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Ranchi, Jan. 3: Kalawati Oraon is still living a dream.
She has clean potable water on her doorstep, something she never had for her entire 38-year-old life.
Till a few months ago, Kalawati, with other women of hilly Kothi Tola village in Keredari block, some 80 km from Hazaribagh, trekked down hilly pathways in search of water.

Today, her trekking days are history.

THE country

The Himachal Pradesh Cabinet, which met here on Monday, approved a revised bid document for privatisation of all hydel projects above five megawatt capacity. It also gave a green signal to the power department to invite bids for 18 new hydel projects.

The Punjab government

May 27: Environmentalists are up in arms over the encroachment of wetlands. They maintain that wetlands serve to neutralise the toxins discharged through industrial effluents and domestic sewage, before letting the water
percolate down into the earth to replenish aquifers.

Mon, 2008-08-25 15:05

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