Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Syed Arshad Nasar Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/02/2017 regarding stone mining and stone crusher units in Rajmahal Hills in Sahebganj district of Jharkhand.

Changes in temperature and rainfall patterns have introduced numerous problems across India, particularly among the poor and those heavily dependent on agriculture and forest for livelihood. This article examines the perception of the Maltos, a tribal community living in Sahibganj district, Jharkhand, about climate change, its impacts, and the coping mechanisms it has adopted.

This study was aimed to monitor and quantify the metals present in the groundwater of Ranchi city, state capital of Jharkhand, India. Samples were collected from 44 locations during three seasons. The results show that arsenic concentration ranged from 0 to 0.2 and 0 to 0.015 mg/l in monsoon and pre-monsoon seasons respectively, but was below detection limit in the post-monsoon season. Manganese varied from 0 to 4.199, Nickel from 0 to 0.077, Selenium from 0 to 0.14, and Fe varied from 0 to 0.047 mg/l.

The allocation for a toilet unit is Rs 12,000, irrespective of the total cost of structure

Sahebganj, May 30: A Rs 800-crore master project to de-pollute the holy Ganga here is hanging in the balance, courtesy the political instability in the state.

Under the project, the Sahebganj district administration had earlier proposed a sewerage system, underground huge drains and electric crematoriums both at Sahebganj and Rajmahal townships located on the banks of Ganga.

Touching the border of Birbhum in West Bengal , in this abjectly poor district of Sahebgunj in Jharkhand the story of despair is stark. In the black stone mines of Pakur and beyond, run the dark narratives of Kala Azar, silicosis, malaria, tuberculosis and rampant malnourishment. Poverty stares brazenly but there is not even the shadow of a government or relief for the people.

A survey of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan schools in Sahibganj district of Jharkhand reveals that the SSA, despite its emphasis on decentralisation and inbuilt flexibilities, is not making much headway in a socially and economically differentiated setting.