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Madhya Pradesh

Talking about fluorosis

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2001

Fishing in troubled waters

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2001
the Tawa dam, in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh (mp), tells a story of success where the people displaced chart their own rehabilitation by fighting for their water and land rights.

Time to act

Author(s): Mario
Issue Date: Feb 15, 2001
Why have you asked for changes in the Forest (Conservation) Act?

Fabric of nature

Issue Date: Feb 15, 2001

Self-help

Author(s): Mario
Issue Date: Feb 15, 2001
Participatory democracy is finally coming of age. At least in Madhya Pradesh (mp). A process that began with empowering the tribal people of Jhabua district in 1994 is culminating in Gram Swarajya for every person living in the 70,000-odd villages of mp .

Uttaranchal

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2001
WHILE the first chief minister of Uttaranchal was being sworn in at midnight on November 9, 2000, many leaders who fought for statehood swore to continue the struggle. "It is not over yet," summed up Kamla Pant, a leader at the forefront of the movement and member of the Uttrakhand Mahila Manch. "It is a state born bereft of rights over its own resources," she added.

Jharkhand

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2001
ON NOVEMBER 15, 2000 when the collective dream of some 22 million people for half-a-century rolled into reality, there was hardly anybody to celebrate. Jharkhand, India's youngest state and one of the richest, was born at midnight. Twenty minutes later, a new government was sworn in to chart out its destiny - a century after the legendary Birsa Munda's call for self-governance.

Pitching in for a pond

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2001
for the people of Mandsaur, Dewas and Dhar districts of Madhya Pradesh drought has been a daily scourge that they learnt to live with. They would wait endlessly for water trains, lock barrels of water to prevent theft and protest sporadically against the scarcity. The recent drought, however, has made the government adopt a novel scheme in which it involved the victims themselves in conserving their lifeline.

Relaxed conditions

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2001
the conditions relating to rejuvenation, replacement, restoration and renovation, which are a part of the Accelerated Rural Water Supply Programme of the Union government have been relaxed for drought-affected state of Madhya Pradesh. This has been done for the implementation of Rural Water Supply Programme, said Union minister of rural development, M Venkaiah Naidu.

Chattisgarh

Issue Date: Jan 15, 2001
RAIPUR'S air is euphoric. The secretariat, earlier the main civil hospital of the city, still smells of fresh paint. A huge cutout of chief minister Ajit Jogi overlooks its premises, while residents of Raipur eagerly debate the future of this natural resource-rich state and the opportunities it brings. The general belief is that there will be a change towards better governance.
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