Regulating Small-Scale Mining of Minor Minerals: A Comprehensive Framework Beyond Environmenal Clearances

Regulating Small-Scale Mining of Minor Minerals: A Comprehensive Framework Beyond Environmenal Clearances This policy brief analyses whether the provisions of EC will improve small-scale mining governance and prevent illegal mining. To this end, a detailed case study of Gautam Budh Nagar of Uttar Pradesh, a key sand mining district, was carried out and is presented here. In the end, we arrive at a set of recommendations on how to improve the situation on the ground through comprehensive reform measures in the governance mechanism.

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