Udhampur: As many as 47 hamlets of Udhampur district are yet to be electrified.

To extend the green cover in and around Udhampur town, the district police , in collaboration with the Forest Department and the Civil Defence Organisation, Udhampur, launched a sapling plantation drive at Government College for Women (GCW) here today.

A diagnostic survey was conducted in rice growing areas across different blocks and districts of Jammu region, viz. Jammu, Kathua and Udhampur, for identification of N, P and K imbalance through DRIS (Diagnosis and Recommendation Integrated System), taking 121 sets of plant samples data composition and corresponding yields.

Department of Horticulture, Udhampur has organised an awareness camp under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana today.

District Development Commissioner Ajay Khajuria, was the chief guest while JL Sharma presided over the function as Director Horticulture.

As many as 200 orchardists of different blocks of the district participated in the camp.

Udhampur: Under the Operation Green, the Udhampur police initiated a plantation drive in the District Police Lines (DPL), Udhampur, today.

Udhampur : Epidemic-like situation broke out in Majalata tehsil of Udhampur due to supply of contaminated drinking water and has so far claimed two lives while as a number of people have been admitted to hospitals and primary health centres.

Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur, Ajay Khajuria today deputed a tehsildar to the affected villages.

Udhampur: Demanding action against officers of the Agriculture Department responsible for the failure of the maize crop, social activists and dissident Congress leader RS Pathania has alleged that sub-standard and eaten up maize seeds were distributed among farmers of the Majalata area of Ramnagar .

More than 150 structures, including some residential houses and government buildings, were reportedly partially damaged in an earthquake of moderate intensity that rocked Doda and Kishtwar districts in the intervening night of May 19 and 20. While the earthquake was mild in Doda district, Chatroo, Dharabshalla, Sarthal and Saroor areas of Kishtwar district witnessed the main impact of the quake.

Udhampur: President of the PDP Mehbooba Mufti today warned to launch a mass movement if unfair water-sharing agreements were not scrapped and Dulhasti as well as Salal hydroelectric projects were not handed over to the state.

Komal Amit Gera / New Delhi/ Chandigarh April 20, 2009, 0:05 IST

Pesticides manufacturer Insecticides (India) Limited would commission its new plant at Udhampur near Jammu by August this year. The facility is coming up at an investment of Rs 5 crore.