Hundreds of migrant adivasis from Madhya Pradesh have died from acute silicosis (caused by inhaling silica) contracted while working in quartz crushing factories in central Gujarat. Thousands more face the same fate.

Even as the Goa Pollution Control Board has de-sealed 29 stone crushers at the Sao Jose de Areal belt, local residents have demanded strict monitoring of the dust pollution before any permission is granted for the crushers to re-commence full-fledged operations.

ONE month is all a government department gets to furnish information under the right to information (RTI) Act. Instead, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) has allegedly used that period to persuade an applicant to withdraw his petition. On March 19 this year, S Samayan of T Kallupatti natural resource protection committee filed an RTI application seeking information on stone crushers in Kilankulam, Vannivelanpatti and Ammapatti panchayats at T Kallupatti in Madurai.

In this piece of work, an attempt has been made to study the noise level of equipment induced sound at some granite quarries in Ganjam dist. and then to study noise induced deafness (NID) among the persons working there as laborers.

While mining continues to exploit mineral-rich areas and impoverish their people, a government panel ignores these costs to focus on fast-tracking private investment in the sector.
By Chandra Bhushan

Quarry dust is known to alter the stomatal index of most of the plants studies. But in some plants the stomatal index remains unaffected or undergo little changes. Study carried out on selected plant species growing in the vicinity revealed foliar epidermal responses to quarry dust pollution which differed from species to species.

Quarry dust is known to alter the stomatal index of most of the plants studies. But in some plants the stomatal index remains unaffected or undergo little changes. Study carried out on selected plant species growing in the vicinity revealed foliar epidermal responses to quarry dust pollution which differed from species to species.

Stone quarrying is a small scale labor oriented industry which has provided jobs to many people but at the same time it has brought a host of environmental problems in the vicinity. The study is carried out to understand the ground water quality in the stone quarry area of Bangalore District.

Proposal to excavate stone near Kaziranga in abeyance

It s also about not compensating suffering mineworkers

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