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Mica scavenging in Jharkhand destroys lives and environment

Mica scavenging in Jharkhand destroys lives and environment

Broken nails are possibly the least of all the horrors of mica scavenging in and around abandoned mines in the eastern Indian province of Jharkhand. Exploitative child labour, death by suffocation in mining shafts, severe health hazards such as tuberculosis for the...

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An army of children toils in African mica mines

An army of children toils in African mica mines

TARANTA-BAS, Madagascar — A boy climbs out of a pit in the ground and shields his eyes from the sun. His hands and feet are covered in dust, his T-shirt and shorts covered in rips.  The boy has spent the last several hours working inside the pit. Now above ground, he...

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Girl power to the fore

Girl power to the fore

Bal Mitra Gram (BMG), a path-breaking concept introduced by Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, is a village where all the children are free from exploitation and are going to schools to pursue education. The most important and integral part of this concept is...

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