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Informal coal mining in eastern India: Evidence from the Raniganj coalbelt

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala


Unauthorized mines are not uncommon in mineral-rich regions of poorer countries, and India is no exception. Whether they constitute merely a law and order problem including safety issues, or there are important social and economic questions involved has yet to be thrashed out. The mining industry, at regional, national and international levels, is ambivalent towards such mining, tending to draw attention away from their informal nature to the size factor. This article looks into the problem of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Natural Resources Forum


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