An Indian poultry breed, called Kadaknath is native to Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh.
The breed is famous for its black meat known for its quality, texture and flavour.

With a view to empowering adolescent girls, a 'Sabal Yojna' is being implemented in 15 districts of the state. The State Cabinet has sanctioned the Yojna on February 7 at its meeting. Under the Yojna, living standard of the adolescent girls will be improved with paying attention on their health and ensuring nutrition meals.

The state government has declared 135 tehsils of 37 districts as drought-hit. Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Anil Shrivastava issued notification to this effect on Wednesday. The list of drought-hit tehsils is as follows:

S.No. Name of District Name of Tehsils
1= Dhar = 1. Badnawar. 2. Dahi
2= Khargone = 1. Maheshwar
3= Badwani = 1. Pansemal 2.

Indore: Launched by the Madhya Pradesh Government with the objective of making the birth of a girl child a happy moment, a total of 79,726 girls have benefited under the Ladli Laxmi Yojana in Indore division so far.

This included 20,934 girls in Indore district, 16,824 in Dhar, 6,507 in Jhabua, 8,933 in Khargone, 8,572 in Barwani, 9,231 in Khandwa, 4,909 in Alirajpur, 3,816 in Burhanpur.


Implementation of the prestigious rural connectivity road scheme of the state government with construction of gravel roads in all 50 districts has begun. In the first phase of the scheme, construction process of 2700 roads has started. Under the scheme, 2676 roads with a length of 6118 km will be constructed. This will link more than 3200 villages which had so far no approach roads.

To better preserve the green cover in the state, Madhya Pradesh forest department has decided to rope in tribals to protect some species of trees they have been worshipping for centuries.

The forest department has identified six species of trees which are worshipped as deities of their clans by bheel and bhilala tribes since time immemorial.

Even States that claim to have impressive economic growth report severe under-nutrition and high infant mortality, particularly among their tribal populations.

At an anganwadi centre in Satna district in Madhya Pradesh.


Forest cover in Madhya Pradesh is diminishing, but the Forest Department is yet to act on the suggestions received from field officials.

Conservator of Forest Azad Singh Dabas, who was earlier posted in Betul was transferred around a year ago for raising the issue of diminishing forest cover in the State.


The Madhya April 2: The Madhya Pradesh government has a lot to answer about the malnutrition crisis, which acquired a serious dimension after it had been reported that 43 children had died of malnutrition between October and December 2009 in the Meghnagar block of Jhabua district in western Madhya Pradesh.

Bhopal: Union Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath has held the state government responsible for the deaths of 43 children in Jhabua late last year.

Ms. Tirath was on a visit to the tribal dominated district to review the aftermath of the alleged malnutrition deaths of 43 children in just two villages of the district.