Exasperated by the MamataBanerjee government's continuous non-cooperation in providing adequate space and infrastructure to make the National Green Tribunal's Kolkata bench functional, the Supreme

This case study narrates the successful initiatives taken by Mr. Rakesh Bhagat, Mukhiya through the Village Water and Sanitation Committee (VWSC) in Bero Panchayat (Bero Block) of Ranchi district of Jharkhand in the context of revival of a dysfunctional piped water supply scheme.

Forest fire is one major reason behind the depleting forest cover in the state, claims environmentalist and forest activist. And such fires are frequent with the onset of summer.

A central plan for piped water supply through dual solar powered pumps will cover six panchayats in Saranda, with Union minister Jairam Ramesh closely monitoring progress to effect a promised turna

The 75-crore solid waste management plant coming up at Jhiri, near Ratu, under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) is expected to become operational by March-end.

Timely and reliable payment of wages under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act is meant to be one of the initial applications of Aadhaar - the unique identity number that is supposed to be given to every resident of India. Pilot experiments with Aadhaarenabled payment systems were initiated in Jharkhand a few months ago. This article reports the fi ndings of an informal study of this experiment, based on a quick survey conducted in Ratu block of Ranchi district in March 2012.

Jharkhand High Court on Monday directed the School Bus Owners Association in the capital to inform about the number of buses ferrying students, providing details of buses owned by respective school

The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPVFR) Authority is framing the regulations for a compulsory licensing system under which a registered plant variety could be licensed to a third party for production of seeds, based on the demand from farmers.

Registrar General of the authority R.C. Agrawal said here on Tuesday that the system was designed to suit public interests. “Under the provisions of the PPVFR Act 2001, the authority can license production to a third party for a specific period of time, even if the breeder is not willing, provided there is demand from farmers and the breeder cannot produce seeds in sufficient quantity”.

Jailed tribal activist Dayamani Barla was produced in the Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court here on Monday on criminal charges for allegedly participating in a demonstration organised by Jharkhand

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