UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 12:37 PM IST
Consent of the gram sabha, a representative body of all villagers, was key to approval of mining of the Bailadila iron deposit with an estimated annual capacity of 10 million tonnes.
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 08:18 PM IST
In a similar incident, Maoists set ablaze four vehicles in Naryanpur district on Saturday night.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2019 06:02 PM IST
As it stands now, mining contributes just 2% of India’s GDP against 5% for China. While China’s methods may be less than democratic, India has in place the appropriate legislation and checks and balances to increase the potential of this industry. The Chhattisgarh example should occasion a rethink on the issue of sustainable mining.
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 10:19 PM IST
The tribals, however, stated the protest under the banner of Sanyukt Panchayat Samiti and demanded to stop the mining operations.