देश के प्रदूषित शहरों में झरिया- धनबाद का स्थान पहले नंबर पर

दोस्तों, अभी चुनाव का समय है और झरिया, धनबाद के प्रदुषण का मुद्दा जोरो पर हैं यहाँ। चूँकि यहाँ ढेर सारे कोल् माइनिंग हैं इसलिए कोयला से उठे धुँए और डस्ट से यहाँ काफी मात्रा में प्रदुषण बढ़ गया हैं जो पर्यावरण और यहाँ के लोगो के लिए खतरा हो गया हैं |

मैंने बहुत पहले एक पोस्ट किया था इससे पढ़े आप, कि कैसे झरिया-धनबाद के लोग प्रदुषण के शिकार हो रहे हैं और बीमारी से ग्रषित हो रहे हैं |

यहाँ के लोकल समाचार पत्र में भी लगभग रोज ही झरिया-धनबाद के प्रदुषण का मुद्दा उठाया जा रहा है लेकिन अभी तक ऐसा कोई एक्शन नहीं लिया गया हैं | कुछ महत्वपूर्ण अख़बार के पन्ने देखे |

dhanbad ke pradushan par neta dhyan nahi dete
dhanbad pollution election topic
air pollution jharia dhanbad  on prabhat khabar news paper
open mining jharia pollution
Pollution protest hits jharia

मैं झरिया के एक लोकप्रिय कार्टूनिस्ट और पर्यावरण सामाजिक कार्यकर्ता अख़लाक अहमद दवारा झरिआ पर बनाये गए कार्टून शेयर कर रहा हूँ |

cartoon by akhlaque ahmad on jharia pollution
vote for new dhanbad, local election matter

दोस्तों हमें जल्द से जल्द हमारे प्रदेश के मुख्य मंत्री जी से इस मुद्दे पर बात करनी चाहिए | यहाँ के रहने वाले लोगो को आगे आकर आवाज़ उठानी चाहिए | ताकि सरकार इस पर कुछ करवाई कर सके| हमें केवल सरकार पर ही आश्रित नहीं होने चाहिए और आगे आकर हमें प्रदुषण के रोकथाम के लिए उपाय करने चाहिए, जैसे खूब पेड़ लगाने चाहिए | हमें लोगो को इसके बारे में जागरूक करना चाहिए |

New Survey 2020: The Most Polluted City 2020 : Jharia and Dhanbad in Second Number


मैं पहले भी प्रदुषण के उपायों पर पोस्ट कर चूका हूँ, आप यहाँ पढ़ सकते हैं |

How To Deal With Pollution By Coal Dust, Coal Mining, Coal Pollution

Jharia Master Plan – Dealing With Fire, Subsidence & Rehabilitation

JHARIA MASTER PLAN – Dealing With Fire, Subsidence & Rehabilitation

Everything You Need To Know About It

Jharia, one of the largest mining sites in Jharkhand, is facing problems with subsidence issues and constant fire damage in recent times. Under lease to the Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) Company the Jharia coalfield problems are the result of intense mining activity in the area for over a century.

Jharia Master Plan

The most prevalent issue is the rehabilitation and subsidence of the numerous illegal encroachers who have settled in around 25 different fire-affected areas in the Jharia coalfield area. You can read the Jharia coal field history.

Jharia Master Plan For Help
Jharia Master Plan For Help

To tackle these issues firsthand the Government of India approved the Jharia master plan in August of 2009. The plan is estimated to have an investment of around INR 7,112 crores for the Jharia rehabilitation and the Jharia subsidence issues. The plan was set to be implemented in around 10 years, post the first 2 years.

