User: ajayc Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Resource Conflicts
Last updated: Sep 09 2020 09:32 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Don't mine minerals sans consent of people call rung out 9.9.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Don't mine minerals sans consent of people call rung out
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Who benefits from Modi government’s commercial coal auctions? Not coal mining states 10.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Scroll.in analysis shows the floor revenue share fixed in the current auctions yields lower assured returns for states compared to previous rounds.
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India’s expanding mining sector is posing an acute threat to endangered tigers and their habitats 9.8.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A new report details the challenges faced by the big cat.
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India’s plan to revive its flailing economy by boosting coal production is deeply flawed 2.8.2020 Scroll.in
Past experience shows Adivasi communities are worst-hit by the resulting resource depletion and land conflicts.
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In Kerala, development projects cleared amid lockdown threaten the state’s ecological balance 19.7.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Among these is a new international airport near Sabarimala temple and sand mining in Thottappally estuary.
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Saving ‘jaati, maati, bheti’: Assamese civil society needs to recognise where the real threat lies 13.7.2020 Scroll.in
Clue: It is not the so-called illegal Bangladeshis from across the border.
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An ‘Assamese PSU’: The Baghjan blowout exposes long suppressed resentments against Oil India 8.7.2020 Scroll.in
For decades, the company has done business by reaching out to local interest groups. But it often forgot local communities.
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‘Litany of daily jumlas’: Opposition leaders criticise Centre for ‘bizarre’ economic package 16.5.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury accused the Centre of using the pandemic to impose the agenda of the rich and trying to privatise public assets.
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Two Bills passed amid Opposition protest 6.3.2020 Hindu: National
Congress seeks urgent discussion on riots
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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

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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

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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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