District Level Consultation – Telangana
In the District Level Consultation at Telengana, A short documentary film “Falling through the cracks – Children and Mining” was screened and followed by a detailed session on the plight of children in mining areas by the Secretary General of mm&P. A Participatory approach was followed in sensitizing the people on the violation of child rights in the context of Children in mining areas. There were discussions on the overview of mining throughout the state regarding five open cast mines and Singareni Coal mines, various stages of mining, degradation of Godavari River’s water quality and water pollution.
There were sessions on Mining Rules & Law Amendments, DMF Structure, Set up & present status, Cooperative mining – shareholding for the tribals, Silicosis, lack of implementation of FRA, Labour Act, Displacement, Communities command over natural resources, Future Generation Fund (model of Goa), Women & Mining etc.