District Level Consultation – Paderu, Visakhapatnam

District Level Consultation on Children in Mining Area, Illegal Mining, DMF was held at Paderu, Visakhapatnam on 26th September 2017. 75 participants attended the program across the state.

mm&P Chairperson Mr. Ravi spoke about the recent judgement of National Green Tribunal (NGT) about the cancellation of bauxite mining lease that was accorded by APMDC to ANRAK Aluminium Limited and Jindal South West for supply of bauxite ore from the Jerrela block near Chintapalle in Viakhapatnam about 10 years ago in 2007.

There were elaborative discussions on Child Rights and Child protection. There were also interactions on Samata Judgement, Cooperative mining, situation of children in the mining areas and the consequences on their education, health due to air and water pollution & malnutrition issues.