Jharkhand, Jan 2013: Jharkhand is a small state created in the year 2000. Providing quality education to the school going children of 6 to 14 years in the state is yet a dream for the children. so, ensuring quality of education is a major thrust area in Jharkhand. The situation in tribal areas is more worrisome as compared to the other areas. The literacy rate of Jharkhand is 67.63% (Census 2011) with the mere increase of 14% (approx.) as compared to Census 2001 figures.
Ramgarh, Jan 5, 2013: The district education department has issued directives to private and public schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary School Examination (CBSE), Indian Certificate School Examination (ICSE) and Jharkhand Academic Council in the district to ensure enrollment of students belonging to below poverty line (BPL) families and residing within a radius of one kilometre of their respective schools, in accordance with the Right to Education (RTE) Act.
Ranchi, Dec. 14, 2012: Jharkhand sought assistance from a visiting team of World Bank and central officials for a pending sewerage and drainage project in Ranchi and unbundling of the state power utility.
Ranchi, Dec. 11, 2012: Lack of toilets and poor sanitation in Jharkhand causes 7.5 crore man-day loss every year and results into an estimated loss of Rs 1200-odd crore annually. Bharat Singh Solanki, Union minister of state with independent charge of the ministry of drinking water and sanitation, recently informed Rajya Sabha that Jharkhand has performed far below the national average in achieving total sanitation.
Ranchi, Dec. 9, 2012: The fourth annual workshop on Sustainability of Rural Sanitation Initiatives started in Ranchi on Saturday. The workshop is jointly organised by Government of Jharkhand, Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), Water Sanitation Programme-South Asia (WSP-SA) and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, Geneva. The workshop will be attended by delegates from 14 countries and India.
The delegates will visit villages in four districts of Jharkhand to assess the development made on making the villages Open Defecation Free (ODF).
Jharkhand, Dec. 8, 2012: Under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, previously known as the Total Sanitation Campaign, Jharkhand built 11,87,825 individual household latrines (IHHL) for the below poverty line (BPL) during the Eleventh Plan period.
For above poverty line households (APL), the number was 1,78,724, totalling 13,66,549 during the Eleventh Plan period. Bharatsinh Solanki, Union Minister of State with independent charge of the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation, informed Rajya Sabha member Parimal Nathwani of these figures.
Ranchi, Nov 1, 2012: The Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) and its partner NGO, Nab Bharat Jagriti Kendra, have failed to provide sanitation facilities to every household in the city in the past eight years. This was evident from a recent data of the NGO, which has succeeded in providing sanitation facilities to only 50 per cent of the households. When it launched its sanitation project in 2004, 37 per cent of the houses had sanitation facilities.
Jamshedpur, Oct. 6, 2012: An all-girls team from premier business school XLRI organized Jagriti, an awareness campaign to sensitize rural women about importance of female health, hygiene and sanitation. The event, a part of the Joy of Giving Week 2012, was coordinated by the members of CII Yi XLRI, a student committee actively working for socially relevant causes since its inception in 2008. The team met around 120 adolescent girls and women from a number of self-help groups (SHG's) of the area enlightening them on female-specific health and hygiene issues.
Jharkhand, Sept. 23, 2012: Enough stink has been raised about government schools that don’t have toilets or dirty ones at best. Now, a recent national survey reveals that even some posh schools for PLU (people like us) in Jharkhand that charge four-figure fees don’t have sanitation facilities to boast of.
Jharkhand, Sept 11, 2012: On the second day of week-long review meeting, Chief Minister Arjun Munda directed officials to enhance efficiency and ensure transparency, saying “Jharkhand wants results”.
On Monday, he was reviewing the works of various departments including Drinking Water and Sanitation, Urban Development, Rural Works, Building Construction and the Department of Labour, Employment and Training.