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.

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.

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh is reeling under intense heat with the mercury rising to 43 degrees Celsius at the world-renowned tourist destination Khajuraho, Tikamgarh, Khandwa and Datia.
Just like last month, this month began with hot weather. During the week, day temperature hovered between 40 and 43 C in most places. Night temperature is also much above normal.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged the Central government for inclusion of Tikamgrh, Chhatarpur, Datia, Sagar and Satna districts in the special category under farm loan waiver scheme so that other farmers of this drought affected districts could also be reasonably benefited under the scheme. Chouhan has written a letter to the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh urging him to advise the Union Finance Ministry in this regard.

1,06,421 women have been extended benefit of Janani Suraksha Yojana launched in the state for promoting institutional delivery.