User: ajayc Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Resource Conflicts
Last updated: Dec 16 2018 01:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How growing consumerism in India, China and the US is harming primate habitats across the world 18.1.2020 Scroll.in
The global demand for goods such as palm oil and rubber puts enormous pressure on environmental resources.
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Govt asked to form mines & minerals task force battalion 22.10.2019 The Assam Tribune
Govt asked to form mines & minerals task force battalion
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1,738 environmental activists have been killed worldwide in the past 16 years – some by the police 8.8.2019 Scroll.in - News that matters
Conflicts over resources such as fossil fuels, minerals, land or water are often the cause for violence.
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For its afforestation campaign, the Indian government is brazenly usurping Adivasi land 27.6.2019 Scroll.in
A new law allows trees felled because of industrial projects to be replanted on land occupied by indigenous communities without their consent.
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In abode of the clouds, coal sparks livelihood versus ecology debate 1.4.2019 Hindu: Rx
The election in Meghalaya’s two Lok Sabha seats is taking place in the backdrop of the worst mining tragedies in the State
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Sterlite plant is polluting groundwater, nearby river, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board tells SC 30.1.2019 Scroll.in
Meanwhile, the Madras High Court summoned Thoothukudi Superintendent of Police Murali Rambha in connection with a PIL alleging police crackdown on protestors.
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Jaintia Hills coal mining tragedy: Police makes breakthrough, one arrested 15.12.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Dec 15: In a major breakthrough, police have apprehended one of the accused persons involved in the illegal mining of coal in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district where 13 miners were trapped and feared dead after water gushed inside the 370 feet deep mine. He was arrested on Friday night.
“We have arrested Krip Chulet of Norman village, one of the accused persons involved in illegal mining at Ksan area of Lumthari village,” district SP Sylvester Nongtynger said.

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Iron ore mining is devouring Jharkhand’s sal-rich Saranda forest, hurting its Adivasi residents 6.12.2018 Scroll.in
Studies have recorded a drop in biodiversity in the forest over the years.
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Illegal mining, real estate, government inaction are swallowing up North India’s ancient Aravallis 22.11.2018 Scroll.in
The mountain range is a rare green lung in Haryana, acts as a barrier to the Thar desert eating into habited areas and facilitates groundwater recharge.
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Quest for black diamond: Pollution from mines, power plants is choking Chhattisgarh’s coal hub 9.11.2018 Scroll.in
In Korba, industrial exploitation of the area with no concern for residents’ health has led to resentment among the communities.
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Mukul accuses MDA of facilitating illegal coal mining 26.10.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, Oct 26: The Leader of the Opposition in Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has accused the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance of facilitating illegal coal mining while claiming that this is being done through the frequent transfer of officers.
“If you look at the manner in which the government has acted, there is a reason to believe that they were trying to pressurize the officers to engage in facilitating illegal mining,” Dr. Sangma had said here on Friday.
He alleged that after the government had removed the director of Mining & Geology and posted one officer, who was also serving as a mining & geology joint secretary and also MD of the Meghalaya Mineral Development Corporation Limited (MMDC).

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Sand mining in coastal Kerala is swallowing villages and displacing thousands 26.10.2018 Scroll.in
The threat of coastal erosion looms large over the coastline between Chavara and Alappad in Kollam district.
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Top News: In SC petition, ex-CBI chief Alok Verma says decision to divest him of powers is illegal 25.10.2018 Scroll.in
The biggest stories of the day.
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Domestic firms worried as non-ferrous metal imports see big jump 15.10.2018 Financial Chronicle
kolkata India is well endowed with minerals. It’s a treasure trove of 95 minerals, including fuel, atomic, metallic and non-metallic and minor minerals. The mining sector offers tremendous potential and presents a vast opportunity for investors to mine the unexplored regions. In a world governed by increasing volatility, those trading in minerals and metals require absolute clarity in the prices, information and forecasts they receive. Massive rise in imports in India have hugely affected domestic non-ferrous base metal manufacturing sector, particularly copper, aluminium, zinc, lead, nickel etc. Trade deficit in this sector which is significantly import for India’s construction, automobile, electricity and household sectors, has increased almost three times from $0.9b in FY10-11 to $2.6b in FY17-18. Worst hit was copper where a trade surplus of $1.2b in FY10-11 has turned into trade deficit of $1.1b in FY17-18. The increasing trend of imports of non-ferrous metals to India with support from FTAs is a ...
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State Govt PSUs should participate in mining auction: Cong 11.10.2018 The Assam Tribune
State Govt PSUs should participate in mining auction: Cong
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Conrad proposes use of technology to control illegal mining 8.10.2018 The Assam Tribune
Conrad proposes use of technology to control illegal mining
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Conrad for technology to control illegal mining 27.9.2018 Meghalaya Times

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SHILLONG, Sep 27: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has proposed the use of technology to check and control illegal mining in Meghalaya even as he informed that action has been taken against as many as 11 illegal limestone quarries in the state.
“Action has been taken against 11 such illegal quarries identified by the department with (the use of) GPS coordinates,” Conrad said while replying to a call attention on illegal mining in West Jaintia Hills (WJH) district moved by opposition Congress legislator from Umroi George B Lyngdoh at the last day of the 5-day Assembly autumn session here on Thursday.

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Vedanta's revenues up by 22% yoy, Chairman Navin Agarwal to invest Rs 56,000 crores in three years 24.8.2018 Sify Finance
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