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No hospital in 8-km range of ‘New Jharia’

By   /  July 16, 2012  /  India, Society  /  No Comments


2600 hundred families have been shifted to 1500 quarters in Belgaria, 22 kilometers from Jharia town, a new colony surrounded by jungles with no basic amenities within commutable range. There is no hospital or medical care, no school, no shops, and, worst of all, no jobs at all. The people of Belgaria have to travel […]

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An Olive Branch full of Thorns!!

By   /  July 16, 2012  /  India, Society  /  No Comments


Jharkhand is one of the richest areas in the whole country, rich in minerals deposit and forests. Coal alone contributes about 92- 93 per cent to the total revenues from mining received by the Jharkhand government. Infact Jharkhand receives the maximum mining royalty among the coal producing states of India. Since its formation, the Jharkhand […]

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Life expectancy of coal miners below 40 – Jharia

By   /  July 16, 2012  /  India, Local, News, Society  /  No Comments


  As Jharia burns, the people who have  chosen to make this place their home brave the fire and fumes to somehow make a living and feed themselves two square meals a day. Hardly any of the workers in the open cast mines wear any protective gear, no masks and no boots. Most end up with a film […]

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