Malaria cases continue to rise in the western districts of the state. The number of cases recorded in three western districts was around 11,000 till last week, half of the total cases of 22,000 reported so far in the state.
"This year the number of cases reported in the state have increased due to heavy rain in the western districts.

Team from Delhi tours western Rajasthan to check the spread of diseases

DNA correspondent
After a sudden spurt of malaria reported from western Rajasthan for the past few weeks, teams of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) visited the area to take stock of the situation.
According to officials, a team led by BN Thapar, joint director at NVBDCP visited Barmer on Monday.

JAIPUR. Swine flu toll continued to swell in the state as three more deaths were reported in Ajmer and Udaipur on Friday. The official H1N1 toll since April now stands at 52.

Despite the government's efforts, the disease has continued to spread across the state and claim more lives. It has emerged as a major threat to pregnant women and children in the state.

P J Joychen | TNN

Jaipur: Despite the state government and Rajasthan High Court prohibiting any blockage or obstruction of a natural water channel in the state, the government itself is accused of violating the norms by allotting a marble slurry dumping site in the water channel of a valley near the under-construction Chitrakoot Nagar International Cricket Stadium in Udaipur.
The valley on

Jaipur: The swine flu menace continued its upward march in the state with 31 new cases being detected on Monday. The total number of H1N1 positive cases now stands at 448.
According to director, medical and health OP Gupta, no death has been reported in the state on Monday.

Udaipur: At a time when Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government in Rajasthan is struggling to provide foodgrain to thousands of families living below the poverty line, hundreds of tonnes of wheat and peas continue to rot because of FCI

Sunny Sebastian

JAIPUR: Soaring temperatures and a near total absence of surface water this summer have badly hit unusual customers in South Rajasthan -- the Indian flying foxes. Hundreds of them reportedly perished last week as the temperatures hovered around 45 degrees Celvsius in Banswara, Dungapur and Udaipur districts.

Investments in strong institutional arrangements in common property resources can contribute to better access to fodder and water for the poor livestock keepers. A strong institution and collective action has helped improve commons, thereby improving the livelihoods of poor livestock keepers in Udaipur region.

It was a death that could have been avoided. A landless labourer, Kishen Singh (45), died on Christmas day after going without food for five days in this south Rajasthan village. Neither he nor his wife Ganga, a job card holder under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, knew that they could demand work or avail unemployment benefits as a right under the NREGA.

This case study presents a forest rehabilitation initiative in the tropical dry forests in northwestern India. This project is undertaken by an Indian Non Government Organisation (NGO),
the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), in cooperation with the Forest Department and aims at improving the livelihood of tribal communities. The framework of the project is the