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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

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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

The aim of this study is to determine impact of water harvesting structures construction in recent past on inflow capacity of lake Fatehsagar, Udaipur.

Despite a 25 percent deficit in rainfall, a village in Udaipur still manages to fill up its water tanks to the brim. Shantanu Guha Ray finds out how

JAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday called upon the people to plant trees and nurture them to stop environmental degradation and make the ongoing