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A peek into Jharkhand’s mica mines where child

2021-2-20  Giridih, Jhumri Telaiya: For generations, families living in the Koderma and Giridih districts of Jharkhand have survived on the collection and trade of mica — a shimmery, translucent mineral used in cosmetics and automobiles. The mining of mica was once a legal, thriving business that made India the biggest exporter of the mineral.

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Illegal Mica Mining Continues Unabated in

2020-9-10  However, in wake of casualties and health hazards associated with illegal mica mining and scavenging, the government is proceeding with regularisation of mica mining in the tribal state,...

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Illegal mica mining continues unabated in

Mica mining was stopped in Jharkhand years ago but unabated illegal mining is causing deaths and diseases to villagers. In Tisra village of Jharkhand’s mineral-rich Giridih district, about 180 kilometres north of state capital Ranchi, Shyam (name changed), a Dalit boy in his early adolescence, hustles his way through the forest area to a makeshift shop.

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Unabated Illegal Mica Mining in Jharkhand Threatens

The illegal mica mining in Jharkhand threatens the lives of locals, and has resulted in many deaths in the state. India has large reserves of mica, mostly found under forests in

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Eliminate child labour from mica mining in Jharkhand ...

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Sunday stressed on the need to eliminate child labour from mica mining in Jharkhand and urged all stakeholders, including international brands,

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Four die in mica mine collapse in Jharkhand -

2021-1-22  Four die in mica mine collapse in Jharkhand The incident occurred at Ghatarwa in Phulwaria village under Koderma police station, around 166km north of state capital Ranchi The deceased have been identified as Mahendra Das, 54, Chandan Das, 57, Parvati Devi, 50, and Lakhan Das, 50, all from nearby Purnanagar village under Koderma police station

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The dark secret of Jharkhand's shiny

2021-2-27  “Mica processing is a labour- intensive activity requiring special skills. The art of manual processing of mica has been acquired by the Indian workers through generations and has become a cottage industry in the mica mining areas of Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan,” reads the

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Mica Industry in India: Major Producer and Exporter of ...

2021-2-27  The mica industry in India is one of the world's largest. India produced a total 19,000 tons of mica in 2016. Jharkhand and Bihar, are the currently the top two mica producing states in India, representing for nearly 25% of the global production of mica

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Blood Mica: Deaths of child workers in India's mica

Dutch campaign group SOMO estimates up to 20,000 children are involved in mica mining in Jharkhand and Bihar. Investigations by the Thomson Reuters Foundation over three months found children...

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Illegal Mica Mining Continues Unabated in Jharkhand ...

“Mica mining is banned from decades but several hundred villagers still risk their lives every day to extract mica from the forest areas and sell them at a throwaway price to middlemen, who export the mineral to other countries via Kolkata,” said Mishra, claiming that the illegally extracted mica from Jharkhand was primarily used in the ...

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Illegal mica mining continues unabated in Jharkhand ...

Mica: killer and provider For the 5,000-odd poverty-stricken families of Jharkhand’s Giridih and Koderma districts, dhibra – the local term for low-quality flakes of mica – is both the provider and the killer, Rishikesh Mishra, secretary of Indian National Mines Workers Federation (INMWF), told Mongabay-India. “Mica mining is banned from decades but several hundred villagers still risk ...

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Pandemic drives more people to risk lives in illegal

The RMI last year announced a sustainable mica mining policy that aimed to create jobs for 210,000 workers in Jharkhand and boost exports from 2021, but two state government officials said the ...

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Unabated Illegal Mica Mining in Jharkhand Threatens

The illegal mica mining in Jharkhand threatens the lives of locals, and has resulted in many deaths in the state. India has large reserves of mica, mostly found under forests in central and eastern parts of the country. The south-Asian nation was once one of the largest producers of mica, with more than 700 mines and 20,000 workers employed in ...

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The mica ghost mines of Jharkhand- The New Indian

2016-11-12  The Indian Bureau of Mines lists only 21 underground mica mines, and just 244 leases, and mica production officially is a mere 19,000 tonnes. Yet exports are

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The dark secret of Jharkhand's shiny mineral mica ...

