New technologies related to digitization, big data, and automation are transforming the the global mining sector in many ways. This report presents policy options to promote good governance as the industry evolves. The large-scale mining sector is on the cusp of a major transition.

In addition to export earnings, African countries aspire to derive greater economic value from their mineral resources. One of the most assured ways is through linkage development.

Report filed by the Chief Environmental Engineer, Kerala State Pollution Control Board dated 08/02/2021 regarding illegal mining carried out by M/s. Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) and M/s. Kerala Minerals & Metals Limited (KMML) along the coastal area of Alappad and Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala.

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.

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