Owing to the alleged indifferent attitude of the public health authorities, residents of almost all villages and major towns in the district are being forced to drink contaminated water.

Sushil Manav

The Haryana Government

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bonn, Germany, has registered a clean development management (CDM) project titled

The scorching sun and the soaring mercury is not only making life difficult for human beings, even plants are finding the heatwave too much for their survival.

Sprouts of cotton of many farmers in this district have withered away due to the heatwave prevailing in the area during the past one week.

Many others have decided to delay sowing as they see no let-up in the weather conditions.

Sirsa afforestation project gets CDM certification eight remote villages of Haryana have entered the global carbon market. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (unfccc) registered an afforestation project on the degraded land of these villages as the world

Although the Union Finance Minister in his 1999 budget speech declared the 1999-2000 as the year of the Gram Sabha, adequate efforts were not made to enforce the declaration excepting in a few states like West Bengal and Kerala. The culture of not holding GS meetings got wide currency because the elected bodies and officials wanted to implement various developmental programmes in secrecy.

Sirsa: With farmers still busy in harvesting their crops, candidates of different parties concentrated on campaigning in urban areas of the Sirsa (reserved) parliamentary constituency today. INLD candidate Sita Ram, who has been campaigning for the past two weeks now, concentrated on a door-to-door campaign in his native town Dabwali today.

A two-day conference of the state unit of the All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) concluded here yesterday. It was attended by over 200 delegates from various districts of the state.

According to a release issued by the AIKS, 22 delegates took part in a discussion on the report of the past three years

The purpose of the small-scale A/R CDM project activity are: to earn carbon credits from growing of trees to be planted, under the CDM provisions of Kyoto Protocol; to help in mitigation of global warming by planting trees for sequestration of atmospheric

The detection of cases of dengue in some new areas of the state has become a cause of concern for the health authorities.

Dengue, which is spread by the bite of aedes mosquitoes, was common in the national capital region of the state till recent years.

However, this year several other districts of the state like Fatehabad, Sirsa, Bhiwani and Hisar have come under its grip.

Tohana town in Fatehabad district has been the worst hit where as many as 87 cases of suspected dengue have been detected this year.