An action plan is being chalked out in the state for flood relief and rescue at the district level. If the flood situation arises in any district during the ensuing monsoon, the administration of the concerning district can act as per the action plan speedily and effectively. As many as 36 districts of the State have been identified as flood-prone.

The Spokesperson of Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee JP Dhanopia said that the whole state is now facing the water crisis and in the capital of state not only human beings but animals also haven't been getting water for three days.

In order to preserve and enhance greenery in Madhya Pradesh, a local Non Government Organisation (NGO) has been campaigning in this direction by distributing plants/seeds to common people since five years.

On the fifth-day of the seminar on Sustainable Strategies for Green Architecture held in the Energy Centre of MANIT on Friday, the session begun with a lecture from Lovleen Garg, who is a senior manager of the Navi Mumbai SEZ project.

An expert in the field of environmental planning, Garg concentrated on policies for green architecture, like green credits. He discussed sustainable planning of cities in the modern context, covering Indian cities like Gwalior and Jabalpur.

He mentioned the energy cycle and issues such as global warming.

Farmers of Gwalior-Chambal region, who were facing drought-like conditions for the last four year, this year are a happy lot as the rains have come in abundance. Due to heavy rains in Bhind district, rivers including Chambal, Bainsli and Kwari are in spate. The farmers here are happy as they would be able to do agriculture in a better way. They are preparing to sow kharif crops. However, the farmers who had completed sowing during light rains are a little worried. The heavy rains in Bhind district have claimed four lives and it is essential to provide relief to the kin of those killed.

The state government has ayed proposals for setting up three pharmaceutical units with an investment of Rs 275 crore in special economic zones at Indore and Gwalior. The Glenmark group would establish two units - Rs 175 cr - while Teva API India group would set up one over 29 hectares at Gwalior. The latter unit's products would be exported only and the group has three such pharma units in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, sources said today.

With the onset of monsoon in northern Madhya Pradesh, heavy rains lashed Gwalior division and other parts of the state. Although monsoon arrived in the state on time, good rainfall has so far been elusive with most parts receiving light rainfall. A regional meteorological department spokesperson said an upper air cycer built over northwestern Madhya Pradesh was causing rainfall. A cycer built over the Bay of Bengal was developing into a low pressure area following which good rainfall was expected.

Famous geologist Dr. M K Khanna said here that unsafe buildings in our country are more responsible for death than earthquake in our country. We cannot stop the earthquakes in future. But we can definitely limit the death and damage to buildings through earthquake resistant construction. Dr Khanna was addressing a workshop on disaster management organised here by the Science Centre, Gwalior in coordination with National Science and Technological Council, New Delhi.

In the series of Pre-Hault programmes of science express, a speech competition was organised by Science Centre Gwalior in the campus of Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Ratanpur. The students of class IX to XI participated in the programme and expressed their views and ideas on the topic 'Water Conservation'.

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