2021-2-27  “Mica processing is a labour- intensive activity requiring special skills. The art of manual processing of mica has been acquired by the Indian workers through generations and has become a cottage industry in the mica mining areas of Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Rajasthan,” reads the

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Eliminate child labour from mica mining in Jharkhand ...

Eliminate child labour from mica mining in Jharkhand: Kailash Satyarthi; Eliminate child labour from mica mining in Jharkhand: Kailash Satyarthi Kailash Satyarthi said innovative approach of creating 'Bal Mitra Grams' (child friendly villages) in Jharkhand has proved that eradication of

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Mica Industry in India: Major Producer and Exporter of ...

2021-2-27  The mica industry in India is one of the world's largest. India produced a total 19,000 tons of mica in 2016. Jharkhand and Bihar, are the currently the top two mica producing states in India, representing for nearly 25% of the global production of mica

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Illegal mica mines in Bihar and Jharkhand employ

2014-4-16  Mica can be found in the mines of Jharkhand and Bihar. Most of it is extracted from illegal mines using child labour (in 2012, the export of mica was over eight times the country's officially ...

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Global spotlight on illegal mica mines drives Indian ...

But returning this year to two major mica hubs in Jharkhand state - Koderma and Giridih - the Thomson Reuters Foundation found mining was largely unchecked and that people were continuing to work ...

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Illegal Mica Mining Continues Unabated in Jharkhand ...

“Mica mining is banned from decades but several hundred villagers still risk their lives every day to extract mica from the forest areas and sell them at a throwaway price to middlemen, who export the mineral to other countries via Kolkata,” said Mishra, claiming that the illegally extracted mica from Jharkhand was primarily used in the ...

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Mica mining revival in Jharkhand on the cards

State mining department source said that Merck wanted allotment of mica mines in Jharkhand’s mica zone in favour of Merck’s six suppliers. But the source said Merck’s suppliers did not provide the required documents needed for mining leases to the state government and so during interaction with the Merck’s delegation with the senior ...

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Jharkhand's shining mica has a dark side — child

2021-2-20  Jharkhand's shining mica has a dark side — child labour, deaths in mines, illegal extractions theprint - Simrin Sirur. Mica mining is notorious for its use of child labour but authorities say Covid-19 lockdown has upended progress made in pushing some of the children

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Eliminate child labour from mica mining in Jharkhand ...

Eliminate child labour from mica mining in Jharkhand: Kailash Satyarthi; Eliminate child labour from mica mining in Jharkhand: Kailash Satyarthi Kailash Satyarthi said innovative approach of creating 'Bal Mitra Grams' (child friendly villages) in Jharkhand has proved that eradication of

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Mica Industry in India: Major Producer and Exporter of ...

2021-2-27  The mica industry in India is one of the world's largest. India produced a total 19,000 tons of mica in 2016. Jharkhand and Bihar, are the currently the top two mica producing states in India, representing for nearly 25% of the global production of mica

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Over 5,000 children abandon education in mica

2019-8-25  Over 5,000 children in the age group of six to 14 years have abandoned education in mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar, and a section of them have started working as labourers to ...

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Sangh-linked NGO files complaint against Rihanna’s

2021-2-6  Jharkhand, researchers say, used to produce superior quality mica in the 1970s, some of which were exported. The Forest Conservation Act 1980 banned mica mining in forest areas where most of Jharkhand's mines were operating since the Birtish era.

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Global spotlight on illegal mica mines drives Indian ...

But returning this year to two major mica hubs in Jharkhand state - Koderma and Giridih - the Thomson Reuters Foundation found mining was largely unchecked and that people were continuing to work ...

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GLOBAL MICA MINING

2018-3-13  in the mica supply chain, with a special focus on Dutch companies, as well as the due diligence conducted by these companies; and 3) to look into pending initiatives to eradicate child labour. The research revealed that mica mining is an impor-tant source of income for hundreds of villages in Jharkhand and Bihar. The mining entails more than

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[A situation analysis report] - Child In Need Institute

2018-1-10  Child Labour in Mica Mines of Jharkhand - A situation analysis report 8 working children in mica related work was detected. Child labor in mica mining and scrap mica collection is the worst form of child labor. Many children including girls have been engaged in mining operations.

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