Orissa Post | Feb 06, 2020
New Delhi: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty Thursday urged the Union government to exempt District Mineral Foundations (DMF) fund from income tax (I-T) citing that it would increase tax liability on the fund which in turn will adversely affect the upliftment of people belonging to mining affected areas. Read more
25 Nov 2019 – High-level plenary: focus As the central focus of the 2019 Forum is to reinforce the call on governments for action on business and human rights, the Working Group on Business and Human Rights that chairs the Forum is convening a high-level panel involving governments from different regions to hear the perspectives of government leaders on the way forward. This plenary session addresses the Forum’s theme on government action and leadership, with the title “Stepping up government leadership: from commitments to action”. Read more
The Zilla Panchayat (ZP) has decided to utilise Rs50 lakh from District Mineral Foundation (DMF), set up for the specific purpose of undertaking development works in mining-affected areas and helping the mining-affected people, for the construction of a hi-tech toilet at the ZP office.
counterview.net | Oct 10, 2019
By Our Representative
A recent seminar in Delhi, held in the presence of two Union ministers, Faggan Singh Kulaste and Ashwini Kumar Choubey, has been told that a whopping 10 million workers working in the mining sector are exposed to silica dust, with 50% of them suffering from silicosis, a deadly incurable lungs disease.
Participants, who included representatives of top civil society groups mines, minerals & People (mm&P) and Samata, doctors, labour unions and silicosis affected workers, referred to radiological investigations conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research, which found that 56% of mine workers in Rajasthan are affected with silicosis or silica-tuberculosis. Read more
Counterview.org | Oct 04, 2019
A series of civil society consultations were held in Udaipur (Rajasthan), Bhavnagar (Gujarat), Dahanu (Maharshtra) and Constitution Club of India (New Delhi) on adverse impact of mining on people’s livelihood and health, especially vulnerable sections such as tribals, women and children, and how illegal mining has made things worse. Detailed notes of each of the consultations: Read more