Contesting Women’s Rights Within the Political Economy of Mining in India – Read details
India’s Childhood in the “Pits” A Report on the Impacts of Mining on Children in India – Read report
2010: National Consultation on Impacts of Mining on Women in India, 12th –13th February, 2010, Orissa
The National Consultation on Impacts of Mining on Women in India was organised on 12th and 13th February 2010, at Angul, Orissa. Dhaatri Resource Centre, Samata, and mines, minerals & PEOPLE (mm&P) had undertaken a national level study on the problems and impacts of women affected by different mining activities in the country, with case studies from five states in India – Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Jharkhand, Karnataka and Rajasthan. The National Consultation was organised to share the findings of the study with the various campaigns and people’s struggles working on mining issues in India, particularly, the groups that were involved in the field case studies. Read reprot
The Act (MMDR) should put as a pre-condition for sanction of any mining project, the following procedures and processes to be respected by mining companies. The
application for mining leases must provide for: Read report
Judgement on polavaram – Read judgement
The Hindu | July 18, 2006 | K. Venkateshwarlu
HYDERABAD: For the motley group of poor tribal youth from the remote hilltop hamlets of Visakhapatnam district who had not even seen the port city, landing straight in Stuttgart in Germany was an “unforgettable experience”.
“It was simply out of the world. The sprawling school campuses, the huge buildings, spic and span streets and vast stretches of greenery. Meeting youth from other countries besides learning creative ways of teaching children was indeed a lifetime experience,” says Gangayamma, 19-year- old teacher of a tribal school run by Samatha in Thorada. (more…)
It is unfortunate that Andhra Pradesh (AP) that prides itself as a fast track state with huge technological advances and a galloping economy, has such poor indicators of growth to its credit when it comes to its children living in the hills. The imbalances in growth and opportunities between mainstream and tribal populations are becoming more starkly visible since the 1990’s. – Read report
We the citizens groups, representatives from political parties, peoples organisations and NGO’s concerned about the health of the people and the natural resources of the Eastern Ghats in north coastal Andhra Pradesh, have come together to pass our declaration on – Read report
Araku Valley -Popularly known as Andhra Ooty is famous for its scenic beauty. Gostani River with all its beauty flows down the hills towards Visakhapatnam. Borra Caves the main tourist spot is on the banks of this river with Galikonda and Rakta konda as its peripharies. People prefer to go by train which carries them through the hills and valleys, through tunnels – a feast to the eyes of the traveler.
Now- all this is going to be a thing of the past… In the name of development this area is going to be handed over to the private companies who are waiting to dig out Bauxite which is the main raw material for the aluminum companies. This would fill their coffers with millions of rupees. They are going to mine at Galikonda and Rakta konda , after which we might not see the hills again. Gostani river will not flow and Visakha will not be able to quench its parched throat since it would dry up once the mining starts. The water reservoir near Tatipudi built on the River Gostani, which is the main source of water to Visakhapatnam, would dry up. Besides this, around 15 streams and many more lakes would disappear. The beautiful waterfall “Katika” which falls from 250ft high would lose its splendour. The life of the tribal people living in this region will be destroyed. (more…)