More than 300 commercial units in Madhya Pradesh are causing pollution by emitting harmful air and water effluents beyond the permissible limits, the State Pollution Control Board has said.

In reply to an RTI query, the State Pollution Control Board gave details of about 313 such industries which flouted standard pollution control norms during 2009-10.
170 such units are located in the industr

The Central Government will consider to including Bhopal, Jabalpur and Rewa under solar energy programme. The Central Government has already selected 60 cities in the country and Gwalior and Indore are included among them.

Vivek Trivedi | Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh Forest Minister Sartaj Singh and the heir to the erstwhile princely State of Rewa, Pushpraj Singh, are at loggerheads over land required to establish the proposed white tiger breeding cum rescue centre in Rewa.

Vivek Trivedi | Bhopal

Madhya Pradesh State Biodiversity Board is planning to establish biodiversity parks six districts of the State, with the aim for generating awareness among the public for significance and conservation of biodiversity. Proposals are also awaited for other districts of the State for establishing similar parks.

Irrigation, horticulture and land development works have been undertaken in 62.5 lakh hectare private land of reserved and backward class people in the State under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREG).

Horticulture, irrigation and land development works have been undertaken in 62.5 lakh hectare private lands of reserved and backward class people in the state under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme.

Intense heat wave swept across Madhya Pradesh with the state facing an impending potable water and power supply crises.

Mercury is on the rise in most Madhya Pradesh districts with the day temperature reaching 40 degrees celsius.

The districts of Satna, Rewa and Gwalior recorded temperature of 40 degrees which was seven to eight degrees above normal during the past 24 hours. Similar rise in temperature was recorded in Jabalpur, Sagar Unjjain and Chambal divisions.

The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), a human rights organization with a General Consultative status with the United Nations

The state government has sanctioned Rs 63 crore to Panchayat and Rural Development Department to undertake employment-oriented works in 38 districts, which have been affected by drought in the wake of scanty rainfall during 2009-10. Out of these funds, Rs 40 crore has been allocated by the office of Relief Commissioner to Panchayat and Rural Development Department as first instalment.

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