Why Should We Be Concerned With Children in Mining Areas? (In English)


Mining has always been a symbol of struggle between human need and human greed. The greed has always undermined the need. We have seen many such struggles by tribal people in India such as the one in Niyamgiri hills against Vedanta in Odisha, against POSCO in Odisha, against SAIL in Salem, Tamil Nadu, and many more. Through these struggles one can see that economic prosperity has never percolated to the local level.

It is in and around these mining areas that we find many children growing up. These children are affected by mining bothindirectly and directly. It is these children who one should be concerned about and refer to as the mining children. Read more…