The Supreme Court has expressed surprise over the Centre’s decision to reduce the radius of eco-sensitive zones from 10 kilometres to 100 metres, saying it appeared to be a “complete arbitrary exer

Government of India (GoI) began to roll-out Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT) in lieu of food rations provided through the Public Distribution System (PDS) in three Union Territories (UTs), i.e. Chandigarh (CDG), Puducherry (PDY), and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (DNH), in September 2015.

As many as 65 per cent of beneficiaries across the three union territories like Chandigarh, Dadra Nagar Haveli and Puducherry now prefer direct benefit transfer (DBT) over public distribution system (PDS), according to a new report.

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), Central Region has established 1772 ‘Ground Water Monitoring Wells’ (GWMW) in the Maharashtra State and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Out of which, 210 wells are either abandoned or not being monitored due to various unavoidable reasons.

Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday asked the states to pass necessary order to implement the ban on all forms of processed flavoured or scented chewing tobacco like gutka and zarda.

New Delhi : Karnataka has topped the first ever ranking of state governments on the basis of their performance and implementation of the midday meal scheme with a total score of 77.79 per cent, fol

Water is becoming a scarce natural resource and there is an urgent need to conserve it, says minister for water resources, Pawan Kumar Bansal. In conversation with Yeshi Seli, he points out that the objective of his ministry is to act as a catalyst in sensitising people on the need to use water judiciously and also to harvest it. Many states are actively following this now

shakuntala, 60, of Chamarpura village in Moradabad district in Uttar Pradesh continues to carry her traditional occupation of manual scavenging. She has no other alternative. On March 18, 2007, the