Bhopal: Three more debt-ridden farmers attempted suicide in Madhya Pradesh in the last 24 hours. Two of them died while the third is battling for life.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Shramik Adivasi Sangathan Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 12/08/2016 regarding illegal excavations by various private persons including contractors and violations of the Forest Conservation Act, 1980 in Harda, Betul and Khandwa Districts of Madhya Pradesh.

HISTORY OF THE CASE

Bhopal: In a unique initiative, Harda district administration has offered 25 paise more for a litre of milk, if villages from which it is sourced, are free from open defecation.

With a 35-year-old woman on Wednesday testing positive for the swine flu, the number of people infected by the H1N1 virus here in the new year has reached six, including the four persons who died.

Protesters demand Indira Sagar Dam water level be kept below 260 metres

The Jal Satyagraha or sit-in-water agitation by villagers affected by the Indira Sagar Dam entered its tenth day on Tuesday despite curfew and arrests. The agitation is currently in progress in six villages in the districts of Dewas, Khandwa and Harda. The protesters are demanding land in exchange for the land submerged and keeping the water level below 260 metres.

With arrest of another 125 oustees from Bichhola village of Harda district on Tuesday, the number of arrested jal satyagrahis from Khandwa, Dewas and Harda has crossed 1,000 mark in the three days.

Despite a crackdown on their jal satyagraha, the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) activists are undeterred by the arrests of villagers in the Narmada ghatti.

The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) will hold a jal satyagaraha (protesters sitting in water) in the Indira Sagar Dam from September 1.

Simultaneous protests will take place in Badkhalia, Mel Pipliya and Unwa villages in Khandwa, Dewas and Harda districts respectively.

Madhya Pradesh has emerged as one of the leading wheat procurement states in the country in the last five years, reflecting remarkable changes in the regional distribution and dynamics of the country's grain procurement landscape. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Harda Mandi, this paper describes the new systems and processes that have been implemented in the market yard and examines their effects on the mandi and key participants - farmers, traders, labourers, functionaries, and multiple state agencies.

While a ministerial committee began hearing grievances of oustees of the Omkareshwar dam in Madhya Pradesh, Narmada Bachao Andolan activists met President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday.

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