This report by Greenpeace and Kalpavriksh, exposes the environmental damage and human rights violations in the forests of Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh, an epicentre of mineral extraction in India. From talking to over 500 different ‘forest dwellers’ the report highlights violations in the constitutional rights of these communities
Singrauli: The Coal Curse
This report, by Greenpeace, again focuses on the Singrauli region of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. A fact-finding mission to the energy capital of the country but also the home of many tribal communities and some of the most threatened forests in India. The report comprises interviews with villagers and observations of the impacts of ash ponds, mining overburdens, and discharge from thermal power plants.
The Coal Curse: A Film on the Political Economy of Coal
Greenpeace film, available online, that provides visual documentation of the coal industry and the people who toil everyday within it. It accompanies the previous reports with its focus on Singrauli and also highlights the contemporary scandal that is taking place within India’s coal industry
Coal India: Running on Empty?
This report, explores the largest Coal company in India, Coal India Limited, and its misleading rhetoric and over estimation of extractable reserves. It documents the misleading of shareholders and states that its reserves could in fact be exhausted in 17 years, casting doubt of India’s plans for huge expanision of its coal sector.