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Artisanal and small scale mining in India: selected studies and an overview of the issues

Deb, Mihir; Tiwari, Garima; Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala


In India, mining is one of the main economic activities since time immemorial, giving rise to a long historical tradition of artisanal mining. As modern mining rose during the colonial occupation, artisanal mining activities began to be overlooked and this great tradition became obscure. This invisibility, added with confusion with regard to legally accepted definitions has enhanced the negligence of the artisanal mining sector in India. This study draws attention to the contemporary artisanal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment
DOI: 10.1080/17480930701679574


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