Monitoring and evaluation of forest area diversion including the status of compliance of approval conditionalities and impact of forest diversion cases on the forest & wildlife Metal and mineral mining

14 mining leases were visited in five forest divisions (Satna, Balaghat, Bhandara, Kolhapur and Vadodara) spread across three states namely Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat. The study included various minerals like Limestone, Bauxite, Ochre, Manganese, Fluorspar and Kyanite. (Out of 14 mining leases 3 were for underground mining and 11 were for opencast mining.)

 

Note: MoEF-IIFM Internship Programme 2010