This report, by Human Rights Watch, documents how the Indian government has failed to enforce environmental and social safeguards in the mining industry. Based on interviews with over 80 people in Goa, Karnataka and New Delhi the report documents the systematic lawlessness present in India’s ‘scandal-riden’ mining industry and serious social and environmental harms that have emerged as a result. Regulations are weak, failing to ensure compliance with human rights and environmental law, high profile corruption allegations are common, environmental effects to water supplies, crops and the health of communities are evident, and those who speak out about these issues are subject to threats and harassement. This report provides an important and extensive coverage of these issues within India’s mining industry.
Mine No More
This report, published by the Centre for Science and Environment, provides a visual documentation of issues within the mining sector in India. It provides useful infographics and evidence of the widespread social and environmental consequences.
Mining, People and the Environment: Implications of the EU-India Free Trade Agreement
This report explores the effects of the EU free trade agreement on the Indian mining industry. Documenting the ways these global initiatives subvert regional and national safeguards for local communities, through which foreign governments can invoke arbitrations against national governments, and allow investors cheap access to minerals in developing countries.