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Odisha: Chromium Mines Affect Farming, Clean Water, Health In Jajpur

Chromium, used mostly as a coating to stop rust in steel and car parts, has been deemed necessary for India's transition to cleaner energy and is considered a critical mineral in G20. But the mines in Jajpur are affecting the lives of the locals as they stopped their access to clean water, caused lasting health issues and also halted agricultural production.

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Chromium, used mostly as a coating to stop rust in steel and car parts, has been deemed necessary for India's transition to cleaner energy and is considered a critical mineral in G20. But the mines in Jajpur are affecting the lives of the locals as they stopped their access to clean water, caused lasting health issues and also halted agricultural production.

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