Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
In the shadows of the state, Indigenous politics Environmentalism and Insurgency in Jharkhand, India, Alpa Shah, OUP, Rs 695
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