Demographers, social activists and concerned citizens came together here on Sunday to deliberate on the sharp decline in child sex ratio in Rajasthan, as revealed in the 2011 Census figures, and resolved to take drastic steps to check the disappearance of girl child by establishing her value in the society and completely stopping female foeticide.

The occasion was a State-level workshop organis

JAISALMER: Amid the rolling sand dunes and the flourishing tourism in the desert district of Jaisalmer, the rapid spread of HIV is casting dark shadows.

Currently, Jaisalmer is categorised as one of the low-risk areas but the rapid increase in HIV prevalence is threatening to take the desert district among the list of high-risk ones.

As per official records, Jaisalmer falls under the D categ

Deputy chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday assured adequate funding from the Centre to end water scarcity in Rajasthan, particularly in the border districts including Jaisalmer and Barmer.

Ahluwalia along with Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot was on a daylong visit to the water project sites in Jaisalmer district and took stock of the ongoing work.

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The much talked about re-introduction of the Asiatic cheetah may have to wait with the authorities in Rajasthan, both political and administrative, expressing reservations over the location identified for the purpose in Jaisalmer district.

A visit by Union Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh to Jaipur this weekend did not help speed up the move.

ALWAR/JAIPUR: Despite the fate of the Cheetah project in the Shahgarh Bulge in Jaisalmer uncertain, the state can still hope to be a home for the cheetah.

And this time, the animal could come to the grasslands near Rawatbhata in Hadauti.

Union minister of forest and environment Jairam Ramesh assured that the cheetah would come to state.

JAIPUR: After making it to the hall of shame with one of the lowest child sex ratio in the country, the Census data for the district and sub-districts is likely to be disclosed on Monday.

These figures while presenting a nuanced picture of the state will also help in identifying the problem regions.

According to Census 2011, in Rajasthan, the population of children between 0 to 6 years stand

A high level Archeological Survey of India (ASI) delegation is in Jaisalmer to explore the possibility of developing a modern sewerage system near Sonar Kella to provide stability to the historical monument.
ASI additional director Pravin Srivastava is heading the delegation which held a meeting with officials from various departments.
Representative of World Watch Monument Amita Beig, d

Malaria cases continue to rise in the western districts of the state. The number of cases recorded in three western districts was around 11,000 till last week, half of the total cases of 22,000 reported so far in the state.
"This year the number of cases reported in the state have increased due to heavy rain in the western districts.

Anindo Dey | TNN

Jaipur: The proposal to revive the extinct cheetah population in the country has received a setback with some quarters opposing the animal

Team from Delhi tours western Rajasthan to check the spread of diseases

DNA correspondent
After a sudden spurt of malaria reported from western Rajasthan for the past few weeks, teams of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) visited the area to take stock of the situation.
According to officials, a team led by BN Thapar, joint director at NVBDCP visited Barmer on Monday.

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