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.
A worker sits by pruned tea bushes. The average age of tea bushes in Darjeeling is 85 years and falling productivity is a cause for concern. Erratic rainfall and the transition to organic forms of cultivation, say planters, have made a dent in productivity.
Read full story: Simmering discontent over tea
Photograph by: Sayantan Bera