The tragic tale of toxic Jadugoda: Videos documenting the devastating effects of uranium mining in JharkhandPosted on 12 Feb, 2013 08:11 AM
The rich treasure of uranium in this belt turns toxic for the ‘adivasis’, engulfing them in severe health and safety issues
A shocking story of ‘Toxic neglect’ (Source of video: womenaloudindia)
This article by Kishore C Samal in the Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) discusses how in the natural disater prone state of Orissa the authorities have not been able to draw up an effective disaster management plan and politicians continue to play politics with relief works. It argues that for dealing with these disasters and the relief and rehabilitation work that follows what is needed is the participation of the local community and functionaries of panchayati raj institutions, and coordination with national and international bodies.
It is evident that the domestic resistance to the project was variously compromised by nationalist rhetoric, imperatives of state development and absence of transnational support. The Hirakud dam project has failed on all of its objectives – flood management, hydropower production, irrigation and navigation. Its socio-economic impact has been devastating.