India

 
Published: Wednesday 15 November 1995

Asia's biggest forestry project - the Rs 795 crare Madhya Pradesh forestry project - has been launched on October 16 in the state. The main aims of the project are to conserve biological heritage, increase the for-st cover and the productivity of the forest$.

As part of theLovt your Forese programme, the dense jungles of Mahsal in the Daugs district of Gujarat will be thro%m open to tourists. The Dang jungles have over 85 species of panthers and other wildlife.

Consequent to the mine disaster at Dhanbad, Bihar the Bharat Coking Coal Limited authorities are evacuating all inhabitants in be area as the possibility of leakage of poisonous gases like carbon monoxide and methane and large-scale submergence were strong.

Village to& can now look forward to many more doctors in their midst with rural service for aperiod of three years made compulsory for all medical graduates. This war the outcome of the fourth conference of the Central Council for Health and Family Welfare held in New Delhi on October 13.

Pant, which is fast emerging as the centrelor Indias progressive farming techniques, will host the biennial kisan expo to be held from December 13-17. The expo will focus on pesticides, new agricultural implements and horticulture.

Thapar DuPont Ltd, desperate to 80 a toe-hold in India, has submitted The Environment Impact Assesu study of the proposed Rs 625 crew plant site at Gummidipoondi. The report was forwarded to the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board on October 16 at Madras.

As part of the policy to eradicate child tabour, a 'Food for Education Programme'lias been suggested by G Venkata Swami, the Union labour minister. One kg of cereal a day will be given to the family of a child tabourer if the child is taken off hazardous jobs and sent to school.

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