Water woes
This April is proving to be too cruel for Giridih.

First, the unbearable heat and now, an acute drinking water crisis looms large on the district with two of its water supply centres drying up, thanks to the sharp rise in temperature and the absence of rainfall.

Giridih, March 16: The effect of nanotechnology on agriculture could generate some interesting results, feel scientists at the Indian Statistical Institute, Giridih centre.

Chemical fertilisers and pesticides are harmful to the ecology. Thus, the Union ministry of science and technology has funded a research development programme of agro-enterotoxic nano-particles and its uses.

Giridih, March 2: Giridih is poised to become the first and the only district in the state to boast community toilets in its rural pockets.

- Illegal mining and mushrooming sponge iron units spell pollution peril for Giridih


Up in smoke: Iron and steel factory in Giridih
Giridih, Feb. 24: For a getaway once famed for its uncontaminated ambience, this is a shocker. Rampant mining of coal and mica and poison fumes billowing out of sponge iron factories have left Giridih in its dying breath.


Heike Lipper. Picture by Shahnawaz Akhtar

Giridih, Feb. 23: India

Giridih (Jharkhand): The entire male population of a village numbering more than 350, including children, have deserted their homes in Jharkhand apprehending arrest by police in connection with cases of felling trees. They have been booked for destruction of forest and encroachment of forestland under the Forest Act, and some of the cases are a decade old.

The two-decade-old land controversy involving a project of the Central Coalfield Limited (CCL) in Giridih has reared its head again.

Giridih, Nov. 10: If records are anything to go by, implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) in Giridih has been worse than expected.

The NREGA analysis report prepared by the district administration to find out whether the job guarantee act is being properly implemented in panchayats has revealed some shock figures.

Giridih, Sept. 7: East Singhbhum

Jamshedpur, Aug. 3: Taking an initiative to provide clothes to all the needy people in the state, an NGO and a B-school have joined hands.

Anshu Gupta, the founder and CEO of Goonj, a Delhi-based NGO, would address XLRI students on August 5