Sharing the wealth of minerals By: Souparno Banerjee

Rich lands, poor people: The way ahead

New ‘social and environmental’ contract with the mining industry

  • Protect areas for ecological, water and livelihood security –designate ‘go/no-go areas
  • Codify detailed environment management regulations formining, including reframing rules for mine closure
  • Restructure and strengthen regulatory institutions; make themaccountable
  • Let the people decide – mining should not take place withouttheir consent
  • Share substantial benefits with the community

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