Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Living among coal fires

In the village Bokapahari, in India, thousands of people live in hell of permanent coal fires, earning about two dollars a day on sale of coal, which they stole from the state mines. The government has spent millions of dollars to build new apartments for them, but so far that people are in no hurry to move.
The Government has spent $ 5 million to build 2,400 new housing units for residents Bokapahari, but residents say that they will not be able to earn money if they leave far away from the mine.
Moreover, residents complain that the new apartments (2,7 x3, 3 meters) with an additional bathroom and a kitchen too small to fit in a family, comprising some 10 people.

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