CSE welcomes the government’s proposal to provide 26 per cent of mining profits to local communities. Says that benefit-sharing proposed by MMDR Act 2010 is in line with global best practices & refutes industry’s contention that it will hurt the mining companies.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) says the provision of benefit-sharing envisioned in the proposed Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 2010 is the “first step towards repairing and repaying the damages done to poor communities living on mineral-rich lands” and critiques industry’s reported reticence in sharing its profits with project-affected people.
Act: The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 2010
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Policy: Model State Mineral Policy, 2010
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