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tv   Reporter - The Hellish Coal Fields of Jharia  Deutsche Welle  November 13, 2017 5:02am-5:16am CET

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as environmental muscles of the u.n. climate conference in a german city upon the terminator actor and former governor of california is highly critical of the climate policies of u.s. president donald trump he's been campaigning for more green energy and cuts in emissions. to. health. and hearings to law. solidarity. they fall by the wayside when the gap between rich and poor grows. like in an equal society is. the divide starting november fifteenth on d w. earning.
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seventy three moto works as a coal scavenger it's a tough job for a teenager it's also dangerous illegal and a health hazard. coal also has disastrous consequences for the climate india is already among the world's top polluters. every morning savitri toils for hours in the mines of giardia in eastern india. it's the country's coal belt where tens of thousands of people struggle to make a living. separately has to work in the mines to sustain her family and pay for college. and i. saw the three mother who is seventeen years old she scavenge is in the open cost
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gold mines of chechnya in india. her brother should come on known as true is just night. starting with the word that when i first began working here everything seemed very scary to me and i loved that it was like seeing a ghost that we had a lot of land right now the coal mines have become my friends but. i'm used to everything now. the two begin to dawn every day and work for four hours industrial mining has temporarily stopped in the spit. normally machines would remove the call now it has to be hacked out of exposed seems. to. me. one time it is my first there was
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a lot of blood. i had to go to hospital. there are other challenges the field of getting caught is all too real scavenging is illegal. in this school we worry about the police what do they do they chase and whatnot. and then they take away all because of that. that's a lie when. the police say don't do this work you're thieves. and bostock i'm struggling to make a living that isn't stealing if i rob a bank that's stealing. you can get killed doing this work. is going to johnson he said i think i was your id how is it stealing. but the government and the law don't see it that way. is that when you come on this side.
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hold on tight it's heavy. so to cut the girl fast you've been dragging your feet for the past hour. and. a basket of cold ways at least thirty five to forty kilograms. some of the three makes four to five trips each day. oh. my sandals come off. some of the time he is determined to finish the work exhaustion takes over.
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what. you do a total i can't let you finish. a few hours of work which is the equivalent of about three euros that's more than what people here is daily brust the cold is a lifeline for the poor in the region some thirty thousand people work a scavenger is in the minds. of the three has to first bundle coal she's collected to reduce it to sell a big chunks. of plastic. needed it would walk
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slowly the flame will die out. we're down carefully. and you got to build you up. but i guess they did a little yeah well i have eye problems because of the smoke i sometimes wear glasses at home i know this is always very harm that especially for the lungs. it's a they haven't got a clue that is the burning coal causes air and water pollution. that it destroys everything it comes into contact with your love. for the little what is i know is that if i want to. die now then i know that if this helps to cook the cold faster. from the charcoal it's sold on to local markets households and restaurants.
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sits atop one of india's largest gold reserves dozens of places reach below the ground some have been smoldering for more than a hundred years when underground mining first began. most fires ignited spontaneously when minerals in the exposed coal heater. continued opencast mining has worsened the problem the fires cause the earth to fish and collapse destroying houses and causing landslides. the resulting carbon emissions have a devastating impact on the environment and the climate. that. saw the trees hard work doesn't pay off today. she's covered the chunks with ash to douse the fire
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a customer who had promised to buy her goal doesn't show up she worked for three days to make despite. the three desperately needed the money today. home. last that money. that means our monetary problems at home will worsen so we'll really have to cut back on essential for a couple of days. if i had managed to sell call today i could have bought some food rations for my family. it's a vicious cycle of poverty one that saw the three is determined to break. she rushes over after her work in the mines to get ready for college.
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was only one of them. shows most of the income from scavenging helps pay for her books and the right to ski for good studying is the only way out of the gold mines. like where i live most people area literate they just work and sleep it's a very small world i don't like it the world is so much bigger than that and i've learned a lot through my struggles but real learning begins with education if you're not educated you can't do anything.
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she's late for class today. the teacher isn't angry she's used to it likes other three many girls here work in the mines. after class three runs into a best friend alicia. three feels accepted by her do they come from very different worlds alicia's family is well off she doesn't need to work she's visited three in the gold mines. i'm so proud to have her as a friend. she's beautiful she just doesn't know it. savitri is home is close to the mines. her mother
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davey used to work in the gold pits too she lost an eye because of exposure to toxic gases she's worried about her daughter. i'm a little. over two. years younger than i read faster beatrice a young girl there are bad people in the coal mines. she can get seriously injured there we're poor people we can't afford medical care. her father is unwell and can't work anymore some of the preacher too and the younger sister dorothy enjoy some doubt time. i really can sing. in the evening chariots biggest fire rages like an inferno the cold here is a blessing and a chorus it offers
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a chance to scrape a living but it's fraught with deadly risks. and i guess terrifying i don't think it's really sunk in the. southern korean chill to a hero for the first time. around the world at large i scared yeah. i'm also scared. to. go. no stay here we won't get a chance to see a fire this big again. the fire poses a real risk to life there's no question about that it'll just swallow you up. i'm not thinking about ghosts i can only think of god i hope he comes and saves me.
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last legs are not all proud of him they will not succeed in dividing us about not succeed in taking the people off the streets because we're tired of this dictatorship. taking the stand global news that matters. made from minds. that it doesn't have this is the one i have and i think it's really important to give a bit of time and love back to the families who make so much effort. you know. what drives the economy. those new drugs. made in germany always has its finger on the pulse. of the market.


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