Ranchi, March 31: Jharkhand High Court today directed the state government and Nagarjuna Constructions, a private company, to furnish a status report on laying of pipelines in Giridih for supply of drinking water.

A Delhi-based company, Urja Global Ltd (UGL), has expressed willingness to set up a 100MW capacity thermal power plant in the state with an environment friendly technology that will ensure zero carbon emission.

Executives of the company today called on the energy department officials to begin the process of signing an MoU with the state for setting up the plant.

Jamshedpur, Jan. 5: Jharkhand has recorded an increase in forest cover by 172 sqkm, a feat made possible by local villagers and, surprisingly, Maoists, whose presence deterred widespread tree felling that has been the norm in certain remote areas.

- 300 NREGA permits lying with forest department
Jamua (Giridih), Sept. 3: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) has reached every village in Giridih. But the question villagers are asking these days is where are their job cards.

The NREGS week has worked wonders for Giridih.

For the first time, all villages of the district got covered under the rural job scheme. This probably makes Giridih the first district in the state that can boast NREGS projects in all its revenue villages.

The NREGS week was observed from August 25 to 31.

At a time when Jharkhand along with the rest of the country is battling drought, Giridih

The principal chief conservator of forest has sent an order to the forest department clarifying that picking of scrap mica is indeed illegal.

The order comes in the wake of recent trouble and a report submitted by the regional chief conservator of forest, Manraaj, in this regard. The directive sought to clear confusion over whether only mica mining was illegal.

- 25 labourers yet to get Rs 1000 each for road work, local administration cites legal hurdle
Villagers of Getildih at the construction site. Picture by Prashant Mitra

Bundu (Ranchi), Aug. 5: A compensation of Rs 10 lakh and the promise of free education may have eased life for Turia Munda

The CPI-ML today welcomed the state

- Relief plans for Giridih, Santhal Pargana; crop insurance extended

Governor K. Sankaranarayanan today declared seven more districts as drought hit, taking the total number of parched zones to 11.