Chhattisgarh’s Korba district has a livelihood plan for mining-affected families

In a move that can improve the lives of families directly affected by mining, district authorities of Korba, Chhattisgarh’s coal and thermal power hub, have initiated a resource-based plan that can ensure sustainable income for hundreds.

This could be the first district in the country to initiate a targeted resource and need-based livelihood plan through the District Mineral Foundation (DMF), and can set a precedent for other mining-affected districts if implemented well. Read more

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Complying with SC order on Aravali: Raj

“In the court’s hearing, we had confessed that during our ground inspection few months back, we had found that illegal mining was being done in 115 hectares of area in Aravalis. We immediately put a stop to it and after SC’s orders, we again sent out team on field to find out if any illegal mining was being done in that area. No such activity was happening, but we have sent all the proof in an affidavit today.” Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India

HC pulls up AP over limestone mining

HYDERABAD: Stressing on the fact that it was keenly watching the response of AP authorities in dealing with big elements who are allegedly excavating thousands of tonnes of limestone worth hundreds of crores in an illegal way in Piduguralla, Nadikudi and other areas of Guntur, the Hyderabad high court on Thursday found fault with AP mining officials for launching large-scale prosecutions against small miners only. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India

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