Tag Archives: Rajasthan

The silence of the sheep

He is a young and earnest doctor. Vasudev Garg is a vet working in the remote parts of Jaisalmer district. He is responsible for the wellbeing of animals in a radius of over 120 kilometers. He has no means of transportation to get to each of his patients. So the burden is on the herder to transport his animals to the hospital. Continue reading

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The desert’s relentless march

India’s desert lands are expanding. Recent satellite maps show, between 2003 and 2006, an alarming 32 per cent of India’s lands to be degraded and nearly 25 per cent to be desertified.

Of course Rajasthan is the worst hit. The Thar Desert has become bigger, extending from an area of 196,000 square kilometer in 1996 to 208,000 square kilometers at present. Continue reading

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