Ranchi, July 30: Jharkhand has embarked on a mammoth project to rejuvenate five dams and reservoirs that act as prime water sources for capital Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh and Chatra, a move that will also help the state tap central funds.
Hazaribagh, May 19: As many as 276 students of a government school fell sick today after eating a midday meal of khichdi in which a lizard was found, a week after an identical episode in Deoghar where 19 children fell sick after a midday meal.
Tribals are known to have rich knowledge of indigenous technology pertaining to agriculture practices and an attempt was made to document the indigenous knowledge. Data was collected from 3 districts covering 9 villages from 225 farmers with the help of a structured questionnaire. In all, broadly classified 26 indigenous knowledge were identified in the study area.
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.
Hazaribagh, Nov. 5: At a time when the forest department has almost conceded defeat to save the migratory birds that are target of poachers, a social activist has come forward to give them a fresh lease of life.