The Case for a Child-Centered Energy and Climate Policy

Children suffer the most from fossil fuel burning.Fossil fuel combustion and associated air pollution and carbon dioxide (CO2) is the root cause of much of children’s ill health children today as well as their uncertain future. There are strong scientific...

‘589 MP workers died of silicosis in Gujarat’

As many as 589 labourers, mostly tribals from western Madhya Pradesh, died due to silicosis in last 10 years while working for the quartz crushing factories in Gujarat, according to a study.The deceased were among 1,721 people from 743 families hailing from...

Other states to adopt Raj model on silicosis

Jaipur: The Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission’s (RSHRC) pioneering efforts to provide solace to silicosis victims in state have garnered appreciation at the national level. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has accepted it as a model programme in...

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...