‘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...

Jharia’s lost ground!

Coal seams in Jharia are burning and limiting habitable areas due to frequent subsidence and lack of resettlement and rehabilitation further pushes communities to the brink. Belgarhia resettlement colony, the first to accomodate 1,000+ families is not an example...

Fly Ash Causing Havoc Across A Dozen Villages In Madhya Pradesh

KHANDWA, MADHYA PRADESH:  Farmer Bablu Chouhan is waging a daily battle to clear the constant barrage of fly ash, which is turning his 5-acre farmland in Dogalia village barren. Almost all his family members are ill.The fly ash is coming from two 500-hectare ponds,...

States seek green clearance for mining & exploration

Even as states have committed to carrying out auctioning of 106 mineral blocks during the current financial year, they have sought the Union mines ministry’s intervention to expedite environment clearance for mining and exploration.Sources in the mines ministry told...