Yatra to create awareness on threats faced by Goa from dirty coal

We will be holding a month-long yatra in the State to create awareness of the authorities’ “diabolic” plan to convert Goa into a coal hub through the double-tracking of the railway line.

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Delay in Implementation of Emissions Standards from Coal Plants is Hurting the Health of Our Children – Doctors and Citizen Groups

A latest video released by leading doctors and citizen groups from all over India, showcases that missed deadline of the implementation of the emission standards of coal power plants every year causes irreparable damage to the health of the children. According to the video, missed deadline each year causes an estimated 88,000 cases of childhood […]

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Sample letter on the delay in implementation of the new norms of the air emissions for TPPs

To Hon’ble Chief Minister Hon’ble Minister of HealthHon’ble Minister of Environment & Forest Subject: Concerns about deferment of emission norms of Thermal Power plants Dear Sir,We are a group of concerned citizens with serious concerns on the delay inimplementation of the new norms of the air emissions for Thermal Power Plants (TPP) and its implications […]

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Environmental impact of the coal industry

Coal kills, its not only the enemy of people but also for planet and by the planet means the only home for all. India is putting fossil fuel at the forefront of its strategy to turn the pandemic into economic opportunity. We have to understand that dirty fuel won’t be good for the people and planet

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76 Major Coal Ash Accidents occurred in the last decade in India: Report

At least 76 major coal ash pond accidents occurred across the country between 2010 and June 2020, according to a new report by Healthy Energy Initiative India and Community Environmental Monitoring. The report titled “Coal Ash in India – A compendium of Disasters, Environmental and Health Risks” states that these accidents have caused deaths and […]

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कोयले की नीलामी का पर्यावरण पर क्या होगा असर?

कोयला कॉर्पोरेट मुनाफे की एक वस्तु नहीं, बहुमूल्य राष्ट्रीय सम्पदा है जिससे सैंकड़ों लोगों का जीवन और आने वाली पीढ़ियों का भविष्य जुड़ा है | कल 18 जून को प्रधान मंत्री मोदी ने व्यावसायिक उपयोग के लिए खदानों की प्रक्रिया शुरुआत की | अपने भाषण में उन्होने कहा कि कोयला संसाधनों का आर्थिक लाभ के […]

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India launches commercial coal mine auction: What are the worries?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining via video conference with an aim to achieve self-sufficiency in meeting energy needs and boost industrial development. “We are not just launching the auction for commercial coal-mining today, but bringing the coal sector out of decades of lockdown,” PM said. But, […]

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PM Modi launches auction of commercial mining

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining via video conference with an aim to achieve self-sufficiency in meeting energy needs and boost industrial development. The process is open for domestic as well as global firms under the 100 percent FDI (foreign direct investment) route. But, at the same […]

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Crude Cruelty: How Fossil Fuels are slaying our green lungs

Remember Fossil Fuels? The topic which fetched us full marks in Class 6th EVS Exams? Well! that’s exactly what today I am talking about.  Fossil Fuels are an immense quandary for the woods in many ways. As per what we have learned in our NCERT Books, it’s disadvantageous to humans because it contributes to Global […]

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Coal Mining temporarily suspended near Assam wildlife sanctuary

The North-Eastern Coalfields (NEC), a unit of Coal India Limited in Assam, has temporarily halted its operations following protests over its impact on a subtropical rainforest nearby. According to reports, an official order signed by NEC’s general manager based in eastern Assam’s Margherita said all mining operations have been suspended with effect from June 3. The […]

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Commercial mining of coal allowed to end government monopoly: Nirmala Sitharaman

Commercial mining of coal will be allowed to end government monopoly in the sector, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in the fourth set of announcements on a Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus. “Coal is a government monopoly. That government monopoly is being removed,” Ms. Sitharaman said. In the coal sector, she said the government will […]

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Try the #MinerFilter and express your support for Coal Miners

Let Me Breathe has launched a new AR filter on Coal Miners Day! https://www.instagram.com/a/r/?effect_id=779499499251694 Some of us can work from home but every thought about miners and how they must be doing in such a pandemic? Coal mine workers in India are fighting poverty, racism, malnutrition, toxic air, and on top of that COVID19. The […]

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Coal Miners Day 2020: Saluting the coal miners

Coal mining continues to be one of the most hazardous professions in our society. Even today, coal miners continue to face a work environment that is inherently toxic and unhealthy. Coal miners walk away with significant health impairments and shorter life expectancies than others. Coal is the most abundant fossil fuel on Earth and Coal mining is the process […]

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The life risks of coal miners in Chattisgarh

With over 45% of land surfaces forested and home to a rich array of minerals, Chhattisgarh offers a focus for some of India’s richest source of biodiversity. It has been estimated that there is around 44,483 million tonnes of coal in 12 coalfields in Chhattisgarh, in Raigarh, Surguja, Koriya and Korba districts. It ranks second among states […]

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What are coal miners going through in this time of pandemic?

With the country confronted with an unprecedented situation, offices have resumed work from home to keep safe.  But, there are many still who are still working, risking their lives in this current situation, the Coal Miners.  Supply of coal declared as essential service Union Minister of Coal, Mines and Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi had announced […]

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Cycle for a pollution-free India

The Spectators must become the Ringmaster – Taming the Air Pollution Beast

‘Vehicular pollution is a major cause of air pollution-we can’t ignore it’