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.
To facilitate development and training in rural areas, the Indian Space Research Organisation is starting the 'Jhabua Development Communications Project' in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. The project, a forerunner to the gramsat -- a satellite that will solely cater to the needs of the rural population -- will broadcast programmes for rural development and education through 150 direct receiving terminals and 12 talk-back terminals. The project, which will be on for two years, will beam both live and pre-recorded programmes through the INSAT-2C.