The holy city Chitrakoot in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district is sitting on an ecological time bomb.

ALLAHABAD: With the objective of checking infant mortality rate (IMR), state health authorities have come up the Khasra Rakshak Abhiyan, a campaign to control spread of measles, as part of the nati

The lights are going out in Uttar Pradesh’s power capacity addition plan and the villain is once again land acquisition. Bajaj Hindusthan has decided to pull out of the R10,000-crore, 1,980 MW Bargad power project planned in Chitrakoot district, following the recent exit of Jaypee Group from the R7,000-crore, 1,320 MW Karchhana project.

The company had signed the memorandum of understanding with the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation in December 2010, but not even 10 out of the required 13,000 acres have been acquired so far, sources told FE.

Uttar Pradesh, which has about 4,000 mines of coal, silica, bauxite and granite – mostly in Bundelkhand region, has mandated e-tendering for future allotment of mining leases in the state.

This step is aimed at preventing hitherto rampant illegal mining and ushering transparency in allotment of mining leases. Under the system, lease holder will have to get environment clearance for mining within 6 months if the land area is more than 5 hectares (ha), whereas, in case of lease for mining of area of less than 5 hectares, environment clearance will not be required.

Stressing on the planned development of cities Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav directed officials to give priority to construction of integrated townships for weaker and lower income group people.

The Bundelkhand package for Uttar Pradesh may be high on the agenda of every political party.

BANDA/CHITRAKOOT: Sunita's hands tremble as she picks up a heavy hammer to break a stone boulder in Narhari village, about 40 km from main Banda city.

The cities of the State will be given a facelift.

The Public Works Department (PWD) has faltered miserably in the implementation of Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) as it has so far utilised less than 10 per cen

There is a need to break yield barriers through multidimensional approch to achieve food security on a sustainable basis for the people of this country. Cooperatives can play an important role in this direction due to their proximity to farmers. The Indian Farmers' Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), since over the last four decades, is providing services to farmers and cooperatives through various programmes, besides ensuring fertilizers availability.