Dhanbad, Sept. 18: Call it a small

Jamshedpur, Sept. 15: Pollution has been a cause of concern for people for some decades now, but few steps have been taken to control it.

Tata Motors Limited today organised a seminar on carbon emission reduction as part of an awareness campaign at Management Training Centre in Telco today.

S.B. Borwankar, the plant head of Tata Motors at Jamshedpur, was the chief guest and he called for an urgent need to reduce the green house gas emissions for the benefit of future generation.

Jamshedpur, Sept. 15: The East Singhbhum administration has sent a proposal to the government requesting for the gradual introduction of emission norms for passenger vehicles in the steel city.

The district transport department (DTD), after receiving a request from the district environment committee, recommended the implementation of Euro-III, followed in 11 cities in the country


Ranchi, Sept. 10: Illegal mining is a symbol of hunger


Rescue team members and BCCL officials outside the Godhar mines near Dhanbad on Monday. Picture by Gautam Dey

Dhanbad, Sept. 8: A fire broke out late last evening at Kusunda colliery, about 9km from Dhanbad, forcing 400 families to be evacuated from near the open-cast mine belonging to Bharat Coking Coal Limited.

Senior BCCL officials at the spot said it would take at least four to five days to douse the raging flames hardly 500km from the busy NH-32 that connects the coal belt town to Bokaro.

Giridih, Sept. 7: East Singhbhum


Posers on canal project

Jamshedpur, Sept. 7: Four large and medium irrigation projects of the state water resources department in Kolhan have failed to take off in the absence of land clearance from the forest department.

While the Sunwa, Jharjhara and Natki projects fall under West Singhbhum, the Suru project is located in Seraikela-Kharsawan. When complete, these projects would provide irrigation facilities to more than 20,000 hectares in the two districts.

Jamshedpur, Sept. 5: BJP legislator from Jamshedpur (west) Sarayu Roy today served an ultimatum to the state government asking them to start the Mango drinking water project by September 20.

The water project has been hanging in balance for the past three years.

Jamshedpur, Sept. 4: The list of the displaced under the Subernarekha Multipurpose Project (SMP) is all set to swell with the state government deciding to initiate fresh survey for identifying the beneficiaries who had been left out after the earlier process.

At present, around 14,000 people have found a place in the development books that were prepared by the water resources department. After the first survey done in 1985, only 10,000 people were included in the development books. However, protest from villagers forced the government to initiate new surveys in the region.

The forestland in Joblakocha that was cleared for cultivation. Telegraph picture

Jamshedpur, Sept. 4: Sabars and Birhors, who would hunt and make ropes for a living, have now taken to agriculture.

With the help of an NGO, Socio Economic and Education Development Society (SEEDS), Sabar and Birhor tribes in Joblakocha and Tumangkocha villages at Mosabani in East Singhbhum district have started growing plants within an area of 7 hectares.