Assembly resolution on mining against SC order: Panel to MPs

Panaji: A delegation of Mines, Minerals and People met MPs across party lines in New Delhi and explained how the private member resolution passed in the Goa assembly will handover mining leases to the same leaseholders, who had carried out illegal mining till the Supreme court intervened.

The body is an alliance of organisations, groups and individuals which has a network in 26 states. Delegation member Ravindra Velip said the delegation explained how the proposed amendments will bypass Supreme Court’s two judgments and only benefit the miners, who carried out illegal mining.

The Goa assembly unanimously passed resolution on August 3 to restart mining activities, which came to an halt on March 15.

Ravindra Velip, member of MM&P said the delegation made the MPs aware about resolution passed in the Goa assembly to amend mining laws so that the earlier leaseholders, who were stopped from carrying out illegal mining, get to continue mining.

He said the delegation explained how the proposed amendments will bypass Supreme Court judgments and only benefit companies who carried out illegal mining. “The MPs were briefed on how a people-oriented policy can lead to sustainable mining. We requested the MPs to raise a demand in Parliament that revenue lost due to illegal mining in Goa be recovered from the leaseholders,” he said.

Courtesy: The Times of India

mm&P delegation calls on Narendra Sawaikar, discusses mining issue

mm&P delegation calls on Narendra Sawaikar, discusses mining issue

Panaji, Aug 10 (UNI) A delegation of Mines, Minerals and People (MM&P) met Member of Parliament from South Goa Narendra Sawaikar in his office at New Delhi on Friday and discussed mining issue.

Panaji, Aug 10 (UNI) A delegation of Mines, Minerals and People (MM&P) met Member of Parliament from South Goa Narendra Sawaikar in his office at New Delhi on Friday and discussed mining issue.

According to a statement here, the delegation was led by Ravi Rabbpragada (Chairman) from Andhra Pradesh, Ashok Sirmali (Secretary General) from Gujarat, Ravindra Velip (Executive Council Member for Goa State) and other Executive Council members from Odisha, Zharkhand, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

MM&P has a nation wide network across over 26 states and is an alliance of organisations, groups and individuals. It has effective presence in all the Scheduled V areas as well as in the non-schedules areas.

MM&P discussed with Mr Sawaikar regarding commencement of sustainable and legal mining in Goa which could done by forming a people oriented mining policy.

Chairman Ravi Rebbapragada explained him how the illegal mining was taking place all across India. Other members too shared their experiences.

Ravindra Velip then discussed about the legal hurdles that may be faced if the central government amends the MMDR Act, 1957 and The Goa, Daman and Diu, Abolition of Mining Concessions and Declaration of Mining leases Act, 1987.

Mr Velip then suggested him to undertake a comprehensive study of all the mining affected regions affected by mining before deciding on the Goa Mining Policy.

Courtesy: UNI

Supreme Court notice to Andhra Pradesh on Polavaram project

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Andhra Pradesh government from Orissa government seeking stay of all construction activities in the Indira Sagar Polavaram project and for quashing the final approval granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests

A two-member bench comprising Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta issued the notice and posted the matter for further hearing on September 6. The court had earlier sent notice to AP on a writ petition filed by advocate Saravan Kumar on behalf of RELA, NGO. The court also framed issues for adjudication in the suit filed by the Orissa government in 2007 against the project. Read more

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

महाराष्ट्र : बुलेट ट्रेन-एक्सप्रेस वे-बंदरगाह जैसी विनाशकारी परियोजनाओं के विरोध में जन सभा; पालघर 9 अगस्त 2018

चलो पालघर ! चलो पालघर ! आंतरराष्ट्रीय आदिवासी दिवस रैली
बुलेट ट्रेन, एक्सप्रेस वे, वाढवण बंदरगाह, नारगोल बंदरगाह MMRDA प्लान रद्द करो !
आदिवासी एकता जिंदाबाद ! भूमिपुत्र एकता जिंदाबाद !

महाराष्ट्र, पालघर 4 अगस्त 2018 । भूमी सेना आदिवासी एकता परिषद के संस्थापक मा. काळूराम काका धोदडे के नेतृत्व में बुलेट ट्रेन विरोधी आंदोलन पिछले देड़ दो साल से चल रहा है। पालघर (महाराष्ट्र) में आ रहे विनाशकारी परियोजनाए – मुम्बई वडोदरा एक्सप्रेसवे, वाढवन बंदरगाह, MMRDA प्लान आदि मुद्दों पर चल रहे आन्दोलनों को एक साथ लाकर ‘भूमिपुत्र बचाव आंदोलन’ बनाया गया।

तनाही नहीं इस संघर्ष में गुजरात के खेडूत समाज के साथी भी जुड गये और आंदोलन को मजबूत किया। पिछले साल 9 अगस्त को तलासरी में आंतरराष्ट्रीय आदिवासी दिन के उपलक्ष पर विशाल रैली का आयोजन किया गया और सभी विनाशकारी परीयोजनाओ के खिलाफ आवाज बुलंद किया। राजनीतिक पार्टियां तथा विदेशी पैसे लेकर समाजसेवा करनेवाले NGO को दूर रखकर यह आंदोलन आदिवासी, खेडूत, शेतकरी, मछुआरे, भूमिपुत्र कीं एकता और निरंतर संघर्ष कारण मजबूत बन रहा है।

इस बार 9 अगस्त 2018 को आंतरराष्ट्रीय आदिवासी दिवस पालघर में आदिवासी एकता परिषद के तत्वाधान में मनाया जा रहा है। आइये आप सब भी इस कार्यक्रम में शामिल हो और बुलेट ट्रेन, एक्सप्रेसवे आदि परियोजना के विरोध अपनी आवाज बुलंद करे।

Courtesy: Sangharsg Samvad

The Proposed Bullet Train Project A Misplaced Priority

Activists of Civil Society organisations gathered at the heart of national capital to question the feasibility of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project. Bhumi Adhikar Andolan (BAA) and National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM) held a detailed discussion on economic viability, environmental and social impact of Bullet Train Project on August 2 at Constitution club, New Delhi.

In the day long discussion, social activists Ulka Mahajan (Maharashtra), Hannan Mollah (BAA), Rohit Prajapati (Gujarat), Madhuresh Kumar (NAPM) and environmentalists from various civil groups participated. Read more

Courtesy: The Link

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