Murders are taking place over water in Madhya Pradesh, including the capital Bhopal, once known as the 'city of lakes'

Even as blood is being spilled over water here, parched Madhya Pradesh seeks divine help for rainfall with people trying every trick in their book to please the rain gods.

NREGA Survey 2008 was conducted in May-June 2008. It covered 10 districts spread over six North Indian States (Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh). The sample districts were Araria and Kaimur (Bihar), Surguja (Chhattisgarh), Koderma and Palamau (Jharkhand), Badwani and Sidhi (Madhya Pradesh), Dungarpur and Sirohi (Rajasthan) and Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh).

The experience of the Jagrut Adivasi Dalit Sangathan in Madhya Pradesh shows the power of grassroots organisational work in activating the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. Levels of NREGA employment in the Sangathan areas are as high as 85 days per household per year, and nearly half of all working households have got 100 days of work. They also earn the minimum wage.

The state government would establish 500 animal husbandry development centres in nine districts. These centres would be opened under a five-year project costing Rs 51 crore 95 lakh in Ratlam, Badwani, Dhar, Raisen, Sidhi, Satna, Panna, Ashok Nagar and Guna districts. The project would be conducted jointly by Veterinary Services and JK Trust. The state cabinet has okayed the decision to establish these centres on May 14 this year.

Vindhyan region is very rich in plant biodiversity because of its variety of geology, land shapes like plateau, plane, valley and hill areas. There are variety of climate and altitudinal variations compiled with varied ecological habitants.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is concerned primarily with significant environmental impacts. Environmental Assessments (EA) describes the whole process by which information about the environmental effects of a project is collected and assessed by the development before deciding whether to grant planning permission.

The power sector in Madhya Pradesh is all set to take a giant leap in the field of power generation in the years to come, as the recently concluded Khajuraho Global Investors

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