Mine No More

March 07, 2018

The plot is a simple one: a relentless search for seams. As the plot unfolds, it gets seamier. Entire communities and landscapes become rubble. The Right to Life isn’t the only principle undermined; as an economic mission backed by State coercion chases more ore, many little wars break out. Two forces clash: forces wishing to break up complex livelihood systems to regroup them into a sector-oriented existence, and people opposed to the de-valuation of their resources and dignity.

“India is on the path to a sustained high level growth. The rapidly growing private sector and massive investments in building infrastructure across the huge country are expected to trigger considerable demand for minerals in the foreseeable future. This will provide great opportunities for increased revenues for the global mining industry”