Project #613

Reducing pollution from stone crushing in India

by Jeevan Rekha Parishad (JRP)


Provide education and technical assistance to minimize silica emissions from stone crusher mills in the Khurda District of Orissa, India. Monitor exposures and encourage medical screening programs.
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Airborne silica generated from stone crusher mills (used to produce gravel used in construction) throughout Orissa, India is suspected to be the cause of increased morbidity and mortality rates from silicosis, cancer, and other lung disease. Unprotected workers, including children, working without respirators, in plants lacking proper ventilation or dust removal systems, are exposed to clouds of silica dust. Emissions from these operations are also known to affect local communities.


The goals of this project are:1) reduce risk of cancer and respiratory disease by reducing the exposures; 2) provide educational programs regarding health hazards and emission controls; 3) demonstrate the effectiveness of pollution control equipment;

Long-Term Impact

By demonstrating pollution control equipment and educating workers, we hope to reduce exposures to airborne silica in the stone crushing industries in this region..

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Organization Information

Jeevan Rekha Parishad (JRP)

Location: C.S.Pur, Bhubaneswar(Orissa) - India

Funded Project!

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $451 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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