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Environmental Clearance for 218 Coal Mines Under Different Stages of Approval

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. These mines never applied for clearance and are operating on renewal of lease basis. Ninety one of these mines belong to Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL), 103 to Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL), 20 to Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) and 4 mines to Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).


Rich lands, Poor People - Is sustainable Mining Possible?

Outlines the immense challenges facing the mining sector in India: how to ensure ecological security together with inclusive development. Includes detailed maps, data tables and in-depth case studies of mineral-rich states.
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Goa's mining problems

We were standing between a massive mine and a stunning water reservoir. Local activists were explaining to me that this iron ore mine was located in the catchment of the Salaulim water reservoir, the only water source for south Goa. Suddenly, as I started clicking with my camera, we were surrounded by a jeepload of men. They said they were from the mine management and wanted us off the property. We explained that we had come on a public path and that there were no signs to indicate that we were trespassing. But they were not in a mood to listen.

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