Committee meets to reassess complete mining ban in Jharkhand district

Saranda, Chaibasa in Jharkhand had large reserves of iron ore, wrote Jharkhand’s chief secretary The periphery of Saranda has turned red due to the existing iron ore mines Photo: Sayantan Bera A committee set up by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to reassess mining regulations contained in the ‘Management Plan for Sustainable Read More …

Inquiry into Quebec’s asbestos mining legacy reveals shocking findings

It has witnessed deaths, lack of compensation and safety and lower penalties in contrast to other Canadian provinces Thetford Asbestos Mines in Quebec. Photo: Wikimedia Commons Exposure to asbestos caused 85 per cent of all workplace-related illnesses in Canada’s Quebec province between 2005 and 2015, according to an ongoing inquiry. The 1,107 deaths were confirmed by Read More …

Can You Earn Bitcoins Without Mining Or Investing?

Cryptocurrencies may have become the buzzword today but they are still far being adopted by the mainstream. While most people may have heard of the Bitcoin, very few know how actually to earn and use it. The easiest way you can be involved in the cryptocurrency world is by researching on the crypto coins. The Read More …

Ideas That Could Reshape How Companies Use Energy

Recent projections show that the world’s energy demands are about to increase by close to 25% between now and 2030. Population and wealth growth are the leading factors behind the increased need for energy. Additionally, issues related to pollution and climate change are compelling companies and investors alike with respect to how they produce and Read More …

Severe pollution caused in Meghalaya due to illegal mining, says CAG report

The performance audit is a severe indictment of the state mining department’s operations Marble mining in Meghalaya. Photo: Wikimedia Commons “There was serious air, water and environmental pollution caused by illegal, unregulated and indiscriminate mining being carried on in various parts of the state of Meghalaya”. These are not the words from a press release Read More …

Coal ministry to set up sustainable development cell

It will advise on, plan and monitor mitigation measures taken by coal companies to minimise environmental impact of mining A coal mine. Photo: Flickr The Ministry of Coal will set up a sustainable development cell to aid “environmentally sustainable coal mining in the country” and also to address concerns around mine closures, a statement issued by it Read More …

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 …

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