The government of Jharkhand on 12 May 2013 decided to impart technical skill development training to all unemployed youth of the naxal affected areas. This government's decision has come in the wake of recent success of one such project in Chaibasa where the unemployed youths of erstwhile naxal affected areas of Saranda were trained in a special institute- Gurukul. Saryu is one such naxal affected area of Jharkhand and presently, a special development plan called Saryu Development Plan, is being carried out there.
This area of Latehar and Palamu often faces acute water crisis. The Saryu Development Plan is designed on the lines of an identical project at Saranda. Here Integrated Watershed Management Programme is a part of the development plan and its aim is to save the surface water. With the help of satellite, pictures of catchment area and command area have been obtained which show the possibilities of management of surface water, something that would hopefully bring a new phase in the lives of people of this part of Latehar and Palamu.