- A backward Netarhat village shows the way by making vermi-compost

Bishunpur (Gumla), March 24: A sleepy nondescript village in Bishunpur block of Gumla district, inhabited by primitive tribes and otherwise looked down upon for being backward, has a lesson to teach to not only its neighbours but also to other hamlets across the country.

Drops Plan To Set Up Project In Khunti-Gumla After Tribals Refused To Part With Land

ARCELORMITTAL has finally called it quits at Khunti-Gumla in Jharkhand where it had originally decided to set up a 12-mtpa greenfield steel project at an estimated cost of Rs 50,000 crore. The MoU for the same was signed way back in 2005 and the site selected a year later.

Braving Tribal Attack & Maoist Threat, Jharkhand Activist Curbs Mass Animal Slaughter During A Festival & Forest Erosion
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STEEL giant ArcelorMittal, after facing stiff resistance at Khunti-Gumla area of Jharkhand for the proposed 12 mtpa greenfield project, is now contemplating to shift its site to some other location.

Considering the potential of works carried out under NREGA for strengthening the livelihood resource base of marginalized groups of people provides good linkages with other development initiatives so that the coordinated work can lead them for sustainable livelihood support.

Faced with resistance over land acquisition for its proposed projects in Torpa-Kamdara, steel behemoth ArcelorMittal is exploring possibilities outside Khunti district.

A nine-member central team today arrived here to assess the extent of drought damage in the state.

The team, headed by managing director of Horticulture Mission Board Bijay Kumar, will visit Dumka, Lohardaga, Latehar, Palamau, Gumla, Jamtara, Jasidih, Deoghar, Giridih, Chatra and Garhwa districts from tomorrow.

The rural women of Gumla are scripting a story in self-reliance in their backyards. Not very long ago, they were farm labourers who were forced to migrate to bigger cities in search of work when acres of land in the rain-dependent rice belt remained barren for nearly six months every year.

Gumla/Lohardaga: Dispatch and transportation of bauxite from mines in Gumla and Lohardaga districts to different units of Hindalco Industries Limited