MANDLA: Tiger corridors and its habitat around famous Kanha National Park is threatened by unabated mining of dolomite in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh- located 466 km south-east of Bhopal. Mining has reached to areas about 0 meters from the forest limits in some cases, said sources.

Mandla has one of the best quality dolomite reserves in the country and several mining companies are active in the area. While the forest department wants immediate closure of nearly 60 mines operating in the region, administrative officials have turned a blind eye to the proposal terming that mining operations will continue till expiry of lease. Mining permissions were issued before the new forest conservation Act came into force, say officers in the mining department.

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam today launched the Madhya Pradesh government’s Atal Jyoti Abhiyan aimed at providing round-the-clock quality power supply in the district.

The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to buy 700 Mw power annually from the proposed Chutka nuclear power project.

The progress of the project took a hit when people from nearby villages refused to accept the land acquisition notices sent to them by the government. The protesters are likely to assemble on August 19 to register their strong objection over the project, which, they say, would adversely affect every village that falls under the scheduled area. The project site, according to reports, falls under an earthquake-prone zone, a condition many say could result in a disaster similar to the Fukushima nuclear reactor incident.

A Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Monday took several important decisions, including uninterrupted power supply in the state and top-level coaching to player

In the face of intense protest from tribal villages of the Mandla district, the Madhya Pradesh government on Monday decided to buy 700 megawatts (Mw) of power from the proposed Chutka nuclear power project.

The villagers, however, refused to accept land acquisition notices and said they would assemble on August 19 to protest against the project. Villagers have intensified their protest against the project as they have not yet been informed about its radiation risk.

Bhopal: The State Government will launch a drive for purification and conservation of state’s lifeline Narmada River. Rs. 1298 crore 27 lakh are estimated to be spent on the drive in two phases.

Chief Secretary Avani Vaish has instructed at a meeting at Jabalpur to give special priority to the construction of rural roads and buildings of schools and Anganwadis in the districts covered by I

Bhopal : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan in New Delhi and urged her not to ban tourism in sanctuaries and tiger reserves, offi

Bhopal : A three-day regional technical workshop on making Green India Mission more effective was held at Jabalpur recently.

The State Government has allotted 1 lakh 87 thousand 193 metric tonne food-grains for the BPL consumers in all the districts. This allotment will be distributed in July and August.