Several rivers in spate; Toll stands at 26; Crops damaged in 3.39 lakh hectares of land The flood situation remained grim in 12 districts of Bihar where an estimated 27.50 lakh people were affected
PATNA: Altogether 18 children were born blind in the arsenic affected blocks of Bhojpur district during the past three months, Bihar Health Minister Nand Kishore Yadav confirmed. The cause of the blindness was not yet known, but health department officials were in touch with ophthalmologists, he said.
The Kosi, bursting through its embankment at Kusaha in Nepal, has swung 120 km eastwards, changing the lives of thousands of people.
This is a region where, if you have survived the night, you are not likely to get your morning cup of tea because all milk-producing livestock is dead
Wet Runs: There are 32 ongoing water projects with private sector participation, as also 22 hydro power projects with private participation. Some 20 states are undertaking water sector reforms. Farm Woe: Net irrigated area in India is 55 mn ha against a net crop area of 142 mn ha. Fast Dwindling: Forest cover has gone down by 1,409 sq km between 2003 and 2005.