Abuses linked to mining in countries such as Myanmar and Colombia are being overlooked by technology companies focused only on eliminating “conflict minerals” from war-torn parts of Africa in their

The Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act (NMMA) 2007 has vested the control, regulation and ownership of all mineral resources in all states on the federal government.

The Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has produced handbooks to guide miners on best environmental practices in the conduct of their activities.

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Abuses linked to mining in countries such as Myanmar and Colombia are being overlooked by technology companies focused only on eliminating "conflict minerals"

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Illegal Mining of Iron and Manganese Ore, 30/03/2017. As per section 23C of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957, State Governments have been empowered to make rules for preventing illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environmental Damage due to Illegal Mining, 21/03/2017.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Offsetting Environmental losses due to illegal mining, 20/03/2017.

The Africa Mining Vision (AMV) is a policy framework that was created by the African Union in 2009 to ensure that Africa uses its mineral resources strategically for broad-based, inclusive development.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Registered and Illegal Mines, 09/03/2017. The details of working mines registered with IBM as on 28.02.2017 in the country, statewise are given at Annexure-I. The details of instances of illegal mining reported in various parts of the country submitted by the state governments to IBM and the action taken by State Governments during 2014-15 to 2015-16 are given at Annexure-II and Annexure-III.

Mines Ministry directs Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited and Geological Survey of India to study how the technology can be adopted

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