Mines and Minerals Bill: Disempowering the community

Author
Himanshu Upadhyaya
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Oxfam Publishing
Abstract
For over five years now, the central government has been in the process of framing and enacting a new legislation to develop and regulate India's mines and minerals. However, in a short span of less than two months, the NDA government promulgated an Ordinance, introduced and passed a new version of a Bill in both the houses of Parliament. The Bill provides a legal framework to regulate the mining sector. A host of unaddressed concerns in the Bill question the government's intent of protecting the interests of the indigenous populations.
Political Geography
India