Blood and Iron – The mining mafia in Bellary (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh)

Posted on May 28, 2011


I watched a documentary today called “Blood and Iron” in Hyderabad, India. The documentary is about the political, economic and ecological consequences of illegal iron ore mining in and around the Bellary district of Karnataka and Ananthapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

This was possible the most disturbing documentary I have seen in the last few years – it highlights the problems India is currently facing and exposes the nexus between politics, business and crime. Makes you wonder if things have gone to such an extent that there is no turning back…

This is a non Green Bandits-y post, but I could not not post this. If you can, please do watch the documentary. It has been made by veteran journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta. He is also coming out with another documentary soon about the 2G scam. Here’s a 5 min promo:

Author: Mansi Gandhi