Issue Date: Aug 15, 2007
rains caused widespread destruction in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, Pali and Banswara districts, claiming more than 20
lives in the first week of July. Last year too the showers wreaked havoc in the drought-hit state (see 'Heavy weather', Down To Earth,
September 30, 2006). Mount Abu, the highest peak in the Aravalli Range recorded a maximum rainfall of 124 mm on July 10.
Heavy inflow of swollen rivers breached the 118-year-old Jaswant Sagar Dam in Jodhpur after being fed by swollen rivers, transforming a part of the
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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