Issue Date: Nov 30, 1994
JUST as farmers in the dry districts of western Rajasthan were looking forward to a good harvest following the heaviest Irains in 2 decades earlier this year, a deadly disease - cerebral malaria - ran riot through the villages. All hopes of prosperity were dashed as hundreds of people were killed. In several cases, fever-stricken villagers were unable to even harvest standing crops.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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