Amita Verma
Sept. 6: Film actor turned politician Raja Bundela will take out a "padyatra" from Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh to Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh in November to press for the demand for creation of a separate Bundelkhand state.

Atiq Khan

LUCKNOW: In a region notorious for its feudal mindset, where remnants of erstwhile aristocracy still rule the roost, an eight-page weekly, Khabar Lahariya is a ray of hope. It has created awareness among the oppressed and deprived sections of the Chitrakoot and the Banda districts in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh.

Immense pressure from the Centre and state government

Kol tribals in Patha region of Chitrakut district (Uttar Pradesh) have taken a big step forward in exposing the corruption which prevents the benefits of various government schemes from reaching them.

LUCKNOW: Lucknow is among the 11 other districts of Uttar Pradesh that have been declared drought-hit by the State Government taking into account the rainfall quotient and the ratio of kharif sowing. The ten other districts are Chitrakoot, Etawah, Bulandshahr, Kaushambi, Pilibhit, Muzaffarnagar, Kushinagar, Jhansi, Bijnor and Mirzapur.

Environmental pollution study was undertaken in the stone crushers of Chitrakoot area, U.P., to assess the dust exposure risk in stone crushers. The stone available in the area is igneous rock based granite.

For as long as they can recall, Kol tribals in the Chitrakut district of Uttar Pradesh, depended on the forest for food and livelihood. The jungle was an old and trusted friend yielding nutritious mahua, anvla and chiraunji. Tribals could earn money by selling such forest produce and by plucking tendu leaves. But since the last five years, this tried and tested support system is crumbling.

Atiq Khan Nearly 99 lakh families living below the poverty line (BPL) in Uttar Pradesh can look forward to getting quality medical care under the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) in hospitals of their choice, including private nursing homes, from this coming July 1. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed between the Union Government and the UP Government on Friday. The signatories to the MoU were the Director-General, Union Labour and Employment Ministry, Anil Swaroop, and Principal Secretary in the State Rural Development Department, J. N. Chamber.

At least 124 persons were killed in various accidents across Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday night when a duststorm, accompanied by a short spell of rain, lashed through several parts of the state, according to official sources.

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