Environment ministry clears projects, even those rejected earlier, at an unprecedented rate and as per this analysis by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), the rate of granting clearances has increased by 42 per cent compared to last year.

The population of spotted deer (cheetal) in the Hazaribag National Park has gone up to 75 from 35 a few years ago.

Hazaribagh: Four-laning of Ranchi-Patna stretch of NH-33 has started affecting the green cover of the district.
In the last 10 days, about 600 to 700 sal trees were felled on both sides of an 8km stretch of NH-33 passing through the famous Hazaribagh wildlife sanctuary in Padma.

Condemned to move out early this year, Chandrapura

-State government to promote forests to woo visitors with lodges & safaris in parks, tiger reserves


A restaurant nestles on the banks of a placid lake in Hazaribagh national park. The government wants to develop such places with private participation

Ranchi, July 21: The state forests would be used to promote tourism in a major way.

The tourism department is trying to get into public-private partnerships with well-known names in the field of eco-tourism and develop a project according to the demands of tourists.