On this Human Rights Day, we want to emphasise that the right to minerals lies with the local people, and so they must benefit
Model Rules to work for the interest and benefit of persons, and areas affected by mining and related operations. Click here to Download pdf
April 13-18, 2015 The one week Experience Sharing Workshop on Mining was held from 13-18, April 2015 at Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi. The programme was attended by fourteen senior level officials from Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Nigeria, Botswana, Mozambique and Tanzania.
Promoting short-term growth over long-term sustainability of the mining sector ? Will not lead to any significant improvement in mining governance ? Will restrict investment, innovation and best practices ? Will lead to reckless mining and poor environmental practices ? Will exacerbate conflicts and alienate local communities further Read more
The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Bill 2011 was tabled in Parliament in December, 2011 – it will lapse if not passed
Environmental and social considerations not taken into account
Applauds the Committee for deciding that the Bill’s profit sharing provision will remain, despite opposition from industry.
State authorities send notices to 103 mines Odisha's department of steel and mines has slapped a fine of Rs 67,900 crore on companies operating 103 mines in the Koira and Joda mining circles of Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts, respectively for mining more mineral than permitted.
Sets condition of compensatory payment to resume operations The Supreme Court allowed operations in 63 out of 72 category B mines in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur in Karnataka, subject to conditions.