Staff Reporter

Bangalore: The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based non-governmental organisation, is launching its latest “State of India’s Environment” report, a series of publications on the subject of environment and development in India.

This time, the report analyses the impact of mining on the environment and the people. The report, called “Rich Lands, Poor People – Is Sustainable Mining Possible?”, will be released on August 4. Governor of Karnataka Rameshwar Thakur will release this exhaustively researched and well-illustrated 350-page report.

Programme

The release function will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Sunita Narain, director, CSE. The occasion is expected to bring together key mining experts, media persons, civil society organisations, regulatory institutions and industry associations, to debate what the book puts forth: How should mining be done in India?

The book release will take place at Hotel Royal Orchid Harsha, 11, Park Road, Shivaji Nagar at 5.00 p.m. To register, send an email to souparno@cseindia.org or fax 011-29955879.

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