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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ban Asbestos Movement Gets Support from Western Ghats, Karnataka

On Sun, Jun 17, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Shankar Sharma wrote:

Shri Navin Kumar,
Chief Secretary,
Government of Bihar, Patna, India

Shri Nitish Kumar,
Chief Minister,
Government of Bihar, Patna, India

Dated, 17th June 2012

Dear Mr. Navin Kumar,

Greetings from Western Ghats, Karnataka.

This has reference to the reports that a number of factories are
coming up in Bihar making it the hotspot of hazardous asbestos based
production. I am clearly aware of the potential for exposing the
people to cancer causing risks through such factories.

It is very unfortunate that whereas many countries in the world have
banned the usage of asbestos because of the certainty of the
associated health risks, an ancient civilisation of Bihar should be
burdened with such a hazardous activity.

In this regard I fully support the contents of the letter of date
16/6/2012 by Sri. Gopal Krishna,
ToxicsWatch Alliance (TWA), New Delhi and urge the state government to
be the first in the country to ban the production and usage of
asbestos keeping in view the overall health of the communities.


Shankar Sharma
Power Policy Analyst
Mulubagilu, Doorvasapuram Post, Thirthahally
Shimoga District, Karnataka - 577432
Phone: 08181 203 703 & 94482 72503

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