Mining and the River

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has been mining in Chirya, Manoharpur, Jharkhand for several years, and as a result, the natural resources have been contaminated, one of them is the river Hamsagandha. After the Gram Panchayat of Chiriya complained to the officials at SAIL a 9000 litres tanker was arranged to supply water to three villages. However, the entire river is polluted and access to clean water is now close to impossible. Here Donai Indh, water tanker driver, and Draupadi Samadh, a villager speak about the supply and the river.

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