By Mohinder Verma

JAMMU, Aug 29: With no respite from the diarrhoea epidemic in the mountainous and vast Doda district mainly caused by contaminated water, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry is deputing its team to the district tomorrow to inspect water resources and suggest corrective measures to tackle the epidemic and prevent its recurrence in the future.

Authoritative sources told

Udhampur: With resentment brewing among residents of Doda and Kishtwar districts over not getting benefits from hydel projects functioning in their areas, the PDP has stepped up its campaign in this connection.

Foiling a smuggling bid, Forest Protection Force (FPF) have seized 86 Deodar scants (sleepers) in Doda district last evening.

Iftikhar Gilani

NEW DELHI, Jan 27: The Centre is planning to go ahead with constructing another mega power project on river Chenab in Doda district after the completion of Baglihar.

The crop productivity in Siwalik rainfed areas including kandi belt of Jammu and Kashmir is very low. To improve the agricultural productivity of these areas, a holistic approach through watershed management project was introduced in early 1990 to manipulate land and water resources more efficiently for better crop production.

JAMMU : Pradesh Janta Dal (Secular) expressed concern over the pending work of Bhadarwah-Chamba road despite the release of Rs 80 crores by the central government. As per a press release, its acting president Mast Nath Yogi alleged that since the announcement of the start of work on the said road, nothing so far has been done on the projects including the work on the Basholi road which is almost complete.

India's largest engineering and construction conglomerate L&T and state-owned National Hydro Power Corporation are working on forming a joint venture, even as the public sector firm received

The new National Mineral Policy (NMP) which seeks to ensure assured right in mineral concessions, envisages foreign direct investment of $2.5 billion annually. "FDI of about $2.5 billion per annum is expected in the mining sector from the fifth year of implementation of the new NMP,' mines minister Sis Ram Ola said.

Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has asked construction agencies and officers associated with infrastructure development projects to take the fullest advantage of the existing coordination between the central and the State governments leading to liberal funding and implement schemes in the shortest possible time for the benefit of people in all areas of the State.

A contingent of farmers from Doda, Ramban Kishtwar and Poonch districts was flaged off today by the Director of Agriculture, Jammu Vinod Bala Sharma to visit outside the state under 'Technology Missio