SC cancelling illegal coal-mining leases not enough

 SC cancelling illegal coal-mining leases not enough                                                 – the immeasurable loss/damage to Adivasi community, their land, their forest, their environment must be accounted for and criminal cases for fraud must be filed against mine-owners – SC: all 214 (43 in Jharkhand) coal mining leases cancelled                                                          Shah Commission: iron-ore worth Rs. 14,541 crore Continue Reading

Vicious cycle of ‘Development’, Displacement and Death

Vicious cycle of ‘Development’, Displacement and Death Gujarat Oustees jump into Narmada Canal  Kashinathbhau Mohite, Wang Marathwadi dam affected activist, commits suicide 7th October, Narmada Dist/ Satara /New Delhi: False promises; snatching away of  rights  and even hope; continued mistreatment and harassment at the hands of police and administration; physical, psychological and emotional exploitation- Continue Reading