Raj takes a step ahead in fight against silicosis prevention

Jaipur: There are over 5,300 certified silicosis patients in the state. On Wednesday, a delegation from the Jawab Do dharna met secretary Deepak Upreti of the state mining department and other officials, and came away feeling that the fate of those afflicted by this...

Ken-Betwa River Interlink Project Worries Wildlife Activists

PANNA, MADHYA PRADESH:  The Centre’s project to link Ken and Betwa rivers has become a stage for a man-animal conflict in Madhya Pradesh’s Panna tiger reserve.While both the Centre and the state government see this project as a solution to the water crisis...

‘Give pension to all silicosis patients’

JAIPUR: It was a day of discussion on health at the Jawab Do dharna on Tuesday. Small groups of people had arrived from many of the 20 districts in the state where silicosis is rampant, to share their experiences of getting Rs 1 lakh compensation from the state...