Why do we need to shout out against Asbestos?

Asbestos have been used since 1800s but after the industrial revolution asbestos market had strong and steady growth of the mineral. After that asbestos was virtually everywhere, because it is a mineral that exists naturally in a fibrous form and is resistant to heat,…

‘सतलुज नदी घाटी में पनबिजली परियोजनाएं, एक रिपोर्ट

ऊपरी सतलुज जलग्रहण क्षेत्र लगभग 19,000 वर्ग कि. मी. में फैला है । पूर्व दिशा में एक छोटे भाग को छोडकर लगभग पूरा किन्नौर जिला इस जलग्रहण क्षेत्र का हिस्सा है । सतलुज नदी का यह ऊपरी भाग, तीन प्रशासनिक इकाइयों के बीच में से आर-पार होते हुये, दक्षिण-पश्चिम रेखा के…

Creating Harassment Free Public Spaces

We live in a society where we grew up watching movies where it is too easy to get a girl by following her on a road, teasing her, getting in the same bus as her, going in the same park where she goes. A lot of people actually believe and practice that and the cases of…

AIBOC coalition People’s Parliament on Unity and Development

To bring together Trade Unions, Farmers, Traders, Students, Youths, Women and Bankers at Grassroot level to discuss what kind of holistic development is needed. It is a dichotomy that Banks are saying there is no credit off take and people are saying they are not…

Climate Change and Reproductive Heath

The impacts of global warming and climate change are worldwide. The World Health Organisation estimates that the warming and precipitation trends due to anthropogenic climate change of the past 30 years already claim over 1,50,000 lives annually. And the direct…

AIR POLLUTION-Reality or Imagination

Air pollution occurs when gases, dust particles, fumes (or smoke) or odor are introduced into the atmosphere in a way that makes it harmful to humans, animals and plant. This is because the air becomes dirty (contaminated or unclean). During our work in the field, we…

Beyond Coal in India

In late August, millions of poor Indians rejoiced on a Supreme Court judgement on the allocation of coal blocks. It was further hoping that the subsequent order which categorically held all, except four, to be illegal. It was a reprieve from a forced displacement,…

District Mineral Foundation

District Mineral Foundation (DMF) as an institution for the welfare of people, under MMDR (Amendment) Act 2015came into being which under which the miners have to contribute 10% of proportionate royalty in addition to the royalty on minerals for leases issued after…

Community Issues in Coal Belts

A short descriptive report on Barddhaman District outlining areas of public health and indicators of health, nutrition and environmental pollution, MDGs. A blog www.alongtheburntcoalcorridor.wordpress.com elaborates more on specific issues of health and education….