September 29, 2017

On August 2, 2017, the Supreme Court (SC) of India delivered a judgement imposing a 100% penalty on illegal mining in Odisha, India and asked the Government to review the National Mineral Policy (2008). The court also called for an expert committee to be setup to ident...

September 28, 2017

The K.R. Rao committee has only recently taken on board the views of civil society stakeholders, raising questions as to whether illegal mining and environmental issues will be properly addressed.

https://thewire.in/182397/india-mineral-policy/

September 26, 2017

Press Conference Note

The 2015 Amendments to the Mining Regulations (MMDR Act) continue to facilitate the single largest transfer of wealth from the general public to the rich folks of this country. The new Mineral Policy should treat minerals as family gold and the Rao...

September 24, 2017

1. Natural Resource Scams: SC judgments

Coal: Rs. 1,86,000 crores

2G Spectrum: Rs. 1,76,645 crores. ~Rs. 1,413 a person

Goa illegal: Rs. 65,058 crores, ~Rs. 4.5 lakhs a person

Bellary: ??

Odisha: Recent judgment, some Rs. 20,000 crores or more

2. Natural Resource Scams alleg...

September 18, 2017

Press Conference Note

The Goa Foundation requests Dr KR Rao Committee to keep the rights of future generations as a focal point while designing the National Mineral Policy

On 2nd August, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a landmark judgment in the Odisha mining case. After...

September 15, 2017

mm&P (mines, minerals & PEOPLE) is a growing alliance of individuals, institutions and communities who are concerned and affected by mining. mm&P sent a 4 page representation to the KR Rao Committee.

Read more: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByRZquhZqnQdY2gwRj...

September 13, 2017

Press Conference Note: 6th Schedule areas, MoTA, people and future generations not represented in Committee to review National Mineral Policy

On 2nd August, the Supreme Court issued a landmark judgment in the Odisha mining case. After a discussion on Intergenerational E...

September 11, 2017

Goa Foundation submitted a 44 page representation to the KR Rao Committee titled "The Future We Need"

The Future We Need

In keeping with Constitutional provisions, and mindful of several recent judgments of the Supreme Court of India relating to alienation of natural res...

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