AIR POLLUTION-Reality or Imagination

Air pollution occurs when gases, dust particles, fumes (or smoke) or odor are introduced into the atmosphere in a way that makes it harmful to humans, animals and plant. This is because the air becomes dirty (contaminated or unclean). During our work in the field, we...

Beyond Coal in India

In late August, millions of poor Indians rejoiced on a Supreme Court judgement on the allocation of coal blocks. It was further hoping that the subsequent order which categorically held all, except four, to be illegal. It was a reprieve from a forced displacement,...
District Mineral Foundation

District Mineral Foundation

District Mineral Foundation (DMF) as an institution for the welfare of people, under MMDR (Amendment) Act 2015came into being which under which the miners have to contribute 10% of proportionate royalty in addition to the royalty on minerals for leases issued after...

Community Issues in Coal Belts

A short descriptive report on Barddhaman District outlining areas of public health and indicators of health, nutrition and environmental pollution, MDGs. A blog www.alongtheburntcoalcorridor.wordpress.com elaborates more on specific issues of health and education....