Sustainable development: emerging issues in India’s mineral sector

The main objective of the study is to analyze the emerging issues of sustainable development in India’s mineral sector. To that end it seeks to identify the operational principles of sustainable development in the context of the mining industry in India, examines the current regulatory mechanism for achieving sustainable mineral development and analyzes the prevalent national and international practices for achieving sustainability in mineral operations. On the basis of this analysis, the report identifies some areas of concern and makes recommendations for improvements and reforms including the measures needed to integrate mineral development with social concerns, environmental integrity and good governance.