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A peek into Jharkhand’s mica mines where child labour ...

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

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Unabated Illegal Mica Mining in Jharkhand Threatens Lives ...

2020-10-14  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.

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Mica Mine In Jharkhand - Trinity Trade

Mica Scavenging In Jharkhand Destroys Lives And Rampant child labour As many as 5,000 children between the ages of six and 14 have dropped out of school in three mica mining districts of Jharkhand and adjoining state of Bihar to work as scavengers, according to a recent survey by Indias National Commission for Protection of Child Rights NCPCR.

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Illegal mica mining continues unabated in Jharkhand ...

2020-10-6  Mica mining in India dates back to the mid and late 19th century when railway tracks were being laid down in the Bengal-Nagpur zone. By the 1950s, around 700 mica mines were operational, employing approximately 24,000 people. As per the Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, the total mica reserve in Jharkhand was 13,554 tonne.

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Illegal Mica Mining Continues Unabated in Jharkhand ...

2020-10-9  Mica mining in India dates back to the mid and late 19th century when railway tracks were being laid down in the Bengal-Nagpur zone. By the 1950s, around 700 mica mines

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Illegal mica mining continues unabated in Jharkhand ...

2020-10-7  Mica mining in India dates back to the mid and late 19th century when railway tracks were being laid down in the Bengal-Nagpur zone. By the 1950s, around 700 mica mines were operational, employing approximately 24,000 people. As per the Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, the total mica reserve in Jharkhand was 13,554 tonne.

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Mica scavenging in Jharkhand destroys lives and environment

2019-10-22  Koderma, some 170 kilometres from state capital Ranchi, is a hub for sourcing mica in the underdeveloped state of Jharkhand. Many thousands are involved in the mining as they see it as a viable livelihood in a state where 45 percent of the population lives in

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Mining for Mica: Child Labor in India The Borgen Project

2021-5-5  Mining for Mica: Child Labor in India The majority of the world’s mica comes from India, more specifically the country’s eastern states. Jharkhand and Bihar, two regions in the country’s eastern states, are where the majority of the mining for mica happens. In fact, around 60% of the world’s mica comes from those two regions.

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JHARKHAND SUSTAINABLE MICA POLICY FRAMEWORK

2020-7-27  MICA AND MINOR MINERAL MINING IN JHARKHAND - Jharkhand is the 15th largest Indian state by area6 (79,710 km2/ 30,778 sq mi), and 14th largest by population (329 lacs or 33 million). Despite more than 40% of national mineral resources, a significant proportion of

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Re-visiting the Unresolved Horrors of Mica Mining by ...

2021-4-29  In the northern Indian states of Jharkhand and Bihar, field research by SOMO estimated 22,000 child laborers in an area that did not cover even half the mica mining belt. Mica, a valuable and versatile group of silicate minerals, is high in demand as it fuels and permeates everything globally –electronics automobiles as well as paints ...

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Mica Mine In Jharkhand - Trinity Trade

Mica Scavenging In Jharkhand Destroys Lives And . Rampant child labour As many as 5,000 children between the ages of six and 14 have dropped out of school in three mica mining districts of Jharkhand and adjoining state of Bihar to work as scavengers, according to a recent survey by Indias National Commission for Protection of Child Rights NCPCR.

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Illegal mica mining continues unabated in Jharkhand ...

2020-10-7  Mica mining in India dates back to the mid and late 19th century when railway tracks were being laid down in the Bengal-Nagpur zone. By the 1950s, around 700 mica mines were operational, employing approximately 24,000 people. As per the Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, the total mica reserve in Jharkhand was 13,554 tonne ...

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Illegal Mica Mining Continues Unabated in Jharkhand ...

2020-10-9  Illegal Mica Mining Continues Unabated in Jharkhand, Causing Death and Disease. A 16-year-old girl goes into a rat-hole mine to search for mica in Giridih district in the eastern state of Jharkhand, India, June 27, 2016. Photo: Reuters/Nita Bhalla. In Tisra village of Jharkhand

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Child labour, mine deaths — Rihanna's Fenty Beauty brings ...

2021-2-20  Mica’s place in Jharkhand’s mining laws is complicated. Though the mining of mica is banned, its status is altered once it is manufactured. “There are three issues; illegal trade, invisible players and opaque market,” said Sanjoy Patnaik, a researcher who has authored a report on mica mining in Jharkhand.

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Mica Mine In Jharkhand - Chaos-Piloten

Child labour rampant in mica mining districts of Bihar . New Delhi: Over 5,000 children in the age group of six to 14 years have abandoned education in the mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar.A section of them have started working as labourers to supplement their family income, according to a government survey conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

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Mica mining, why watchdogs count, by Peter Bengtsen (Le ...

