The report examines the context and state of sustainability reporting in the large-scale mining sector, with a specific focus on what governments have done to enhance the transparency of the sector.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/10/2019 regarding grant of permission to M/s. Essel Mining to resume mining in Odisha, since they have paid the entire amount of penalty and interest as per the order of the SC. Further, the mineral-based industry has also got all clearances. The case related to violation of Mineral Concession Rule 1960 and Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 1957.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chaudhary Yashwant Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/08/2019 regarding  illegal operation of stone crushers and mining by M/s Maihar Stone,
M/s Jai Maa Bhandari Stone, M/s Jyoti Stone, M/s Vaishono Stone and M/s Guru Kripa Associates in District Sonebhadra.
 

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of J. Durairaj Vs Member Secretary, State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Tamil Nadu & Others dated 01/07/2019 regarding mining of Savudu in the tank at Kannigaiper Village, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu.

A sustainable path to development has profound consequences for all economic activities and related policies. The mining industry, which provides input to almost every product and service in the world, is highly relevant to the goal of achieving sustainable development in mineral-rich countries and in the global economy.

A white paper on income prepared by Goa Livelihoods Forum, a non-profit organisation, has pointed out that while closure of mines in Goa has led to a drastic dip in savings of households involved in the industry, the state's high per capita income has restricted a large number of people from availing government welfare schemes.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Gram Panchayat Varahiya Vs State of Rajasthan dated 21/02/2019 regarding illegal marble mining at Saren Phala and Nichla Phala at Udaipur, Rajasthan. A report was sought from the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board (RSPCB) and the District Magistrate, Udaipur, Rajasthan. The report shows mining waste was dumped near the bank of Som river by M/s Vineet Udhyog Limited, M/s Evergreen Marble & Granites and Sanjeev Modi.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/11/2018 regarding illegalities involved in the mining lease of Sarda Mines Private Limited, District Keonjhar, Orissa.

Guinea’s fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Guineans, Human Rights Watch said in a report. Mining has destroyed ancestral farmlands, damaged water sources and coated homes and trees in dust.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Dr. Sarvabhoum Bagali (State of Karnataka) dated 25/09/2018. This application seeks direction for an enquiry into the death of three teenaged girls on 04.07.2014 belonging to Gubbewad village, Indi Block, Bijapur District, Karnataka, who fell and drowned in an abandoned sand mining pit on Bhima River on the side of State of Maharashtra.

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