State Level Consultation – Dabbanda, Visakhapatnam
State Level Consultation on Children in Mining area was conducted on 15th December’ 2017 at Dabbanda, Visakhapatnam.
There were discussions on the mining situation in various districts of Andhra Pradesh like the laterite mining issue in Sarguru and Avelthi, Bauxite mining in Chintapalli, etc. Samata Judgement, Cooperative Mining, the situation of children in the mining areas and consequences on their education, health due to air and water pollution, malnutrition issues etc. It was also said that the mining leases to the companies should be given rationally following all the rules and regulations. Sessions were also held on basic child rights, redressal mechanisms to be followed to address the violation of child rights, migration and trafficking issues among children.