Ranchi, Sept.

Ranchi, July 27: Chief secretary A.K. Singh has directed deputy commissioners (DCs) and superintendents of police (SPs) to launch a major crackdown on illegal mining across the state.

In a letter to DCs and SPs today, he held them responsible for rampant mining of iron ore, coal, et al in this mineral-rich state.

Jamshedpur, June 16: Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) today organised a seminar to generate awareness about water conservation and rain water harvesting.

- Forest department to provide free saplings to private land owners

Jamshedpur, June 16: The forest department will soon launch a massive plantation drive in non-forest areas across the state.

The department recently issued directives to this effect to all the 28 forest divisions in the state .

Jamshedpur, June 3: West Singhbhum is lagging behind in implementation of MGNREGA projects and there are large-scale irregularities in implementation of the scheme, observed a high-level state team today.

The team, which is inspecting development projects being carried out in the district, was headed by chief secretary A.K. Singh.

Ranchi, April 5: ArcelorMittal has been granted another iron ore mining lease in Jharkhand where the company has proposed to invest over Rs 40,000 crore for setting up a Greenfield steel project.

Ranchi, March 31: The ambitious task of determining the exact quantity of mineral deposits in the state has been taken up by public sector undertaking National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC).

The corporation is executing the task free of cost as part of a joint venture with the government of Jharkhand.

Ranchi, March 10: In a model that can well be replicated by other states in future, intervention of women groups in two districts of Jharkhand

Cement major offers Jhinkpani facility to industrial houses
ACC plant director Rakesh Sinha

Jamshedpur, Feb. 19: Call it a significant step towards a cleaner and greener steel city.

Cement major ACC Limited has offered to dispose of hazardous waste like plastic, paint sludge and slag produced by industrial houses here at its Jhinkpani plant in West Singhbhum.

Sanjay Jog / Mumbai December 21, 2009, 0:01 IST

The Union home ministry wants state governments to take proactive action against illegal mining as it has become a national security threat.

In a recent meeting with the states, the home ministry said that windfall profits from such mining of minerals and sand were being used by the mafia to aid extremist elements.