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.

Chhatarpur, Aug 17:
A cheetah will be translocated from Africa to Palpurkuno and Nauradehi sanctuaries in Madhya Pradesh, highly-placed forest department sources said.

The last cheetah in the country died in Sarguja district, presently in Chhattisgarh, in 1941.

With the summer season reaching its peak, shortage of water is beginning to be felt all over the State. There are reports of handpumps going dry at many rural places. For the rural people the handpumps and wells are the only source of water. The situation in six districts of Bundelkhand has become precarious.

Madhya Pradesh plans to launch a mass anti-filaria drug administration programme to curb a disease spread by culex mosquito bite which causes permanent swelling of a patient's hands and feet.


Panna: Wildlife in Panna Tiger Reserve is falling victim to not just poachers but also speeding vehicles.

''Between January 9 and March 10, vehicles knocked down two nilgai, four sambar, a boar, two hyenas, six jackals, a rabbit, a fox, two langoors and a chital with the maximum fatalities in Mandla area,'' Reserve Director R Sriniwas Murthy told reporters.

The State Congress has alleged that the BJP State Government should be held responsible for the deaths of children in the Chhatarpur and Damoh districts after being administered measles vaccine. The party has alleged that these incidents were the outcome of bad practices of corrupt officials as they had purchased substandard medicines leading to the death of infants.

The Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has sought a CBI probe into the disappearance of tiger population from Panna Tiger Reserve in the state.

Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has sought a CBI probe into the disappearance of tiger population from the Panna Tiger Reserve situated in eastern part of the State.

Mahim Pratap Singh

Chhatarpur/Bhopal: While Bundelkhand is usually referred to as a grossly under-developed region of Madhya Pradesh, a village in Chhattarpur district might just qualify as