Environment vs Employment: Anger, Suspicion Run Wild in Thoothukudi Amid Wait for Sterlite Order
Thoothukudi: A schism exists in Thoothukudi that manifests every Monday morning outside the district collector’s office.
Dubbed Petition Day, Monday is when people, both for and against Vedanta-owned Sterlite Copper, crowd the district administration offices to file petitions. Armed with placards and banners, one group puts up spirited shows on how the plant was feeding off the locals while polluting their surroundings. Another group stages a counter protest in favour of a huge job source banished from town by external conspiratorial forces. Among the audience are police personnel, keeping watch lest things get out of hand. Read more
The Justice M B Shah Commission had earlier probed the mining sector in Goa and its report in 2012 had pegged the alleged irregularities at around Rs 35,000 crore in the state.
The Goa government has set up a special court for speedy trial in cases related to illegal mining in the coastal state after receiving several police complaints in this connection.
ALAPPUZHA: Resentment is brewing among residents of Purakkad gram panchayat against the move of major irrigation department (MID) to sell mineral sand from Thottappally ‘pozhi’ (estuary) to either Indian Rare Earths (IRE) Limited or Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited(KMML)
The gram panchayat authorities and fishermen have warned that they would launch an indefinite agitation if IRE or KMML are carrying out mineral
sand mining in the name of dredging works. Read more
Singrauli: ‘Safety is an attitude which if followed in daily routine can help develop better safety culture’, said Shri C. Ramesh, Deputy Director of Mines Safety, Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), Ghaziabad.
Shri Kumar was addressing the gathering as Chief Guest on the occasion of Prize Distribution ceremony of Annual Mines Safety Week-2018. The programme was organized by Northren Coalfields Limited, Sasan Power Limited and J. P. Ventures Limited under the aegis of Directorate General of Mines Safety, Varanasi at Vasundhara Stadium of Amlohri area of NCL. Read more
Data from the Ministry of Labour and Employment and news reports shows that at least 1,666 coal mine accidents happened between 2013 and 2016. Among these, as many as 261 were fatal accidents, causing at least 297 deaths.
At least two miners died after an illegal coal mine collapsed in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad on Wednesday, over a month after 15 miners got trapped in a ‘rat-hole’ mine in Meghalaya’s Khlooryngksan area.
A rescue operation in Jharkhand has been initiated as several miners are suspected to be trapped inside. Read more