2019-4-19  I first met Karulal, 7, ten metres below ground hammering rocks in Jharkhand. He was looking for mica, a multipurpose mineral in high demand by the cosmetics, electronics and automotive industries worldwide. I was looking for mica miners in the jungles of Jharkhand

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Road-map for sustainable and inclusive Mica industry in ...

2020-4-29  3.1 Current situation of the mica sector in Jharkhand 16 3.2 About the supply chain of mica in Jharkhand 17 3.3 Sustainability issues in the supply chain 19 4. Roadmap for a sustainable and inclusive mica sector in Jharkhand 20 4.1 About the Roadmap 20 4.2 Roadmap for a sustainable and inclusive mica industry in Jharkhand 21 5.

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India: Prominent child labour, unsafe working conditions ...

2014-2-19  Cosmetics Perfume Toiletries soap Mining Pharmaceutical. India. Injuries Migrant immigrant ... India: Prominent child labour, unsafe working conditions found in Jharkhand's mica mines. Company Responses. L'Oreal View Response. Story Timeline Lush to remove mica from all products over child labour fears (India) ... India's mica mines: The ...

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RMI - Programs Legal Framework - RESPONSIBLE MICA

2021-7-13  The legal framework program pillar reviewed laws governing mica mining and processing in Jharkhand and Bihar examining environmental, mining, labor and fiscal laws, among others, and corresponding regulations and an evaluation of court decisions pertaining to mica related operations. The research began with a review of Bihar Mica

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Mica Mining Exposes Child Labor In The Makeup Industry

2019-5-4  “The majority of mica mining takes place in Jharkhand and Bihar, but there are hardly any legal mines in these states, so the mica from these states is exported using the licenses of legal mines ...

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The mica ghost mines of Jharkhand- The New Indian Express

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 recorded as 1,40,310 tonnes in 2014-15 ...

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Mica Scavenging In Jharkhand Destroys Lives And Environment

2019-10-22  Underground mining was legal in Jharkhand before the Forest Conservation Act came into effect in 1980. Mining companies began to wind-up as the government stopped issuing fresh leases. By 2000, mica mining ground to a complete halt. And that is when the illegal scavenging started.

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RMI - Programs Legal Framework - RESPONSIBLE MICA

2021-7-13  The legal framework program pillar reviewed laws governing mica mining and processing in Jharkhand and Bihar examining environmental, mining, labor and fiscal laws, among others, and corresponding regulations and an evaluation of court decisions pertaining to mica related operations. The research began with a review of Bihar Mica

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Mica Mining in India: A Horror Story Asia in Global Affairs

The households living in rural Jharkhand, especially in the districts of Koderma and Giridih, mining is the only source of income for them. The local Santhal tribal population depends completely on these mines for their living, spending around eight hours of the day finding scrap mica inside the deep-down mica

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Child labour, mine deaths — Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brings ...

2021-2-20  Illegal trade of mica has been an open secret in Jharkhand since 1980. Covid lockdown is feared to have worsened problem of mining involving child labour.

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The ugly truth behind mica mining Ethical Made Easy

The children caught up in mica mining. In 2014 Fairfax Media ran a story about the child labour that’s rife in India’s mica mines. Journalists followed a 12 year-old boy called Salim as he carried out his days as a mica miner in Jharkhand, a state in easter India.

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Make-up’s ugly secret: The plight of India’s poor miners ...

2021-5-22  One of them, the Responsible Mica Initiative, intends to eradicate child mining in Jharkhand by next year through better regulation and practices. Its members include Chanel, L’Oréal and Sephora.

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The dark side of shinning glittering industries: Rampant ...

2021-7-9  By Sarika Maurya, Kshitij Gautam* Colonial History is witness that these Adivasis people of Jharkhand’s mica rich areas are being exploited by the other people for their benefit. And even now no changes could have been made, exploitation of the people in these areas are very rampant since colonial times. Theft and illicit mining of

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Child Labour Free Mica Kailash Satyarthi Children's ...

2021-8-16  Champa Kumari was 12 years old when she was rescued from a mica mine in Jharkhand by our sister organisation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA). Stars in her eyes, she wanted to study, but her father was against it. However, her brothers supported her and we helped her enrol in school. Currently, she is the Vice President of National Maha Bal Panchayat.

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Mica Mining Exposes Child Labor In The Makeup Industry

2019-5-4  “The majority of mica mining takes place in Jharkhand and Bihar, but there are hardly any legal mines in these states, so the mica from these states is exported using the licenses of legal mines ...

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