The forest officials of Panna Tiger Reserve worked in close nexus with poachers for over a decade, says an internal report prepared by the Intelligence Cell of the tiger reserve, which had lost all its tigers by 2008.

Bhopal : Secretary Mineral Resources and chairman of State Geological Programme Board Shri S.K.

The status of groundwater situation in Madhya Pradesh monitored by Central Groundwater Board in its January 2011 report shows a decline as compared to levels in previous years.

Groundwater levels have declined in 57 per cent of wells, of which about 40 per cent show a decline up to 2 metre, especially in eastern and central parts of Madhya Pradesh.

Expansion of irrigation facilities in the six districts of Bundelkhand region is in full swing in Madhya Pradesh. For the purpose, the State Government has framed a special action plan worth `1,118 crore.

Under the plan, various projects have been initiated in the region.

The works will be completed in three years.

Bhopal, Jan 4: So far Rs 12 crore 68 lakh has been given as livelihood to 5 thousand 747 self-help groups in 14 backward districts of the state where the second phase of District Poverty Initiative Project (DPIP) is being implemented during the year 2010-11.

Electricity production has been given top priority in industrial investment in Madhya Pradesh with an objective to develop the State as power state by the year 2013 so that power could be available sufficiently for farming, industries and domestic use. It would help to get rid of power cuts for ever.

Madhya Pradesh is first in the country to prepare a master plan of each village. Working continuously on the decentralised district employment plan, the work of giving it final touches has begun from Sunday. In five districts of the State, the decentralised district plan system has already been implemented. Now, it will be implemented in the remaining districts.

Environmentalists and conservationists are raising serious objections about the Madhya Pradesh government giving full support to global diamond giant Rio Tinto

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that the state government would register complaint with the Consumer Forum against the institutions supplied inferior quality seeds. Chouhan reached the fields of farmers of Ghinochi Village in Chhattarpur district of Sagar division today and inspected condition of the Urad and Til crops.

The Rani tailayya (pond) is one of the famous water bodies of Chhatarpur district, M.P. The area of this pond is 3.035 ha. Monitoring of physico-chemical and biological analysis of water was carried out monthly during November 2004 to January 2005.