There are 12 "hot spots" in eight States where river water was found to be contaminated.

As part of the efforts for extension of irrigation facilities, the State Government has chalked out a plan for construction of 67 new reservoirs under a multi-purpose project for drought-affected areas in the State. This will bring an additional 1,000 hectare under irrigation apart from developing other facilities.

The most delectable hilsa, swore connoisseurs, were to be found in the rivers of Bangladesh. But silting and have changed that. They are moving towards the Ganga now. Read this special report by Down To Earth on hilsa's shifting homebase.

Burhanpur: Rs 4500 crore Tapti river mega recharge project will be launched in Burhanpur district with the cooperation of Maharashtra government. Three-day Tapti Mahotsava will be held every year with a view to bringing Burhanpur on the world tourism map. These announcements were made by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan while addressing Gharib Sammelan at Burhanpur today.