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 Threat to life arising out of coal mining in South Garo Hills district Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 17/01/2020 regarding unscientific rat hole mining in the state of Meghalaya - for preventive and remedial action. The committee appointed for the purpose submitted its 6th Interim Report dated December 3, 2019.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs Union of India & Others dated 29/11/2019 regarding utilisation of the Iron Ore Permanent Fund, which contains approximately a sum of Rs. 500 crores. It is further pointed out by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) that the scheme has been framed, but that is under litigation in some other matter.

Order of the National Green Tribunl in the matter of Naresh Kumar Parmar Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/09/2019 regarding mining leases operating in Ambaji, Banas Kantha District of Gujarat dumping overburden in the natural drain which had the potential of obstructing the natural flow of water and causing siltation of the water courses in the entire mining area.

The industry has consistently displayed a cavalier approach to safety when it comes to disposing of waste

Communities that live near mines are exposed to particles of dust from these mines, which affect their health.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Neelambar Baba & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/03/2018 regarding stoppage of illegal stone mining, crushing and blasting activities in illegal manner and for the preservation and protection of the Braj region, forests, hills and its wildlife in the above said region and also to restore the Braj region for its cultural and historical importance as an eco-tourism destination.

Panaji: The Union ministry of mines has invited objections and suggestions for the draft national mineral policy (DNMP).

In Johannesburg, tens of thousands of South Africans live at the foot of mountains of mining waste, a remnant of gold mining that has enriched the country, but now threatens the health of residents

JOHANNESBURG - "Look at my spinach. That is the sand from the mine. The yellow one in the soil -- it's destroying everything," said Thabo Ngubane as he tended his small allotment in Soweto.

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