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Model District Mineral Foundation (Trust) Rules,2015

Model Rules to work for the interest and benefit of persons, and areas affected by mining and related operations.
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Experience sharing workshop on Mining and Sustainable Development: Challenges and Perspectives for African nations

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.


Delhi’s coal conundrum

Should Badarpur thermal power plant in Delhi be allowed to operate?


Dark future for coal

India is pushing for more coal-based power generation but recent reports raise serious concerns over the viability of coal-fired plants


Figure it out yourself

A striking fact about water in India is the lack of reliable data about all its aspects: total potential, available supply and demand


Policy Brief: The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2015

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

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CSE criticises the United Progressive Alliance government's move to let the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill lapse

  • The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Bill 2011 was tabled in Parliament in December, 2011 – it will lapse if not passed 

Ministry of environment and forests is diverting forestland for development projects at much faster rate – 12500 ha cleared in just 3 meetings

Environmental and social considerations not taken into account

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 Environmental and social considerations not taken into account

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