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 Giddha, Ara, Bhojpur
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 Goraul, Vaishali
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.