Ranchi, Oct. 30: In a bid to oppose mindless industrialisation and mining in the state, Jharkhand Mines Area Co-ordination Committee (JMACC) began a five-day rally at the Birsa Munda Samadhi Sthal today.

Ranchi: Upcoming buildings in the city will have to include a water harvesting plan in their design to get the approval of the government henceforth.

After constant deliberation of the Rotarians of the state for two years, the state government has finally agreed to make water-harvesting mandatory for every urban building.

The Singur shock for Bengal seems to have taught Jharkhand to tread cautiously when it comes to making room for industries.

Mahyco flouts rules in Bt rice trials in Jharkhand mahyco seed company was found conducting field trials of Bt rice in Jharkhand, flouting all the rules and regulations prescribed for trials of a genetically modified crop. The trials were being conducted at Saparong village in Ranchi district of Jharkhand without the knowledge of the farmers and without isolating the trial field.

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, Sept. 19: Work on an ultra modern water supply system befitting a state capital is set to begin soon with the state government ready with a Rs 288.39-crore plan under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Ranchi, Sept. 19: Jharkhand receives a good rainfall but in the absence of a water conservation system, the water drains out.

Hence, water conservation methods, like rainwater harvesting, are needed to increase awareness among masses.

These points came to the fore during a seminar on the status of water conservation and its importance in agriculture today.

NEW DELHI: The Central government on Thursday approved a grant-in-aid assistance of 50 per cent of the project cost in general areas and 75 per cent in the north-eastern region and

Participants at the Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas celebration held by JREDA. Picture by Hardeep Singh

Ranchi, Aug. 20: Renewable energy sources need to be tapped to solve power problems in villages across the state.

Speaking at the Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Samaroh organised at the Town Hall to mark the 64th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, the chairman of Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC), Mukhtiyar Singh, said it was time to take action.

Saplings planted on the roadside of Argora bypass road by the forest department. Picture by Hardeep Singh

Ranchi, Aug. 13: With an aim to revive the good old pleasant days in the state capital, the forest department has started tree plantation in the town this monsoon.

And the noble task took off with planting of saplings along Birsa Munda Raj Marg, also known as Harmu bypass road.

"We have planted 400 saplings on the roadside of Birsa Munda Raj Marg and Birsa Chowk to the state secretariat,' said Kali Kinker, divisional forest officer, social forestry, Ranchi.