BIKANER: Wind power came to the rescue of Jodhpur Discom during the Northern and Eastern power grid failure, whereas the other Discoms had to wait until the power units at Kota, NTPC and power plants at Rana Pratap Sagar and Jawahar Sagar resumed supply.

"The power generated through wind energy put an end to the outage within two hours at the Jodhpur Discom on Tuesday, providing us with around 800-900 MW power. We immediately switched to wind power and resumed power supply at hospitals, PHED water pumps, railways, high court and administrative offices," A K Gupta, MD, Jodhpur DISCOM, said.

JAIPUR: The Supreme Court has allowed laying of underground water supply pipelines through the Chambal Ghariyal Sanctuary in Kota to provide drinking water to Bhilwara.

The World Bank-aided project worth Rs 1,363 crore would supply water to Bhilwara city from the Chambal river in Kota and would require an underground pipeline through the national wildlife sanctuary for 16 km.

JAIPUR: Monsoon has brought relief to farmers and officials of the Public Health and Engineering Department (PHED). Overflowing dams and natural reservoirs across the state indicate an end of water woes for next summer as well.