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  project name ~ Nuclear Radiation Information Project

category ~ Peoples Rights

 
       

  

     

  Project Name

 

Nuclear Radiation Information Project

  NGO

 

Jharkhandi''s Organization Against Radiation

  Category

 

Peoples Rights

  District

 

East Singhbhum

  State

 

Jharkand

  Budget Approved

 

Rs 2500

 

  Year Approved

 

2006

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Prasad Boddupalli
Srinivas Krovvidy

 

Bay Area
Bay Area
College Park

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

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.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

To be Updated

 

  Goals

 

 

- 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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