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The Chhattisgarh government has enquired about why the second stage clearance for forest land allotted for an iron ore project in Dantewada’s Bailadila Hill should not be cancelled.(File Photo)

Chhattisgarh issues show-cause notice to NMDC over Bailadila iron ore project

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Consent of the gram sabha, a representative body of all villagers, was key to approval of mining of the Bailadila iron deposit with an estimated annual capacity of 10 million tonnes.
A total of nine vehicles were set ablaze in Kirandul mining area of the NMDC on Bailadila hills by Maoists.(PHOTO: POLICE SOURCES.)
A total of nine vehicles were set ablaze in Kirandul mining area of the NMDC on Bailadila hills by Maoists.(PHOTO: POLICE SOURCES.)

Nine vehicles set ablaze by Maoists in NMDC’s mining region in Danetwada

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 08:18 PM IST
In a similar incident, Maoists set ablaze four vehicles in Naryanpur district on Saturday night.
While the mining companies say that these resources are needed to fuel the country’s economic engine, the project affected communities — mainly tribals since India’s forested areas where they live are mineral-rich areas — don’t want to give up the forests since their lives are dependent on them, and they also share a cultural bond with the jungles, an issue that policymakers sitting in faraway capital cities fail to appreciate and understand.(Getty Images)
While the mining companies say that these resources are needed to fuel the country’s economic engine, the project affected communities — mainly tribals since India’s forested areas where they live are mineral-rich areas — don’t want to give up the forests since their lives are dependent on them, and they also share a cultural bond with the jungles, an issue that policymakers sitting in faraway capital cities fail to appreciate and understand.(Getty Images)

Mining in India needs a humane approach

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2019 06:02 PM IST
As it stands now, mining contributes just 2% of India’s GDP against 5% for China. While China’s methods may be less than democratic, India has in place the appropriate legislation and checks and balances to increase the potential of this industry. The Chhattisgarh example should occasion a rethink on the issue of sustainable mining.
The tribals, however, stated the protest under the banner of Sanyukt Panchayat Samiti and demanded to stop the mining operations.(PTI representative Image)
The tribals, however, stated the protest under the banner of Sanyukt Panchayat Samiti and demanded to stop the mining operations.(PTI representative Image)

Tribals start indefinite protest against mining in Dantewada hill

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 10:19 PM IST
The tribals, however, stated the protest under the banner of Sanyukt Panchayat Samiti and demanded to stop the mining operations.
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