The health traditions in which much of the practices are local and community specific are known as Local Health Traditions (LHTs).

Litter production varied greatly with plantation age and stem density in E. camaldulensis being high in 12-year old plantation. Lowest litter production was in 4-year old plantation. Bimodal pattern of litter fall was observed in younger plantation where, two peaks of varied intensity were observed in summer and winter.

The Union Ministry for Water Resources has directed the Rajasthan Government to provide land to 2,457 Pong Dam oustees in catchment areas of the Indira Gandhi canal.

The decision to this effect was taken in the 14th meeting of a high-powered committee constituted on the directions of the Supreme Court, which conducted in Jaisalmer on Monday.

The effects of Acacia tortilis, Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Dalbergia sissoo and Tecomella undulata based windbreaks, varying in their morphological characters, were assessed on wind regimes of downwind/leeward side on farmers' field in Jaisalmer district of arid Western Rajasthan.

Aug. 19: The Delhi government is planning to acquire land in the desert areas of Rajasthan to set up solar power plants in its efforts to boost availability of power in the city.

JAIPUR: It was a day for open schooling in Jaisalmer after an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 on the Richter scale shook the desert town early on Thursday morning. The world famous Golden Fort of Jaisalmer developed cracks and so the children of the Government Middle School functioning from the Fort premises were asked to stay away for taking their examinations.

Jaisalmer: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on Richter scale at Mokla near Indo-Pak border on Thursday gave a blow to the 853-year-old Jaisalmer Fort, the only fort in the country with people living in it. The walls of the fort were damaged, raising concerns about the architectural marvel

environment Jaipur halts limestone mining The Rajasthan government has denotified the region in and around Jaisalmer for limestone mining. Though the reason behind denotification is not clear, the move comes days after the government rejected applications by leading cement companies for mining lease in the region. Companies such as Mangalam Cement, Sanghi Industries, Birla Cement

The Rajasthan Government has sanctioned Rs.88 crore for a new lift scheme to supply drinking water to rural areas in the desert districts of Jaisalmer and Barmer. The lift scheme will carry waters from the Indira Gandhi Canal to 177 villages in Jaisalmer district and 403 in Barmer.The scheme, originating at Pokhran, would get 90 cusecs of water from the canal head in Nachna. A pumping station at Tota village will lift the water and it will flow ahead by natural gravity. According to an official release here, the scheme's route has been set through Phalsoond and Balotra to reach Siwana.

The Rajasthan Government on Thursday declared 2,381 villages in 10 districts as scarcity-hit following extensive damage to rabi crops caused by frost and cold wave earlier this year. The maximum number of 1,722 such villages are in Jaipur, followed by 249 in Sriganganagar, 178 in Jhalawar, 103 in Tonk, 43 in Nagaur, 29 in Jodhpur, 25 in Sawai Madhopur, 14 in Bikaner, 13 in Sikar and five in Jaisalmer.

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