Sustainable development framework for the mining sector in India: a draft report for discussion

This report by the Ministry of Mines presents the draft Sustainable Development Framework (SDF) for the mining sector in India in light of the recommendations of the Anwarul Hoda Committee, a High Level Committee set up by the Planning Commission in 2005. The draft SDF prepared by ERM India Pvt. Ltd. for the Ministry of Mines was released recently for seeking public comments before its formal adoption. It presents a set of guiding principles for the mining sector in India, which aims at achieving resource efficiency, business viability and environment stewardship around development of affected communities.