खदानें शुरू, पर सिलिकोसिस से बचाव की ठोस नीति नहीं

पत्थर खदान संचालित करने वाले खनिज लीज़ धारक शासन के नियमानुसार मापदंडो का पालन करने ले लिए अपनी ज़िम्मेदारी कागजी कार्यवाही मे तो दर्शाते है, पर सवाल यह उठता है कि जो पूर्व समय मे हालात थे, वही आज भी बदलाव कुछ नहीं। इन हालातो के चलते यह कहने मे अतिशयोक्ति नही होगी कि...

Need to protect natural resources stressed

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015, should be able to protect the natural resources that belonged to the people, prevent them from being usurped by individual businessmen, and a permanent fund be created with the returns from the...

Watered down

Mar 18, 2016- For many Nepalis, the water resource issue instantly comes to the forefront as far as Nepal-India relations are concerned. They say the white gold that gushes down Nepal’s mountains and gorges—making up to 70 percent of the Ganga’s lean season flow—is...

Heavy metals in fly ash a cause for concern

Green activists are very much worried over traces of toxic substancesAlong with spewing pollutants into the air, the fly ash being produced by the Narla Tatarao Thermal Power Station (NTTPS) and stored in the ever-growing ash tanks is causing surface and ground water...

Referendum that echoes a difference

India has just witnessed a unique event – its first green referendum in which people had to vote for or against a mining project. The results are out though the process of referendum has not yet concluded. A majority of people have already voted against the...