The NGT October 14 directed a fresh district survey report (DSR) for sand mining in Banka district of Bihar.

An application filed in the NGT said that an interim district survey report (DSR) was prepared for sand mining in Banka district in the year 2018 but that was never finalized.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Aman Kumar Singh Vs State of Bihar & Others dated 22/08/2016 regarding Environmental Clearances (ECs) dated 04/03/2016 granted by the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Bihar, (SEIAA) for 19 Sand Mining Projects in favour of M/S Mahadev Enclave Private Limited on the rivers Chandan, Badua, Cheer, Sukhiya and Odhni in Banka District of the State of Bihar.

Banka: With a view to making the state self-dependent on power, decks are being cleared for the establishment of 4000MW thermal power plant, a joint venture of Bihar Mega Power Limited (BMPL) and P

Patna : The Bihar government on Wednesday declared drought in 33 of the 38 districts as the state has received 668.6 mm rainfall as against the annual average at 892.2 mm — a deficit of 28 per cent

The meeting of the Programme Approval Board Mid-Day Meal to consider the Annual Work Plan & Budget 2013-14 in respect of state of Bihar was held on 23.04.2013 at New Delhi.

Bird flu or avian influenza is threatening Bihar's poultry industry and an SOS has been sent to the central government on tackling the deadly H5N1 virus as the state lacks the resources to do so, a Bihar minister said.

The SOS was sent after the Bhopal-based High Security Animal Disease Laboratory (HSADL) attributed the deaths of a number of crows across the state to the H5N1 virus, Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh said.

Shoumojit Banerjee

PATNA: In a move to bolster Bihar's public health standards, the State government on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.