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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 […]
By Darsh Vatsa
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On 29th January 2012, the Power Development Board (PDB) of Bangladesh signed a joint venture agreement with India’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to establish 1320 MW coal power plant in the Rampal Upazila in the Beharghat district of Bangladesh which would be situated in close proximity of 14km radius from the Sundarban Reserve Forest […]
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By Prateek
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Coal is a non-renewable source of energy.  We have all read this in our school textbooks, and could maybe use a recap.  Due to the pressure on organic matter, coal was formed over millions of years, metres below the rocks and dirt we walk on. When we say non-renewable, we mean that the coal we […]
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By The Matter Collective
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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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By Goyant Kollso Naka
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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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By LMB Staff
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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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By LMB Staff
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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
By Vikrant Srivastava
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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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By LMB Staff
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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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By Alok Shukla
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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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By LMB Staff
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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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By LMB Staff
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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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By Siya Bhatia
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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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By LMB Staff
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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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By LMB Staff
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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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By LMB Staff
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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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By LMB Staff
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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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By Siya Bhatia
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Digging up more coal has become a national priority for India as it tries to meet its electricity needs. India has the fifth-largest coal reserves in the world and is the fourth-largest producer of coal in the world Mining minerals have been the most profitable business and established economy worldwide. Of all minerals, coal has […]
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By Siya Bhatia
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Amid the countrywide lockdown, the National Board for Wild Life (NBWL) has recommended coal mining in a part of an elephant reserve in Assam. It has recommended that part of 98.59 ha (hectares) reserve forest land that is a part of Dehing Patkai Elephant Reserve be used for opencast coal mining by North-Eastern Coal Field […]
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By LMB Staff
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What's happening to children in critically polluted areas of India? Find out!
By Aishwarya Sudhir
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They are fighting poverty, racism, malnutrition and on top of that toxic air
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By Siya Bhatia