Tag: coal mines

Media-bias ignores the real story of the Jharkhand community protest at NTPC

 
/ November 22, 2016

On October 1, 2016, newspapers across India flashed the news that four civilians were killed protesting against National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), along with dozens of others who were injured as police opened fire in Jharkhand near Hazaribaug. Most of these reports briefly mentioned that the people fired upon, were...

A Decade long struggle for Widow pension

 
/ May 19, 2016

Talomuni Soren, a resident of Mandu district, Jharkhand has not received any widow pension fund under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) since her husband died a decade ago. To make ends meet, she works in the coal mine in Jharkhand along with her teenage daughter. “She used to go...

Coal fire is burning a village since 20 years

 
/ April 22, 2016

As we all celebrate the World Day today, a village in Jharkhand continues to be engulfed by noxious fumes coming from a coal mine fire as high as three floors nearby. Kujju-Collieries Mines in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand has been burning continuously for 20 years now, putting lives of nearly...

Displaced by Coal Mines, 30 Years wait for Jobs Promised – Geeta Tudu reports for...

 
/ August 27, 2015

Phusri Village, Hazaribag district of Jharkhand | Geeta Tudu Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a producer and supplier of coal to power and steel sectors usurped 906 acres of land across 45 districts in Jharkhand in 1983. Over the next 30 years, a large number of people lost their land and...

Public Companies for Corporate Good

 
/ January 19, 2015

January 19; Godda, Jharkhand On September 7th of last year, residents of Lohandia village in Jharkhand sat on a strike near the familiar mining site of Eastern Coalfields Limited. The vibrations emanating from the blasts for coal extraction has cracked the walls of villagers’ houses. “A child was injured by...