Brief Overview of Jharia Master Plan for Fire, Rehabilitation & Subsidence

The Jharia master plan outlines the following aspects for Jharia rehabilitation, resettlement and Jharia subsidence by BCCL for its employees and their families:

  • Rehabilitation requirementsJharia rehabilitation and resettlement entails that BCCL build 25,000 homes, with an estimated cost of around INR 1,068 crores. The rehabilitation is to be done in phases. The priority for resettlement has been given for constructing 15,852 homes urgently, for subsidence and fire-affected families of BCCL employees.
  • Resettlement planUnder the Jharia rehabilitation point, in Phase-I, around 12,642 homes were to be completed but the figure is down to 7,926 homes. Under Phase-II, around 12,538 homes were required but after adjustment with current projected estimates, this number is down to 7,926 homes too. The company plans to finish Phase-I and Phase-II of the Jharia master plan by 2021. The adjusted figures are the result of considering reduction in employees within the next 5 to 6 years.
  • Construction update Under the ongoing implementation of the Jharia master plan, around 5,576 homes have been constructed completely and another 9,424 homes are under-construction. In all, 2,612 families have been reportedly resettled into new accommodations, till last update.
  • Final conclusion As per present progress pace and projected estimates from experts, BCCL is well-ahead of schedule and may be able to completely execute the Jharia rehabilitation phase of the Jharia master plan by next year, 2019.

Jharia rehabilitation, resettlement and subsidence

The Jharia master plan outlines the following aspects for Jharia rehabilitation, resettlement and Jharia subsidence by JRDA for those affected by fires in the Jharia coalfield region:

  • Rehabilitation requirementsAccording to latest reports, JRDA has been able to excel and completed socio-economic and demographic surveys of 84,497 families from 569 sites, as opposed to surveying only 54,159 families from 595 sites, as outlined in the Jharia master plan.
  • Resettlement planUnder the Jharia master plan, JRDA has been tasked with constructing a total of 54,159 homes. These are to be completed in two phases and need to be completed within 10 years.
  • Construction update The JRDA authorities have successfully constructed a total of 3,072 homes, and have shifted 1,272 families in these, as per latest report. Out of the total, 720 additional houses were constructed under the Jharia master plan in which 103 families were resettled.
  • Final conclusion According to latest update, is planning construction of an additional 8,000 homes apart from the 2,352 homes planned under the demonstration scheme.

Latest Update of Jharia Master Plan for Jharia Rehabilitation & Jharia Subsidence

Protest over rehabilitation scheme’s ambiguous nature

According to latest news reports, BCCL has courted controversy and backlash from various corners with their latest action. The company issued yet another appeal to the illegal encroachers in over 24 of their fire-hit Jharia coalfield areas to move to safer place, despite having fewer rehabilitation homes ready than is presently required.

Apart from this, there is widespread concern regarding the specific criteria that entails resettlement as well as the lack of solid data on the 595 fire-affected sites before 2004.

BCCL, through their Shimla Bahal Colliery issued a notice application in newspapers addressing the illegal encroachers of around 21 areas to vacate immediately, lest they face the same fate as that faced by those living in the nearby Indirachowk area in November of 2014 and Tarabagan area in August of 2016.

Safely evacuation and resettlement From Jharia Coal Fire

The company also stated that most of their employees, along with their families, have been safely evacuated and resettled in safer areas. For the rest, the up-coming retirement will mean that they will have to vacate their homes, as per company policy. For the families of non-BCCL employees, the Jharia master plan entails sufficient resettlement and rehabilitation.

The company defended the move by stating that the appeal is in accordance to the plan which requires shifting employees and families from the 42 high-threat areas out of the total 595, in order to avoid any incident.

However, the appeal was met with protest from residents of the area, most of them asking the feasibility of resettlement despite the JRDA lacking sufficient accommodations for those asked to evacuate. The criteria of 2004 being the cut-off for seeking resettlement under the Jharia master plan is also a point of dispute amongst the residents in these areas.

The government’s stance on Jharia rehabilitation

In contrast, the Additional District Magistrate (Law and Order) stated that there is no confusion about the criteria for resettlement as the Jharia master plan includes providing rehabilitation to those who have settled in the area after 2004 as well.

The ADM also added that the rehabilitation process is being expedited with the help of various agencies who are tasked with verification of over 91,000 families in the fire-hit Jharia coalfield region and affected from Jharia coal dust pollution.

The verification process is said to be completed within the next two months. For those not eligible for the master plan’s Jharia rehabilitation scheme, they will be included in other government scheme for resettlement.

In addition, the ADM also stated that JRDA currently has around 550 vacant quarters at Belgharia and an additional 2,000 homes are being constructed as well.

