Published: Monday 31 July 2000

Haryana government has set up a multi-discipline panel to identify long-term integrated strategies focusing on improved land, conservation and sustainable management of land and water resources.

At least a hundred thousand victims of the Bhopal gas disaster have not been given compensation, even after 15 years of the world's worst industrial catastrophe, according to the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan.

The Plastic Bag and Non-biodegradable Garbage Bill 2000, has divided the members of the select committee of the Delhi Legislative Assembly. The Bharatiya Janta Party and the Congress members of the committee cannot reach consent on what constitutes 'food'.

Concerned at the increase in smuggling of animal skin and the law enforcing agencies unable to catch the poachers, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to deploy 100 elephants who will be trained for catching poachers.

The proposed funding for Maheshwar dam in Madhya Pradesh might be withdrawn by two German companies.

The Maharashtra government is all set to tap wind energy. The state government has cleared projects having total capacity of 350 megawatts. A total of 21 sites have been allocated for wind farm projects.

A non-governmental organisation, Crew has reported that human pressure in Madhya Pradesh have posed a threat to the survival of tiger in its natural habitat.

The revenue department has decided to hand over its 741 hectares of ecologically sensitive high-altitude grassland terrain in Idukki district to the tourism department, to set up a tourism resort.

The government has constituted a task force to study the impact of the World Trade Organisation agreements on the fertiliser industry.

The Gujarat government has decided to privatise some vital schemes to complete them on time.

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