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Written on 26/08/2017, 06:12
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Hazaribagh land acquisition protest

In early October of 2016, four people were left dead and as many as 40 were injured after police opened fire on protestors who were resisting the acquisition of heir land in an agriculturally richzone, in the Chirudih village near Hazaribagh. The  villagers were able to cultivate three annual crop harvests, employing the villagers throughout the year, and generated agricultural revenue upwards of Rs 300 crore.
 
Residents have been protesting the acquisition of land by the NTPC (formerly, the National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd) for their coal mines. The public-sector firm had proposed to start mining coal in the Karanpura valley, in the east Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, over an area of 47 square kilometers. The land acquisition for the project began in 2004, though slow progress was made on the proposed mines in what is claimed to be one of the largest coal blocks of Asia.
 
In May last year, villagers in the area initiated a Chita Satyagraha opposing the land acquisition without their consent. Government officials intervened and promised to resolve the matter, asking them to dismiss the satyagraha. Just before the protest, the villagers began a Kafan (Shroud) Satyagraha, demanding that the district collector investigate whether the NTPC had obtained the approval of the gram sabha, as required by law.
 
Source: https://thewire.in/70306/hazaribagh-four-dead-police-firing-anti-mining-protest/


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CSRCorporate social responsibility is a form of corporate self-regulation integrated into a business model. CSR policy functions as a self-regulatory mechanism whereby a business monitors and ensures its active compliance with the spirit of the law, ethical standards and international norms. Some common international standards followed by corporations are ISO 26000, Global Reporting Initiative, UN Global Impact and several others. Corporate social responsibility not only deals with corporate philanthropy but also other issues that affect the environment, consumers...

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