The confluence of Subarnarekha and Kharkai rivers around Jamshedpur is a depository of industrial effluents. Slag, a byproduct of iron-ore processing, has been dumped along the river bed. Some of the important minerals of the Subarnarekha River basin are ores of copper, iron, uranium, chromium, gold, vanadium, kyanite, asbestos, barytes, apatite, china clay, talc, limestone, dolomite, and building stones. However, due to the unplanned and also unregulated mining practices and mining waste disposal, the environmental condition of the river is deteriorating day by day. The riots that broke out insert while East geographical region presently once Partition saw a gradual influx of refugees into state.