Make India Asbestos Free

Make India Asbestos Free
For Asbestos Free India

Journal of Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI). Asbestos Free India campaign of BANI is inspired by trade union movement and right to health campaign. BANI has been working since 2000. 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

Monday, April 29, 2019

Indian govt's immoral policy on asbestos indefensible

Indian govt's immoral policy on enviro-occupational diseases like incurable but preventable asbestos related diseases causes 50,000 deaths/yr. India's purchase of asbestos from Russia, Brazil & Kazakhstan despite banning asbestos mining is indefensible. 

Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) which is a people's alliance working for asbestos free India since 2000 was represented by its co-founder Dr Gopal Krishna at the 15th Annual Conference of Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation (ADAO). He briefed the delegates from some 10 countries about the unscientific stance of Government of India on continued trade, manufacture and use of white chrysotile asbestos. He spoke at George Washington University on the subject of deadly propaganda of the asbestos industry, Rotterdam Convention and the need for a mandatory UN treaty to hold corporate criminals like asbestos companies accountable for the ongoing worldwide public health disaster. 


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

BANI co-founder to speak at George Washington University during Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference

Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI) co-founder Gopal Krishna will be speaking at the Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University at the 15th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference during April 5-7, 2019. He will speak during the conference on “Deadly Propaganda: Asbestos Imports, Use and Deaths”. BANI has been working for asbestos free India since 2000. 

ADAO's 15th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference on April 5 - 7, 2019 in Washington, DC http://bit.ly/2Va0u2019AAPC 


Deadly Propaganda: Asbestos Imports, Use and Deaths || “Breathless” Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion at George Washington University on Thursday, April 4, 2019 http://bit.ly/2QvgZZs
Formed in 2002, BANI is working with concerned villagers, city folks, peoples movements, doctors, researchers and activists besides trade unions, human rights, environmental, consumer and public health groups. 
BANI seeks accountability from public institutions, criminal liability for companies besides preventive and medico-legal remedy for victims of asbestos related diseases. BANI’s struggle with Khet Bachao Jeewan Bachao Jansangharsh committeeand Paryawarn Bachao  Jeewan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti  in  the  remote villages  of Bihar led to the stoppage of the  asbestos based plants in Bihar:
Tamil Nadu based Nibhi Industries Pvt. Ltd’s Plant at GiddhaAraBhojpur
Telangana based Hyderabad Industries Ltd’s plant at Kumarbagh Industrial Area, West Champaran
West Bengal based Balmukund Cement & Roofings Ltd’s at Chainpur-Bishunpur, Marwan, Muzaffarpur
West Bengal based Utkal Asbestos Limited (UAL)’s Plant at GoraulVaishali
Rajasthan based A Infrastructure Ltd’s  Plant at Pandaul Industrial Area, Madhubani
BANI has been working for asbestos free shipping, ship breaking/recycling industry and seeking ban on asbestos laden talc powder.

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