Among the other safety measures announced by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in his budget on Wednesday are increasing the number of trains to be escorted by RPF/GRP personnel to 3,500 and integration of the RPF helpline with the All-India Passenger Helpline.

As part of the Railways' green initiative, 2,500 coaches will be equipped with bio-toilets, 200 remote stations will be powered by solar energy, solar-lighting systems will be installed at 1,000 manned level crossing gates, and two bio-diesel plants will be commissioned at Raipur and Tondiarpet.

JAIPUR: The state government will receive Rs 630 crore as loan from French Development Agency (AFD) for Jodhpur water supply project, which is estimated to cost Rs 740 crore. The project aims to augment and extend the present system for meeting the water demand of Jodhpur city till 2029.

An MoU regarding this was signed between joint secretary, economic affairs, ministry of finance Prabodh Saxena and additional chief secretary PHED, government of Rajasthan in the presence of French Ambassador Francois Richier on Thursday in New Delhi.

An urban drinking water supply project worth Rs.740 crore will be launched shortly in Jodhpur — the second biggest city in Rajasthan — with loan assistance to be provided by L'Agence Française de D

Final touches being given in to draft document in Rajasthan
A draft document on integrated solid waste management through door-to-door garbage collection, transport, processing and cleaning in ten major towns of Rajasthan will shortly be submitted for approval to the State Government.

The State Urban Development Department is presently giving final touches to the document.

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AJMER: Forest department teams on Tuesday evening went deep into the jungles of the district where for the next 24 hours they will count the animals in the region.

Aquatic macrophytes in domestic wastewater treatment is receiving growing attention over last few years. Duckweed-based pond system my be a feasible option for organic matter and nutrient removal, particularly for country, like India where sunshine is available in plenty for photosynthesis.

Even as July is coming to an end, half the cities in the desert state are grappling with acute water crisis, forcing residents to bank on supply of drinking water from other parts of the state.

Having an ISO-14001 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) will help and enhance a firm's economic performance and at the same time will improve its environmental performance. The benefits of ISO-14001 lie in cost savings through energy consumption, raw material input, waste management, environmental impact reversal as well as an improved public image.

It would seem that India is quick to jump on a boat and then even quicker to sink it.

This paper attempts a preliminary assessment of indoor conditions and thermal comfort in a room coupled with direct evaporative cooler in four different climatic zones of India. A room in a building has been simulated to obtain diurnal hourly values of room air dry bulb temperature and relative humidity for the summer months of March, April, May and June in selected locations in (i) hot and dry, (ii) composite, (iii) warm and humid, and (iv) moderate climatic zones.