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SARISKA was first declared a reserved area in 1955 through a notification issued under the Rajasthan Wild Animals and Birds Protection Act, 1951. Later, parts of it were declared a sanctuary and a

Controversy over Himachal limestone mining

The subject of limestone mining in ecologically fragile Himachal Pradesh has become a political football, with plans changing as governments change. Villagers are divided on

FOR THE first time in India's environmental history, a person was imprisoned for contempt of court in relation to the Sariska mining case. The Supreme Court-appointed committee had invited

Litigation against unscientific and environmentally dangerous mining activity brought Himachal Pradesh lime quarries into national prominence.

Scientists studying the evolution of the highest Himalayan peaks will soon announce the exact elevation of Mt Everest at present.

A Pune based research institute has developed a process that employs earthworms to remove impurities from waste water.

INCREASING the level of oxygen in blood could cure impotency in humans because it would stimulate production of nitric oxide, which causes penile tissue to relax and better engorge blood from the

Both government and voluntary agencies are helping to spread biogas technology, which can provide clean fuel and enriched manure as well as improve sanitation standards.

AS WOMEN in Rajasthan insist on being treated by only another woman, Jagaran is making an effort to recruit women as gunis. One much sought after woman herbalist is 42-year-old Laxmi Bai of Gamana

WHENEVER a dictionary of green terms is written, even if it is in English, it will contain at least one Hindi word. And that word is Chipko. The idea that people are prepared to hug trees to save

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