Singrauli: ‘Safety is an attitude which if followed in daily routine can help develop better safety culture’, said Shri C. Ramesh, Deputy Director of Mines Safety, Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS), Ghaziabad.
Shri Kumar was addressing the gathering as Chief Guest on the occasion of Prize Distribution ceremony of Annual Mines Safety Week-2018. The programme was organized by Northren Coalfields Limited, Sasan Power Limited and J. P. Ventures Limited under the aegis of Directorate General of Mines Safety, Varanasi at Vasundhara Stadium of Amlohri area of NCL. Read more
Data from the Ministry of Labour and Employment and news reports shows that at least 1,666 coal mine accidents happened between 2013 and 2016. Among these, as many as 261 were fatal accidents, causing at least 297 deaths.
At least two miners died after an illegal coal mine collapsed in Jharkhand’s Dhanbad on Wednesday, over a month after 15 miners got trapped in a ‘rat-hole’ mine in Meghalaya’s Khlooryngksan area.
A rescue operation in Jharkhand has been initiated as several miners are suspected to be trapped inside. Read more
In a state with a rich history of potent environment movements, this beach sand mining, surprisingly, found little resistance. Until now.
In the tiny, charming fishing villages along the coast of the Arabian Sea in southern Kerala, the story goes that it’s famed mineral-rich black sand piqued the interest of the Germans when they noticed the unusual thickness of the ropes shipped from the southern Indian coast. Those days, the women, who worked in coir factories in these coastal villages, had the habit of mixing black sand, without knowing it’s worth, with coir to lend it strength. When the sand was disseminated, geologists chanced upon the presence of rare earth minerals like monazite, ilmenite, rutile and zircon which find application in the production of atomic fuel. Read more
Raipur: At a time when the dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh governments over Mahanadi waters is rife and that is being heard by a Tribunal, participants attending a roundtable held at Raipur to release an important study report on the dispute have urged upon the governments to keep the doors to dialogue open. “It is high time governments of both the states came together to build a cooperation framework to address the issue”, said noted water expert Ranjan Panda, who has authored this study titled ‘Mahanadi: Coal Rich, Water Stressed.’ He was addressing a group of participants including academicians, politicians, civil society representatives, eminent citizens, activists and community members at a roundtable organized by Heinrich Boll Foundation, New Delhi and Mahanadi River Waterkeeper at Raipur today. Read more
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