Union minister of steel and fertilisers Ram Vilas Paswan and chief minister Shibu Soren deliberate on the lease issue in Ranchi on Wednesday. Picture by Prashant Mitra

Ranchi, July 22: Iron ore mining is set to start at Ankua in West Singhbhum.

Sajjan Jindal-owned JSW Steel Limited has employed the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Training (ICFRE) for an environmental impact assessment (EIA).

Representatives of JSW Steel Limited and ICFRE today presented terms of reference for carrying out the assessment with the Union ministry of environment and forests appraisal committee in New Delhi.

Bird deaths have been reported from Ghatshila in East Singhbhum division of Jharkhand. By February 3, 500 birds had perished. Jharkhand does not have enough laboratories to check blood samples of

The Sabars and Birhors of the Tumang Kocha village in East Singhbhum district discovered irregularities in the disbursal of funds for the construction of houses in February 2007. They later found

In the Chaibasa region of the West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, India, an abandoned chrysotile asbestos mine is a health scourge for villagers and former mine workers. A massive pile of asbestos waste mixed with chromite has lain atop the hilltops of Roro village for two decades, gradually seeping into the land, water, homes, and bodies of the tribal communities living at the foothills of Roro. To investigate the status of the asbestos waste and its impact on the community and the environment, a fact-finding team made a preliminary assessment.

Ranchi, July 28: At least 89 iron ore crushing units, located in mineral rich West Singhbhum, East Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts, will have to shut down as the state environment and forest department has decided not to renew their existing licences.

Ranchi, March 28: Technical snags forced a shutdown at Patratu Thermal Power Station in Ramgarh, plunging the capital and 11 districts into darkness today. The situation is unlikely to improve in the next four days.

As many as 4,000 houses spread across 26 remote villages in six districts will emerge from darkness this February-end.

The state can look forward to overcoming power shortage by 2011.

With most parts of the state shrouded in darkness following shutdown of a Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Ltd (TVNL) unit for repairs, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan has written to Union power minister Sushilkumar Shinde asking for additional power from the central pool.

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