Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE) in association with Yugantar Bharti had organized a two days regional meeting on environmental challenges in Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The main objective of the meeting was to identify various environmental issues such as air pollution, water pollution, and the impact of mining on natural environment and loss of biological diversity. The meeting held on 23rd and 24th October, 2021 was attended by various civil society organisations, Research institutes like IITISM, CIMFR, and professionals working in environment and public health sectors respectively. Some of the issues identified for future course of action include scope out
litigation on the issue raised for untreated waste disposal by steel plant in the river near drinking water plant and need for sewage treatment plant in the city, litigation on mismanagement of Biomedical waste, research into the State CAMPA funds, where there are no experts and the transparency is negligible on where CAMPA money is used, action to be taken up for installation of air monitoring devices in the polluted areas.