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  project name ~ Nuclear Radiation Information Project

category ~ Peoples Rights




  Project Name


Nuclear Radiation Information Project



Jharkhandi''s Organization Against Radiation



Peoples Rights



East Singhbhum




  Budget Approved


Rs 2500


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Prasad Boddupalli
Srinivas Krovvidy


Bay Area
Bay Area
College Park









The projects proposal is for the provision of video editing equipment (Apple iMac + Final Cut Studio 5.1 software) to Mr.Shri Prakash, a filmmaker and an independent activist working with Jharkhandis Organization Against Radiation (JOAR) in Jadugoda, East Singhbhum dt, Jharkhand.

Jadugoda, in East Singhbhum dt of Jharkhand, is the only productive uranium mine in India. Due to the proximity of the mines, tailing dams and uranium waste, the people in and around Jadugoda are exposed to high levels of radiation. Consequently, they have been suffering from serious diseases such as cancers, lung diseases, body deformities etc. UCIL, the company responsible for mining refuses to acknowledge the problems and is opening new mines around Jadugoda and in other parts of the country.

Hence, there is a need to create information in visual medium to communicate the hazards of uranium mining to those in the vicinity of new and old mines. The visual medium is important as a lot of people are illiterate and it is more effective than other forms of communication. For instance, the documentary Budda Weeps in Jadugoda had a good impact in illuminating the whole issue.

JOAR, the organization striving for the welfare of Jadugoda is engaged in daily struggles. It is also important to convey those happenings to people in and around Jadugoda. Hence, there is a need for a dedicated, video editing infrastructure so that videos can be filed in pace with new developments.





To be Updated





- Educate the people in the vicinity of mines about uranium radiation and its hazards through a visual medium - create infrastructure for people''s media, as an alternative to media that is not sympathetic to people - Provide local youth an avenue to articulate their problems through imaginative means - Chronicle the hidden side of India''s nuclear program - Prepare educative material about nuclear mining and its problems for the rest of the country



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