Article Written By – An Experience Content Writer

Jharia Master Plan 2009 Updated 2020







Mouth Of Hell Short Film on Jharia by Samir Mehanovic

Mouth Of Hell Short Film on Jharia by Samir Mehanovic

Samir Mehanovic has directed a short film on Jharia titled “Mouth Of Hell”. This short film has been made on Jharia Coalfield fire and has been nominated for The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts 2017.

Some Mouth Of Hell Highlights :

Main Role: Suraj Mandal as Anant in Movie – Dhanbad Child Artist from Chota Amobona, Koyri Basti, Son of the Sapan Mandal, Medicine Seller in Chota Ambona, Dhanbad, Jharkhand

Director: Samir Mehanovic of Bosnian Film Artist and lives in Scotland

Writer: Bart Gavigan

Co-Director: Omer Farooque(Shivlibadi Kumardhubi, Dhanbad, Jharkhand)

Film Shooting – Bokapahari, Jharia, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India

Short Film Length – 16 Minutes

Release Date – June 2016

Inspired by Prabhat Khabar on 12 January 2017 Newspaper

Mouth Of Hell Short Film on Jharia by Samir Mehanovic
Mouth Of Hell Short Film on Jharia by Samir Mehanovic

Latest Updates on Facebook and Twitter about this movie

According to the director, Jharia, India is the most dangerous place on the Earth. Fire is increasing rapidly and making our environment polluted. This is the city of Anant and he scrapes a living picking coal and selling it to the market to feed his sick mother. The director has told about the Jharia, You must read.


Watch Trailer Mouth of Hell

Jharia Documentary

Jharia Documentary

Thanks to all who made documentary on Jharia. I would like to share all in my site Jharia.in

Children of the Inferno

Jharia Documentary

Sudesh Foundation – Life in Jharia Coalfield Fire Areas, Dhanbad, Jharkhand

Jharia: The Living Pyre and The True Cost of Coal – YouTube

Documentary on Jharia, Belgadhiya, Barmasia

We didn’t start the fire by NDTV

Jharia Documentary – Share your comment

Documentary by Neven Grujic on Jharia


Green Life Jharia Plantation

Green Life Jharia Plantation

Hello Friends,

Today I am going to share about one person who has been doing great work towards environment of Jharia and its surrounding areas through plantation. There are many news, I read in news papers about Jharia and become very disappointed to know various issues of Jharia like Electricity issue, Pollution, bad situation of coal mining areas, Water crisis etc. I found one page news about Jharia and its surrounding areas in Dainik Jagran, Prabhat Khabar, Hindustan etc. And in English Newspaper, we rarely found news from Jharia.

I have made Jharia.in to collect news of Hopes of Jharia. Such news from which we can get hopes of new Jharia. If all problems of Jharia would have been resolved, then How Jharia would look like that time?

Problems are not problems, its challenge for us. We have to awake ourselves to get these challenges. I was talking about news from Hopes in Jharia region. Lets take example, Jharia  Samadhaan, Green Life Jharia, Jharia Marwari Yuva Manch etc.

I have already written about Samadhaan and Marwari Yuva Manch(working great towards society). Today, I am going to share about Green Life Jharia and its founder Dr. Manoj Singh who has been working since long towards Jharia and its environment. Akhlaque Ahmed is also working with him in his plantation program. His plantation program is taking our society in good way. He is very active in his work. We daily read Green Life News in news papers. Lets know about him and his work because this will give hopes from Jharia.

First of all, Thanks to Dr Manoj Kumar Singh and his team for their great contribution towards society. I would like to share some news of him and his Green Life. Please check:

Pollution control Jharia seminar
Pollution control Jharia seminar

green life manoj kumar singh
green life manoj kumar singh

Green Life Jharia Plantation
Green Life Jharia Plantation

Green Life Jharia Plantation
Green Life Jharia Plantation

Dr. Manoj Kumar Singh, Green Life Jharia has been committed with his team towards nature, environment. He says one thing. Check the following:

green life of doctor manoj plantation work
green life of doctor manoj plantation work

He said, someone had planted trees for us and we just get benefits of it. Now its our turn, lets plants trees for others. We inspire from Doctor Manoj and his NGO. We should protect your earth and prevent from Pollution.

* Green Life Jharia Plantation