Iron Is Hot| 34mins
Director: Biju Toppo, Meghnath | Producer: AKHRA
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: India
IRON IS HOT (Loha garam hai) is a story of how people survive with Indiaâ€™s fastest polluting industry: sponge iron.
This industry is relatively new, starting with 3 plants in 1985, rapidly multiplied to nearly 430 today.
These industries are mostly in Orissa, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal and in small numbers in Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
In India sponge iron is mainly produced by coal-based plants, which is responsible for air and water pollution thus adversely affecting the health of human being and cattle.
Agriculture within the 5 km radius of a plant is seriously affected and drastically reduces agricultural yield.
The film documents the people's effort to save their land and livelihood.