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.
Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee now says the state will not take land from farmers without consent.
Singur--where the Tatas are building a small car plant--has been under prohibitory orders since late September 2006. It was lifted on January 28 only to be re-imposed on February 4--just days ahead of Trinamul chief Mamata Banerjee's planned rally in Singur.
Krishi Jomi Raksha Committee filed a suit against the re-imposition of prohibitory orders at the high court.In its February 14 verdict, the court ruled that the state had imposed prohibitory orders in a "pre-judged" manner on February 4. On February 18, Banerjee held her first rally in Singur after nearly five months.