RAGHUNATHPUR (Purulia), 25 MARCH: While chief minister Mr Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, stressed setting up an industrial hub in Purulia district, which is a

DVC places order; negotiations with NTPC not successful.
Coal import has become critical for the power sector due to the widening demand supply gap in thermal coal.

Coal India Ltd's plan to enter into thermal coal import business is yet to find many takers in the power sector.

Tenughat dam is set to release 65,000 acre feet water in two phases to Bengal against its request for 75,000 acre feet to help feed dry irrigation canals in the neighbouring state.

Though the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) has reduced discharge of water considerably today, the flood situation in five districts mainly Hooghly and Howrah remained grim. State finance minister today said three more people died of floods yesterday taking the total toll to six.

At least five people have died and over 1,000 villages across south Bengal have gone under water following heavy rain and discharge from reservoirs.

Hooghly appears the worst hit, with almost half of the estimated 15 lakh flood victims living in that district.

Studies on physico-chemical parameters of underground mine water, OCP direct discharge water and sump water of Urimari, Sayal 'D' Block, Khas Karanpura area and Bhurkunda area of South Karanpura Coalfield of Central Coalfields Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited were carried out in 2004-05 and 2005-06 in all the three seasons, namely summer, monsoon and winter.

Petition addressed to the President of India for immediate stop to 31 new Karanpura opencast coal mines in the upper Damodar Watershed in Jharkhand affecting a million people in 200 villages over an area of 300 sq km of agricultural and forest lands.

The study of land-use pattern using remote sensing is a popular tool for researchers after the advent of high-resolution multispectral imagery.

Ranchi, June 2: Villagers and activists across the state worshipped rivers today and took oaths not to pollute them.

Villagers also promised to save other water bodies, which are fast drying up due to various reasons, thus contributing to the depletion of sources of ground water.

The state government today said Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) and thermal power plants in the Damodar Valley are the biggest contributors to the polluted Damodar and asked them to clean-up their act.