JAIPUR: In order to make the Ghat Ki Ghuni tunnel pollution free, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) will be installing twenty high speed ventilation fans. These fans will be imported from Germany.

A JDA senior official said, "After the tunnel will be made open for traffic, it is expected around 2500 vehicles will pass through it everyday resulted in heavy pollution. These fans will work as exhaust fan which will throw the tunnel air outside and bring fresh air from the tunnel inside."

JAIPUR: Natives of Panchayawala village woke up to panic a day after the area witnessed ammonia gas leak; the gas started leaking again on Tuesday morning from the storage tank of the same ice factory.

After the police officials, civil defense and fire department temporarily sealed off the leakage on Monday evening by inserting a wooden stick in the valve; the gas started seeping out again on Tuesday morning.

JAIPUR: With the monsoon approaching and farmers gearing up to sow their next crop, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) on Tuesday directed all officials concerned to keep a strict vigil during a review meeting of the ring road project.

A senior official present in the meeting said as the clouds of uncertainty continue to hover over the project, the JDA fears that even those farmers who had surrendered their lands have started tilling them and are preparing to sow seeds this monsoon.

JAIPUR: Climate change, the greatest global challenge, is already a reality for the farmers of Rajasthan. It is increasing the pressure on already scarce resources and if proper measures are not taken, migration towards the cities will soon reach new heights.

According to the Rajasthan State Action Plan on Climate Change (RAPCC) report by the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board prepared with the help of a multi-disciplinary team of experts from TERI with support from GIZ says, 'enough is already known to start action'. And more than the factual situation the action plan that the report suggests is a writing on the wall for farmers.

JAIPUR/ALWAR: After being pulled up by the Rajasthan High Court for failing to curb illegal mining, the Alwar police kicked off a campaign against the menace in Tapukada and Behror area late on Wednesday night. The authorities seized a large number of mining equipment and cordoned off a huge area where the illegal activities are being carried out.

The country’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp (HMCL) on Monday announced that the company will invest Rs 800 crore in Rajasthan for projects spanning across verticals like manufacturing, research and development (R&D) and a global sourcing hub.

“We will be setting up our fourth plant at Neemrana in Rajasthan. The company will invest Rs 400 crore for the plant, which will have an installed capacity of 7.5 lakh units per annum.

JAIPUR: The medical, health and family welfare department managed to achieve only 85.09% of target set for full immunization of infants against various diseases in the financial year 2011-12.

The latest figures released by the health department shows that nine districts have failed to touch even 80% of the set target.It shows that there are nearly 15% of children left out from fully being vaccinated against various diseases. The vaccination targets were fixed on the basis of birth rate of the district.

JAIPUR: Just five days after a labourer was killed and several others had a narrow escape in Harmara area, villagers alleged that unsafe mining practices have resumed in over 50 licensed stone mine

JAIPUR: In bid to decrease its carbon footprint and to conserve groundwater in the city, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) plans to have a rainwater harvesting system on the 9.8-km route (Man

JAIPUR: A division bench of Rajasthan High Court has called for a report from the state government following allegations of non-compliance of the provisions of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagjost