Villagers seek PM’s help to check coal mining in forests

On the occasion of World Environment Day on Sunday, over 1,000 residents of Hasdeo-Arand region, a rich coal reserve area, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to restrict coal mining in the eco-sensitive forests. The residents of around 35-40 villages…

सिलिकोसिस बीमारी से सैकड़ों मजदूर है बीमारी से त्रस्त

सिलिकोसिस एक जानलेवा बीमारी है जो पत्थर, हीरा खदान एवं गिट्टी क्रेशरों मे काम करने वाले मजदूरों मे पाई जाती है। एनवीरोनिक्स ट्रस्ट (Environics Trust) के सहयोग से पत्थर खदान मजदूर संघ ने इस बीमारी की पहचान कराई है। जिसे मध्य-प्रदेश की विधान सभा ने भी स्वीकार किया है।…

Killing environment on the altar of greed

In his recent monthly address on radio, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “there is close linkage between drought and environmental degradation and there is a need for a mass movement to save forests and to conserve every drop of water.” The statement does recognise…

India: Extension Of Mining Lease By Operation Of Law- Who Is Entitled?

The Supreme Court Of India Restores Faith Of The Mining Industry This article provides a critique of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India’s landmark judgment dated 4 April 2016, its impact on the unsettled positions in mining laws and implications on the anguished…

Metro rail projects need environmental clearance: NGT

The National Green Tribunal today held that all metro rail projects need environmental clearance after conducting proper Environment Impact Assessment.  A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said Noida Metro Rail, whose construction was challenged…

NGT wants report on Yamuna

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the principal committee — constituted to look into the rejuvenation of Yamuna’s ecologically sensitive floodplains, after a three-day festival was organised there by the Art of Living foundation, earlier this year — to…

8 जून को नीलाम होगी पहली हीरा खदान

खनिज संसाधन बिभाग द्वारा जारी की गई निविदा बिज्ञप्ति, पन्ना से 23 किमी दूर हाटूपुर डायमंड ब्लॉक होगा नीलाम भारत सरकार माइंस एंड मिनरल डिपार्टमेन्ट के निर्णय के अनुरूप देश मे पहली बार पन्ना के हाटूपुर स्थित 133.50 हेक्टेयर के डायमंड ब्लॉक की ऑनलाइन नीलामी प्रक्रिया के…

India’s top court issues rare warrant in Gujarat silicosis deaths case

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – India’s top court has issued a rare warrant against the chief of the country’s pollution control board in the decade-old case of stone workers in Gujarat state who died of silicosis. The Supreme Court issued the warrant this week…

‘Safety of workers in 28k mines is responsibility of state govt’

Jodhpur: The Director General of Mines Safety (DGMS) has submitted before the Rajasthan High Court that there are about 33,000 mine leases in the state, with prevalence of silicosis, but not all of them fall under the purview of the Mines Act 1952. In its reply on…

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