Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Birsa Munda Seba Sartha Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/09/2019 regarding unrestricted mining of sand from the riverbed of river Basloi, Jharkhand and a gross contravention of the Jharkhand State Sand Mining Policy, 2017. It is contended that as per the policy the State Government is required to categorize streams/rivers for strict regulation of sand mining. This, as per the applicant, has not been done in the District Survey Report (DSR) on sustainable sand mining prepared by the Pakur District Authorities, Jharkhand.

The share of uncultivated foods from the forest has gradually declined in the diets of Paharia tribes in Jharkhand. Initiatives like conservation, preservation, processing of uncultivated foods has helped them regain their position and enhance the dietary diversity of the communities, also addressing the issues of hunger and malnutrition.

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Punjab State Electricity Board (PSEB) heaved a sigh of relief with the recent movement of coal from the mines of the Panem Coal Mines Limited in Pakur district of Jharkhand.

The 22-day-long agitation in one of Jharkhand’s largest mines run by Panem Coal Mines Ltd was called off on December 9 after the company headed by its chairman and managing director (CMD) Ujwal Upadhyay agreed to implement the provisions of the agreement it signed with the Rajmahal Pahari Bachao Anndolan Samiti in 2006.

Ranchi, Feb.

Supreme Court judgement on gochar (village grazing land) village Solagaria, district Pakur, Jharkhand.

With an aim to supply water to the parched paddy fields of Pakur, the district administration has urged the state government to revive the Torai reservoir project that has been lying incomplete since 1998.

Pakur deputy commissioner Manish Ranjan, in a letter to the chief secretary recently, requested him to approve completion of the project, saying it would prove to be useful once functional.

The monsoon has brought with it several cases of malaria.

Twelve persons have died of malignant malaria in Lohardaga alone, while another four deaths have been reported in the Pakur district.

Cerebral malaria has killed four infants in tribal-dominated Littipara block of Pakur district in the past one week. The number of the affected is on the rise.

Ranchi, March 23: A coal mining company that supplies the precious mineral from Pakur to Punjab for production of electricity invited the wrath of both the Opposition and the treasury bench today for allegedly violating pollution and transport norms.