Maheen Mirza’s film ‘Agar wo desh banati/ If she built a country’ looks at the widespread displacement on an unprecedented scale for mines and industries in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh.
In 2014, the Government of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) to accelerate efforts in achieving universal sanitation coverage. The issue of access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities also became a major Sustainable Development Goal (SDG-6) when the United Nation set 17 global goals in 2015 under the 2030 Agenda.
The coal mining sector is all set to receive a boost in India as the government plans to open up the sector to commercial players by 2018.
It was in the late 90s that Raigarh emerged as the hub for power, coal mining and sponge iron in Chhattisgarh. The coalfield in Mand Raigarh is spread over an area of more than 1,12,000 hectares with an estimated 21,117 metric tonnes of coal.
"The Kelo river has never been like this but in the last two decades, the economic growth in the region has spoiled the purity of the river", says eminent journalist Shiv Rajpoot from Raigarh, who is also known as "Kelo man". He has twice traveled by foot, the 90 km stretch of the Kelo from its origin to its end.
The objectives of his two visits were to study and document:
Kelo dam, Raipur, Chattisgarh oustees agitation - Hunger strike called off after meeting with Chief Minister - Audio updates from CGNet Swaraposted 10 years 6 months ago
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Kelo dam hunger strike: 7 more farmers shifted to hospital
Rajesh Tripathi is reporting from continuing hunger strike of farmers from Kelo dam site in Raigarh district of Chhattisgarh. He says 7 more farmers have now been shifted to hospital. 4 were shifted before in last 2 days.
Tonnes of fish die in Kelo river, Chattisgarh due to toxic industrial waste - Update from CGNetSwaraposted 10 years 8 months ago
After exploration she found that more than 3 ton fish have died in Kelo River in last one week.