File on Goa mining issue has reached PMO: Shripad

“We have tried hard for an amendment to the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act for resumption of mining operations in the state. Today the file related to Goa mining has reached the PMO and will come for approval of the central cabinet soon,” he said. However, Naik could not commit on whether the Bill to amend the MMDR Act for resumption of mining in Goa would come up during the forthcoming winter session of the Parliament beginning from December 11. Read more

Courtesy: The Navhind times

FDI in mining sector: Don’t ignore displaced

Odisha has a natural advantage of availability of substantial reserve of varieties of mineral resources along with port facilities. From the very beginning of planned economic intervention, mining and extractive industries have been patronised by the State and the trend also has been continuing till now. Read more

Courtesy: Daily pioneer

Responsible Mica Initiative accelerates towards building a robust and responsible Mica supply chain in India

While the world learnt about children labouring in mica mines in the Indian states of Jharkhand and Bihar, many companies using mica decided this was not acceptable, and started to act.

A DO-TANK called Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI) was created to join forces and work towards a sustainable change. November 2018, nearly two years since its inception, RMI presented its achievements during a conference held in Delhi. Read more

Courtesy: Business standard

Mining conflicts multiply, as critics gather in Johannesburg

The World Social Forum’s “Thematic Forum on Mining and Extractivism” convened from November 12-15 here in Johannesburg, just after the Southern Africa People’s Tribunal on Transnational Corporations.

In between, at the site of the notorious massacre of striking mine workers in 2012 on the platinum belt to the west, a new was launched — Business as Usual after Marikana. It is critical not only of the mining company Lonmin, dozens of whose workers were shot dead, but of its international financiers. Read more

Courtesy: Green left

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