JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government, for the first time, is experimenting with scientific ways for maintaining land records in the state.

Under the national land records modernization programme, the settlement department has initiated a landmapping project with the use of Electronic Total Station (ETS) technique and is planning to later use satellite images and aerial pictures.

Rajasthan will soon accord the bio-diversity rich Jawai Bandh forests in Pali district the status of a conservation reserve.

JAIPUR: Rajasthan is at a higher risk of HIV transmission due to geographical and occupational reasons such as tourism, according to World Health Organisation.

WHO officials threw light on Rajasthan's status relating to HIV/AIDS at a press briefing on the second day of WHO's South East Asia Region's 64th session of the Regional Committee meeting here on Thursday.

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Jaipur: Things seem to be changing for the better in the mining sector in Rajasthan. The HC has refused to entertain the petition of one Balaji Minerals which wanted to continue its mining operations in the forest area near Niwai in Tonk district.
The Jaipur-based mining company had earlier obtained a stay against the government

Villagers in Paldi and Bhichi are on all-night vigil as the forest guards have failed them.

In the trial of 26 activists charged with planning to shut down UK's coal-fired power station

JAIPUR: Two case studies from Baran and Tonk districts of Rajasthan depicting the staggering impact of climate change on rural lives are going to be part of the testimonies to be presented at the Crown Court in Nottingham, United Kingdom, in the high-profile trial of 26 activists charged with planning

Alwar/Jaipur: The death of four labourers in an illegal mine in the Aravalli ranges in Alwar has exposed the inability of the state government to act against wanton excavations despite Supreme Court

Jaipur: Investigation by government officials into Re 1 being paid as wages to NREGA workers at Gudaliya village in Tonk district have brought to the fore large-scale anomalies.

To ensure the protection and conservation of wildlife, the state government has declared Bisalpur in Tonk district, Jodbeer in Bikaner district and Sundhmata in Jalore district as new wildlife sanctuaries in the state.
Stating this on the conclusion of the 56th Wildlife Protection Week on Thursday at the Jaipur Zoo, the state minister for forests and environment Ram Lal Jat said it was necessary