Mine owners too will be party in silicosis PIL

Jaipur: The Rajasthan high court on Wednesday ordered that mine owners too be made party to the petition relating to making provisions for workers and those suffering with silicosis. Observing that orders were not being implemented, it said that a survey of mines...

CM focus on better life in mining areas

Ranchi, July 13: Residents of state’s mining areas will get drinking water, sanitation, health and education, chief minister Raghubar Das said today during a review meeting at Project Building.Chairing the meeting, Das sounded out focus areas for the district...

The mine that displaced India’s indigenous people

About 400 Adivasi families once lived near the Chaal coal mine but were forced out by blasting and water contamination.The earth-shattering sound of dynamite welcomed us to the small village of Lath, which sits on the edge of an open-cast coal mine.The 30 or so people...