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Jharia details a click away

People living in underground fire-affected areas of Jharia Coal Field region will no longer have to make rounds of Jharia Rehabilitation Development Authority (JRDA) office at Hirapur in Dhanbad to get details of their socio-economic status.

For, they can soon get the latest information by simply logging on to JRDA’s official website,

JRDA — which is responsible for rehabilitation of non-BCCL employees of the coal field region under the Jharia Master Plan — has initiated the process for uploading all the data of the ongoing socio-economic survey on its website.

The agency, Web Emission, which had originally designed the website has been awarded a fresh contract worth Rs 49,000 and has to complete the work within four months of receipt of all offline data.

Offline digitisation of records started in January on the instruction of Dhanbad DC Prashant Kumar, who is also JRDA’s ex-officio managing director.

Rehabilitation and resettlement in-charge of JRDA Gopal Ji said, “We have passed on the survey details to the selected agency.”

The data will be available in two different sections. “While one can be accessed by the general public, the other can be referred to by JRDA employees only,” he said.

More than 70,000 families of 595 fire-affected sites will benefit from the new facility.

A private agency, Whiz Mantra, is carrying out the survey to get an idea of families’ status so that they can be rehabilitated in a proper and phased manner.

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