Dalit, Tribal Settlements in Jharkhand's Palamu District Demand Closure of Stone Mine

Reported by

Nupur SonarLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

November 30, 2020

Location of Conflict




This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Other Kind of Mining

Stone Mining



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The residents of three primarily Dalit and tribal settlements in Chiru village in Jharkhand's Palamu district have been protesting since 2018 against stone mining carried out by Dantuta Mines, owned and operated by Anjani Kumar. These settlements are located within 30 metres of the mines. The residents have complained that blasting is carried out at night, which violates the terms of the environmental clearance. The blasting causes pollution, due to which many people in the village, including children, have breathing issues, and many have died due to tuberculosis. A huge stone broke through our roof once during mining. It could have killed my family.

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Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land), Forest and Non-Forest

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

District administration

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

All India Students' Association, Jharkhand, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Anjani Kumar, owner of Dantuta Mines

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