Report of Ban Asbestos Meeting (19-20 January 2019)

The first network meeting of Indian Ban Asbestos Network (iBAN) was conducted in New Delhi at the Secretariat’s office. The objective of the meeting was two-fold; first, to present and review on the work done by the network in last one year. Second, to make an action…

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The Other Facet of Development

The state of Odisha is known for its mineral wealth in the country. It is corroborated by the presence of India’s 92% of chromite, 92% of nickel, 52% of bauxite, 44% of manganese, 33% of iron-ore, and 24% of coal reserves in the state. In addition, many other minerals…

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Gender Samvad

A national level campaign cum workshop was held from 22 to 24 December, 2018 with various communities in Sheohar, Bihar. The idea was to have a workshop with those present there and to look into the conditions of the workers. The groups working in different part of…

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Social Audit

The social audit can be explained as the process of monitoring and evaluation of the government initiatives or schemes for the society to examine the quality of work done on the ground. The communities have rights to get involved in the audit process in order to…

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NGT judgement on Asbestos Shall be mandatory to implement

Introduction: Occupational Health and workers right are the collective indicator of a country’s development. A country with more than 81% informal sector workers, needs to fight hard to meet the terms and conditions while complying the norms. The working condition…

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Plight of Zari-Zardosi workers in Bareilly

‘I am a double M. A. without any job and help my mother in Zari-Zardosi work’ – that’s what Khustarbi a 23 years old had to say while talking about the condition of the Zari-Zardosi workers and their families. However, on the other hand her mother Farzana had a…

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सेनेटरी नैपकिन यूनिट

जब सेनेट्री पैड्स नहीं बने थे तब महिलाओं को पीरियड्स के दौरान होने वाले रक्तस्राव को रोकने के लिए लकड़ी, रेत, काई, और घास जैसी चीजों का इस्तेमाल करना पड़ता था, वह समय कितना दर्दनाक था. आज भी गांवों और छोटे शहरों में ऐसे बहुत से घर हैं जहां महिलाएं सेनेट्री पैड्स का…

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Consultation on Silicosis, DMFT and Mining – Rajasthan

The consultation on Silicosis, DMFT and Mining was organized jointly by Environics Trust, Rajasthan Suchna Evum Rozgar Adhikar Abhiyan (Rajasthan Information and Employment Campaign) and Publish What You Pay on 9 March 2018 at State Institute of Family and Health…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, a procession march was taken out in Angul city, Odisha to highlight the issues concerning the safety and security of women. Nari Surakshya Samiti (NSS), a local NGO in Odisha, organized the…

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