NRI supporters of Lok Satta extended their helping hand to a village in Krishna District, by setting up a Reverse Osmosis plant in the village. Matlam is a small village in Kruthivennu mandal of Krishna District, which has a population of around 6000, consisting of fishermen and daily labor. As the village is located near […]
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Matlam is a small village in Kruthivennu mandal of Krishna District, which has a population of around 6000, consisting of fishermen and daily labor. As the village is located near to the coast, ground water is salinated and non-drinkable. Despite of repetitive requests to the government to provide clean drinking water, the villagers have been forced to buy drinking water from nearby towns. Due to transportation costs, Matlam villagers were buying water at Rs 15 – 18 per 20 liters. This cost has become a burden to the most poor villagers. Each family has been spending Rs. 600-800 per month on water.
The Story of Electronics, releasing Tuesday, NOVEMBER 9, employs the Story of Stuff style to explore the high-tech revolution’s collateral damage—25 million tons of e-waste and counting, poisoned workers and a public left holding the bill. Host Annie Leonard takes viewers from the mines and factories where our gadgets begin to the horrific backyard recycling […]