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Jaipur: Unregulated legal mining and rampant illegal mining in Rajasthan is systematically destroying forests, devastating the Aravallis, playing havoc with the environment and water resources of the state.

Mohammed Iqbal

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Gramin Bank has been chosen to implement a pilot project on

Rajasthan is the pioneer state in the country where the Panchayati Raj System was introduced on October 2, 1959. At present there are 3058 women Sarpanch and 27000 women Panch in Rajasthan.

Long treks across arid stretches for a pitcher of water are becoming a thing of the past as water-harvesting projects are transforming the landscape of Rajasthan. Sarbjit Dhaliwal on how a report in The Tribune brought about a change in the water deficit Sikar-Alwar belt

Medicinal plants play a vital role in providing health care to human beings since the dawn of civilization. It is evident that the Indian people have tremendous passion for medicinal plants and they them for wide range of health related applications. Therefore, an attempt was made to explore indigenous practices using medicinal plants followed by rural women of Rajasthan for health security.

Medicinal plants play a vital role in providing health care to human beings since the dawn of civilization. It is evident that the Indian people have tremendous passion for medicinal plants and they them for wide range of health related applications. Therefore, an attempt was made to explore indigenous practices using medicinal plants followed by rural women of Rajasthan for health security.

Sukhdev Singh, 30, a contract labourer from village Kharakha in Sikar district in rural Haryana was desperate to get married. His parents, Hasan Ram and Ranu Bai, had tried to find a match for him but after seven fruitless years they finally gave up. The reason for the shortage of brides lies in Haryana's sex ratio which is acutely skewed with 861 females for every thousand males. In other words, out of every hundred males, 14 would be unable to find a bride. The brunt of this problem is felt the most by poor, rural males.

The Rajasthan Government on Thursday declared 2,381 villages in 10 districts as scarcity-hit following extensive damage to rabi crops caused by frost and cold wave earlier this year. The maximum number of 1,722 such villages are in Jaipur, followed by 249 in Sriganganagar, 178 in Jhalawar, 103 in Tonk, 43 in Nagaur, 29 in Jodhpur, 25 in Sawai Madhopur, 14 in Bikaner, 13 in Sikar and five in Jaisalmer.

The unseasonal rains with dust storm in Rajasthan in the last three consecutive days have damaged the harvested crops. In the last 24 hours, 12 mm rainfall was recorded in Sikar district, followed by 4.6 in Jodhpur and 4.2 in Barmer district respectively, according to the Met department. The considerable drop in maximum temperature in entire the state have brought back chill in the air. The mercury is expected to remain low in the coming days even during daytime, met office department said.

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