Village Panchayat in Tamil Nadu Bans Tobacco Consumption
Setting an example for others to follow, the Varanavasi Village Panchayat
near Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu has imposed a ban on tobacco consumption among villagers .
Aghast over an ever-increasing trend of tobacco consumption, the village panchayat
unanimously passed a resolution to ban the e...
Chikungunya Scare in Orissa: 4 Die
...reasing day by day. All the affected persons are suffering from high fever and severe pain in limbs and joints," Bijay Paikray, Sarpanch of Kural gram panchayat
"We were under the impression that the disease will not lead to death. But we are shocked by the incident (death of the four person...
Where Children Lead the Sanitation Drive
...e material for construction of latrines, people would refuse to identify the place for putting them. But we persevered, organising rallies and holding panchayat
meetings until the message seeped in," she said.
Not one to let her guard down, even today Bhubaneswari randomly checks houses to see that toi...
Social Vaccine Is New Mantra To Fight AIDS
...nd discriminations faced by people living with HIV/AIDS", for which he emphasised the need to involve the peoples' representatives particularly at the panchayat
level in the rural areas.
The delegation interacted with elected representatives in the state and later met Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Tribals in the Brink of Extinction due to Malnutrition and Diseases
Accusing the administration of failing to provide basic healthcare, he claimed that doctors never visit the health centre at Gudugudia Gram panchayat
Debabrata Swain, director of the Similipal Tiger Reserve, agreed. "Whatever little healthcare is possible from our funds we provid...
Health Minister Happy With Work Done In Vizhinjam
...s at the Pulluvila primary health centre. Also fogging activities have intensified in the Kottukal area.
The Health Minister also asked the local panchayat
to take care of local issues like scarcity of safe drinking water and proper sanitation.
AIDS Control Programme to Focus on District Level
... bodies and the share of the UN and India will be decided after the appraisal," Rao told reporters.
"Under the programme, all authorities of the panchayat
Raj institutions and municipal corporations of all districts will be sensitised to join the fight against AIDS.
"The aim is to build partnership...
Centre Taking all Steps to Check Chikunguniya
... focus on elimination of all potential mosquito breeding places by taking up anti-larval measures.
The Minister urged voluntary organisations and panchayat
raj institutions to work together to check the disease.
Karnataka has registered the largest number of cases followed by Maharashtra and Andhra P...
Eight Persons Succumb to Chikun Gunya
...teps to contain the spread of the virus, vice chairperson of Mayuladumparai panchayat
union, Muthamizh Selvi Arivazhagan told PTI that majority members of the vi...
They were not provided proper medical facilities also, she said.
officials have also appealed to the District Administration to take immedia...
Kerala Govt To Adopt Orphaned Kids Of HIV Infected Parents
...The function, being organised by Cheruvathur Grama panchayat
to completely take care of the children's health, ...ng mooted the idea of adopting the children, Grama panchayat
president Munambath Govindan said today.
The ... near here, constructed at the initiative of Grama panchayat
Committee at a cost of Rs 9.50 lakhs nine months a...