During the five year period, between 2006 and 2010, 5,838 farmers had been forced to commit suicide due to various reasons in Madhya Pradesh.
Six of them took the extreme step of ending their life due to debt burden.

Madhya Pradesh home minister Umashankar Gupta made this disclosure through a written reply in the state Assembly on Wednesday.

He was replying to a query by Congress MLA Tulsir

The state government has declared 135 tehsils of 37 districts as drought-hit. Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Anil Shrivastava issued notification to this effect on Wednesday. The list of drought-hit tehsils is as follows:

S.No. Name of District Name of Tehsils
1= Dhar = 1. Badnawar. 2. Dahi
2= Khargone = 1. Maheshwar
3= Badwani = 1. Pansemal 2.

Indore: Launched by the Madhya Pradesh Government with the objective of making the birth of a girl child a happy moment, a total of 79,726 girls have benefited under the Ladli Laxmi Yojana in Indore division so far.

This included 20,934 girls in Indore district, 16,824 in Dhar, 6,507 in Jhabua, 8,933 in Khargone, 8,572 in Barwani, 9,231 in Khandwa, 4,909 in Alirajpur, 3,816 in Burhanpur.


Facing protests over a plan to incinerate toxic waste of Union Carbide plant in Bhopal at a disposal unit at Pithampur, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has assured villagers that a study will be conducted and locals taken into confidence before a final view is taken.

To better preserve the green cover in the state, Madhya Pradesh forest department has decided to rope in tribals to protect some species of trees they have been worshipping for centuries.

The forest department has identified six species of trees which are worshipped as deities of their clans by bheel and bhilala tribes since time immemorial.

Chief Minster Shivraj Singh Chouhan chaired a meeting of State Wildlife Board here today which recommended setting up of National Dinosaur Fossil Park near Bagh in Dhar district. More than 100 dinosaur eggs were found in Bagh in Dhar district in the year 2006, which are estimated to be 6.5 crore to 7 crore years old. Besides, fossilised dinosaur nests have also been found in the district.

People in Indore and the adjoining Pithampur industrial area in Madhya Pradesh are protesting the incineration of Bhopal’s toxic waste near their homes. The waste disposal facility in Pithampur in Dhar district was completed recently. On March 18, the Madhya Pradesh state pollution control board allowed Ramky Enviro, the private company operating the facility, to start trial runs.

The State Government has recognised 36 tehsils as drought affected on the basis of norms laid down by it. For wide information to general public the Revenue Department has published a notice in this regard.

Despite the recent Supreme Court directive to dispose of the hazardous waste lying in the now-defunct Union Carbide Plant by putting it through an incinerator in Dhar district of the State, the trial runs for waste disposal flout environmental norms, activists claim.

The toxic waste is to be incinerated at the Common Transport Storage and Disposal Facility (CTSDF) at Pitampura in Dhar.

Orders rehabilitation of 900 families affected by Man dam for 12 years, tribal families displaced by Man dam in Madhya Pradesh have been fighting for rehabilitation. On August 11, the Indore bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court gave them relief by ordering the state to provide two hectares of agricultural land to adult sons of tribal families displaced by the dam. The judgement was