Crushing job: Study points out risks for migrant workers at stone quarries

National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj found significant child labour at quarries in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh Migrants working in stone quarries of Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh lived in poor conditions, without adequate safety, which increased health risks, according to a study by the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Read More …

Our ability to manufacture minerals could transform the gem market, medical industries and even help suck carbon from the air

Last month, scientists uncovered a mineral called Edscottite. Minerals are solid, naturally occurring substances that are not living, such as quartz or haematite. This new mineral was discovered after an examination of the Wedderburn Meteorite, a metallic-looking rock found in Central Victoria back in 1951. Edscottite is made of iron and carbon, and was likely Read More …

4 Reasons Why Inflatable Packer is a Must Have

Non-stop operating challenges in the field of the gas, oilfield, and underground mining has led the inflatable technology to become a mainstream go-to solution for those in jobs of high-pressure drilling, borehole measurement, and tunneling. And it is none other than the inflatable packers that have been extensively catering to the niche since a decade Read More …

टल सकता था दिपका खदान हादसा, पर्यावरण के खतरों को किया नजरअंदाज

पर्यावरण मंत्रालय ने वर्ष 2018 में खदान की क्षमता 31 मिट्रिक टन से बढ़ाकर 35 मिट्रिक टन करने की मंजूरी देते समय नदी का पानी प्लांट में घुसने की आशंका जताई थी अपना किनारा तोड़कर खदान की बढ़ती लीलागर नदी। फाइल फोटो छत्तीसगढ़ के कोरबा जिला में स्थित दिपका कोयला खदान में लीलागर नदी का Read More …

Rajasthan to create pneumoconiosis fund with DMF money

The fund will be used to execute a comprehensive policy on the disease, which is widely prevalent in the mining state Rajasthan has announced the creation of a Pneumoconiosis Fund, which will be majorly financed by money from the District Mineral Foundation (DMF). This Fund will be used to finance a comprehensive policy on the disease released by the Read More …

Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (October 3, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal Effective environmental governance can curb crop burning The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has been hearing cases on crop residue burning for the past six years and only effective environmental governance can address the Read More …

कोयला खदान में घुस गई नदी की धारा, भारी नुकसान का अंदेशा

कोयला खदान के अंदर नदी की धारा घुसने से पहले श्रमिकों को बाहर निकाल लिया गया, लेकिन फिर भी नुकसान का अंदेशा है  छतीसगढ़ के कोरबा जिले में स्थित लीलागरी नदी एक कोयला खदान में घुस गई। फोटो: पुरुषोत्तम ठाकुर भारी बारिश के चलते छत्तीसगढ़ के कोरबा जिले में स्थित लीलानदी ने इतवार दोपहर अपना Read More …

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