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A recent report by MiningWatch Canada and US-based Earthworks on how the mining waste disposal into water bodies is creating havoc. A review by CSE.
 
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Centre for Science and Environment's (CSE) latest report on the Profit-sharing mechanism introduced under the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2011.

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Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released its report on profit sharing in Ranchi, Jharkhand on August 5, 2011. The report is a detailed analysis of the profit sharing mechanism, international practices being followed in different countries, the need for profit sharing, etc.

  • Coal mining firms will now have to share 26 per cent of profits with local people

  • Important step towards inclusive growth, says CSE

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Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) releases its report on profit sharing in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha on June 24, 2011. The report is a detailed analysis of the profit sharing mechanism, international practices being followed in different countries, the need for profit sharing, etc.

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It is now well recognised across the world that wealth generated by the mining sector comes at a substantial development cost, along with environmental damages and economic exclusion of the marginalised. This has also been exhaustively documented in India. In fact, the major mining districts of India are among its poorest and most polluted. Considering the negative externalities of the mining sector, new policies and practices are being explored and implemented across the world to ensure that mineral wealth can be converted into sustainable development benefits for local communities.

Rat hole coal mine

CSE in collaboration with Samrakshan Trust, a local NGO working in Meghalaya, organised two workshops (Shillong and Tura) on illegal mining and rat hole mining in the state of Meghalaya.

CSE, in collaboration with Ekta Parishad, conducted a roundtable in Rourkela (Kalunga) on the MMDR (draft) Act 2010. The objective was to expose the direct stakeholders like affected people and grassroot level NGOs to the draft act and the special provision of 'profit sharing'. The meeting was attended by stakeholders from the states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand. The meeting opened with a presentation from Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general, CSE on the provisions of the act and what they might imply.

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Round Table Meet on the MMDR (draft) Act, 2010

CSE, in collaboration with Ekta Parishad, conducted a roundtable in Rourkela (Kalunga) on the MMDR (draft) Act 2010. The objective was to expose the direct stakeholders like affected people and grassroot level NGOs to the draft act and the special provision of 'profit sharing'. The meeting was attended by stakeholders from the states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand. The meeting opened with a presentation from Chandra Bhushan, deputy director general, CSE on the provisions of the act and what they might imply.

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A recent report by MiningWatch Canada and US-based Earthworks on how the mining waste disposal into water bodies is creating havoc. A review by CSE.
 
Download Troubled Waters (pdf)

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Ahmedabad, May 23: Recent readings by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) show that toxicity levels of effluents from both Vapi and Ankleshwar industrial clusters are way above permitted norms, sometimes many times the permitted levels.

According to the Press Information Bureau, 218 mines of Coal India Limited (CIL) are operating in violation to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2006. These are pre-1994 mines when the EIA notification was not in place.

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Down To Earth
16 September 2014
India's double challenge

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Mining is a contentious subject. It generates almost as many viewpoints and positions as the number of its contestants. It is, unarguably, a core industrial sector and crucial for India’s economic growth. It is growing at a rapid pace – between 1993 and 2005, the mining sector showed a compound annual growth rate of 10.7 per cent. It is likely to grow at a much faster rate in coming years. Post-liberalisation, mining is being done not only to satisfy India’s domestic requirements, but also to meet the growing international demand. China, in particular, has emerged as a major market for Indian minerals.

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Companies fined heavily for mining over limit in Odisha

 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.

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State mining departments turn tech-savvy to track mineral ores

 Odisha takes lead, sets up robust system to monitor minerals produced and transported

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Supreme Court lifts ban on 63 more mines in Bellary

 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.

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Irongate opened

 
Shah Commission report shows how authorities, mine owners stripped Goa of iron

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The Centre is overhauling coal blocks bidding policy, formulated by the previous UPA government, to attract investments as the pilot set of auctioned mines could not find any takers. The coal ministry

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Rich Lands Poor People: Is 'Sustainable' Mining Possible?

This book is an attempt to document all the complexities of mining. While, it is true that mining is essential, it is not a simple 'dig and sell' proposition for a country like India.

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