Environmental rights activist K Rajendra says that it is common practice in the region to take permission for laterite mining, but instead indulge in bauxite mining.
“From 2002, tribal lands have been snatched and the environment exploited. Such a ruthless exploitation of the hills will result in big problems in the future for surrounding villages, wildlife and tribal culture,” he says. Read more
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Activists send people’s manifesto to political parties asking them to empower the tribals by recognising their rights over land and forest produce Read more
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Leo F. Saldanha
Bengaluru: I am happy to be invited to be part of the team for developing a Vision Document 2030; for the Karnataka Forest Department. However, I must express my deep trepidation over what this consultation process indicates, the manner in which it is being conducted and the quality of agency which is entrusted with this critical task. Read more
In 2016, 600,000 children died from acute lower respiratory infections caused by polluted air.
“No one escapes, from the womb to the grave,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO’s director-general in a resounding alert to the world about the growing ill-effects of air pollution. Read more
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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate the world’s largest statue, the Statue of Unity in Gujarat. At 182m tall (240m including the base), it is twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, and depicts India’s first deputy Prime Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Read more
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