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The International Resource Panel highlights in its Mineral Resource Governance in the 21st Century Report that the mining sector, if carefully managed, presents enormous opportunities for advancing sustainable development, particularly in low-income countries.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gagneshwar Singh Vs Ministry of Environment and Forest & Others dated 12/02/2020 regarding the auction of sand/gravel mining in violation of 'Sustainable Sand Mining Management Policy 2016' (SSMMP) issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) and directions of the High Court and the Tribunal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bhanwar Lal & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 06/02/2020 regarding illegal mining around Khantipur area, Ajmer, Rajasthan. Further, illegl mining was preventing the free flow of water into the Shakti Sagar lake. This execution application has been filed with the prayer to direct the authority to comply with the directions issued by the Tribunal in original application (91/2015) and decided on February 28, 2017.

The report states that South Africa has a pivotal role in global mining, and it sets out a framework for the future sustainability of the local industry.

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines informed the Rajya Sabha that the government has approved a Master Plan to be implemented within ten years and two years for pre-implementation activities for the rehabilitation of the people affected by the underground fire and land subsidence in the Jharia Coal area of Jharkhand.

Following the release of new GDP estimates, nominal GDP for FY18/19 increased and the structure of the economy has changed. In October 2019, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) released new GDP estimates, updating the base year for estimating economic activity to 2016/17 from 2009/10.

In essence, the notion of benefit sharing is recognition of the natural rights of affected communities over mineral resources in their traditional and historical homelands. Communities have a right to benefit first—culturally, economically and politically. These rights can be seen from the prism of both immediate as well as long-term benefits.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bharat Patil Vs Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 29/01/2020 regarding Notification dated 11.09.2019 issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) declaring Eco-sensitive Zone (ESZ) for Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Thane and Palghar Districts in the State of Maharahstra as the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary Eco-sensitive Zone.

Around the world, it is estimated that one in three women and girls will experience gender-based violence (GBV) during her lifetime (World Bank, 2019).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Birsa Munda Seba Santha Vs Union of India & Others dated 28/01/2020 regarding illegal and unrestricted mining of sand from the riverbed of river Basloi, Jharkhand being undertaken in gross contravention of the Jharkhand State Sand Mining Policy, 2017. A Joint Committee

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