Make India Asbestos Free

Make India Asbestos Free
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Journal of Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI). Asbestos Free India campaign of BANI is inspired by trade union leader Purnendu Majumadar. It has been working for last 17 years. It works with peoples movements, doctors, researchers and activists besides trade unions, human rights, environmental, consumer and public health groups. BANI demands criminal liability for companies and medico-legal remedy for victims. For Details: krishnagreen@gmail.com

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sambalpur Villagers demand death instead of asbestos factory

Land loosers of Visaka Asbestos, Parmanpur village of Sambalpur District in Odisha, affected people have pleaded the President of India to grant death as the company has forcefully taken away their land and constructed the plant and started production.

The Visaka Asbestos Industries’ plant to manufacture 216,000 tons per annum of Asbestos Cement Sheets at Mouza: Paramanpur, Taluq: Maneswar, Dist:Sambalpur is fraught with disastrous consequences for the villagers of Odisha. Parmanpur Gram Surakshya Samiti has written to authorities informing them about their valid fears about incurable lung diseases.

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