Industry | VOL. 16, ISSUE 96, May-June 2016

Mining: Destruction over Development

Sufficient geological evidence points out mineral deposits like bauxite, iron, coal, manganese etc. are abundantly found in India. It is also pertinent to note that a major portion of these deposits remain untapped. Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh are among India’s major mineral bearing states, and as a consequence, most affected by mining.   Mineral Production in India According to the Annual Report 2015-2016, submitted by the Ministry of Mines, the total value of mineral production (excluding atomic minerals) in India,...

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