindh-Chambal river linking project is the second to run into rough weather with MP withdrawing its assent, writes Vivek Trivedi

After the Ken-Betwa river link project which ran into rough weather, now the second such project, the proposed Parbati-Kalisindh-Chambal River linking project has plunged into trouble.

The first one inked between Madhya Prad

Livelihood pattern of the people of an area is directly influenced by the local biodiversity. Biodiversity is essential for human survival and economic well-being, and for the ecosystem function and stability. Over exploitation and biodiversity loss affects livelihood and food security of the local. People change their livelihood strategies as an adaptive response to changes in their environment. Some livelihoods flourish while others diminish, and this ebb and flow is the result of a changing livelihood context.

The significance of water policy and the action plan formulated for its implementation in Rajasthan were highlighted at a meeting organised at Sinchai Bhavan here on Wednesday with a call to the water resources officers to make all efforts for achieving the targets.

Principal Water Resources Secretary Ram Lubhaya, presiding over the meeting, pointed out that water in 12 of the 14 basins in the

JAIPUR: The state government on Thursday claimed that the Supreme Court has allowed it to construct a bridge across the Chambal River near village Makhida in Bundi district.


The Kawai fish carrying heavy metals like lead and cadmium are entering the Chambal River from the polluted areas of the Yamuna River and are posing threat to the gharials of National Chambal Sanctuary areas falling in Madhya Pradesh.

Locals say that the gharials who eat Kawai fish suffer from liver cirrhosis.

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot laid the foundation stones for a plant for cleaning of the Chambal river waters to be installed at a cost of Rs.149.59 crore under the National River Conservation Project as well as for three other projects in Kota on Wednesday.

Six sewage pumping stations and two sewage treatment plants of the capacity of 30 million litres per day (MLD) and 6 MLD w

The declining water level of Chambal river, flouring from Madhya Pradesh to Uttar Pradesh, has lead to a decline in number of crocodiles here. The existence of crocodiles, dolphins and tortoises was under a severe threat, owing to the plummeting water of the river. Drying up of water bodies due to scorching weather has become a curse for the water inmates.

With the endangered dolphins proving to be effective indicators to evaluate the success of the ongoing Ganga Action Plan, by virtue of their survivability in the river water, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-India is mooting the Dolphin Action Plan.