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A peek into Jharkhand’s mica mines where child labour

Feb 20, 2021 Giridih, Jhumri Telaiya: For generations, families living in the Koderma and Giridih districts of Jharkhand have survived on the collection and trade of mica — a shimmery, translucent mineral used in cosmetics and automobiles. The mining of mica was once a legal, thriving business that made India the biggest exporter of the mineral. But concerns about mining causing environmental damage led

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Illegal mica mines in Bihar and Jharkhand employ child labour The Times Mica can be found in the mines of Jharkhand and Bihar. Most of it is extracted from illegal mines using child labour (in 2012, the export of mica was over eight times the country's officially stated production).

Child labour, mine deaths — Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brings

Illegal trade of mica has been an open secret in Jharkhand since 1980. Covid lockdown is feared to have worsened problem of mining involving child labour.

Mica scavenging in Jharkhand destroys lives and environment

Oct 22, 2019 As the horrors of illegal mica mining grab global attention, there is pressure against cosmetic and other companies who procure mica from Jharkhand. Established in January 2017, the Paris-based Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI) is now trying to safeguard the environment and eliminate unacceptable working conditions, along with eradication of

Illegal mica mining continues unabated in Jharkhand

Oct 06, 2020 Mica mining in India dates back to the mid and late 19th century when railway tracks were being laid down in the Bengal-Nagpur zone. By the 1950s, around 700 mica mines were operational, employing approximately 24,000 people. As per the Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, the total mica reserve in Jharkhand was 13,554 tonne

The dark secret of Jharkhand's shiny mineral mica

Apr 04, 2021 ‘Mica belt’ of Jharkhand and Bihar . For over hundred years, India has enjoyed the monopoly in the production and export of sheet mica in the world, reads Indian Minerals Yearbook 2016 published by the Indian Bureau of Mines in December 2017. “Mica processing is a labour- intensive activity requiring special skills.

The mica ghost mines of Jharkhand- The New Indian Express

Nov 12, 2016 The Indian Bureau of Mines lists only 21 underground mica mines, and just 244 leases, and mica production officially is a mere 19,000 tonnes.

Mica mining, why watchdogs count, by Peter Bengtsen (Le

Apr 19, 2019 I first met Karulal, 7, ten metres below ground hammering rocks in Jharkhand. He was looking for mica, a multipurpose mineral in high demand by the cosmetics, electronics and automotive industries worldwide. I was looking for mica miners in the jungles of Jharkhand, a poverty-stricken Indian state with abundant underground wealth, to document hazardous child labour in supply chains of L

Child labour, mine deaths — Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brings

Illegal trade of mica has been an open secret in Jharkhand since 1980. Covid lockdown is feared to have worsened problem of mining involving child labour.

The dark secret of Jharkhand's shiny mineral mica

Apr 04, 2021 ‘Mica belt’ of Jharkhand and Bihar . For over hundred years, India has enjoyed the monopoly in the production and export of sheet mica in the world, reads Indian Minerals Yearbook 2016 published by the Indian Bureau of Mines in December 2017. “Mica processing is a labour- intensive activity requiring special skills.

The mica ghost mines of Jharkhand- The New Indian Express

Nov 12, 2016 The Indian Bureau of Mines lists only 21 underground mica mines, and just 244 leases, and mica production officially is a mere 19,000 tonnes.

India's mica mines: The shameful truth behind mineral make

This was published 7 years ago. India's mica mines: The shameful truth behind mineral make-up's shimmer In the hills of Jharkhand in India, child labourers mine the mica that brings sparkle to the

Mica mining, why watchdogs count, by Peter Bengtsen (Le

Apr 19, 2019 I first met Karulal, 7, ten metres below ground hammering rocks in Jharkhand. He was looking for mica, a multipurpose mineral in high demand by the cosmetics, electronics and automotive industries worldwide. I was looking for mica miners in the jungles of Jharkhand, a poverty-stricken Indian state with abundant underground wealth, to document hazardous child labour in supply chains of L

Mica Mining Research Paper Leena Dhaliwal’s Humanities Blog

Apr 10, 2020 The location of interest for this project would be the state of Jharkhand, located in the North-East region of India. Prior to the Forest Conservation Act of 1980, underground mining was legal within Jharkhand, by 2000, all legal mica mining grounds halted because of the government’s refusal to issue new leases.

[A situation analysis report]

Child Labour in Mica Mines of Jharkhand A situation analysis report 8 working children in mica related work was detected. Child labor in mica mining and scrap mica collection is the worst form of child labor. Many children including girls have been engaged in mining operations.

CHILD MICA MINES : Dark Secret behind Beautiful Faces M L

Jharkhand lost more than 5 billion dollars to illegal mining in the recent past according to a recent federal government report. Survey: A report by DanWatch said: child labour is being used in the eastern states of Jharkhand and Bihar to extract mica which is used to add glitter to natural cosmetics, produced by at least 12 multinational

Child labour rampant in mica mining districts of Bihar

Aug 25, 2019 New Delhi: Over 5,000 children in the age group of six to 14 years have abandoned education in the mica mining districts of Jharkhand and Bihar.A section of them have started working as labourers to supplement their family income, according to a government survey conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

Ugly truth behind global beauty industry Child Rights

Sep 21, 2014 According to the Indian Bureau of Mines, the country officially produces about 15,000 tonnes of crude and scrap mica a year, but surprisingly, in

koderma mines area ptsp.nl

Mica Scrap in Koderma, Jharkhand, India. Mica Scraps is the nomenclature given to the irregular lumps of mica as received from the mines having an area between 1/2" and 1 1/2" sq We export mica scrap mainly to plants all over the world to be made into a pulp more..

NCPCR Report Reveals Dark Side of Jharkhand-Bihar Mica Mines

A revered international development agency called Terre Des Hommes came up with an interesting report last year. The report went on to establish that more than 22,000 children in India were employed in the mica mining industries of Bihar and Jharkhand. Taking a cue from this disturbing report, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights(NCPCR) conducted a survey in order to better

A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of Koderma

Jan 10, 2018 A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of Koderma & Giridih District of Jharkhand. January 10th, 2018 Publications. The state of Jharkhand is extremely rich in mineral deposits and mica is one such mineral which is high on demand across the world. Two districts namely Giridih and Koderma (also known as the mica capital of India) have been the

Women Workers in the Mica Industry: A Case Study

Mica industry, women workers in India, trade unions and women, women mica workers Introduction Giridih District in Jharkhand was well known for its ruby mica mines and large coalfields which contain some of the best quality metallurgical coal in India. The extensive deposit of mica

Child labour, mine deaths — Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brings

Illegal trade of mica has been an open secret in Jharkhand since 1980. Covid lockdown is feared to have worsened problem of mining involving child labour.

The dark secret of Jharkhand's shiny mineral mica

Apr 04, 2021 ‘Mica belt’ of Jharkhand and Bihar . For over hundred years, India has enjoyed the monopoly in the production and export of sheet mica in the world, reads Indian Minerals Yearbook 2016 published by the Indian Bureau of Mines in December 2017. “Mica processing is a labour- intensive activity requiring special skills.

The mica ghost mines of Jharkhand- The New Indian Express

Nov 12, 2016 The Indian Bureau of Mines lists only 21 underground mica mines, and just 244 leases, and mica production officially is a mere 19,000 tonnes.

NCPCR Report Reveals Dark Side of Jharkhand-Bihar Mica Mines

A revered international development agency called Terre Des Hommes came up with an interesting report last year. The report went on to establish that more than 22,000 children in India were employed in the mica mining industries of Bihar and Jharkhand. Taking a cue from this disturbing report, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights(NCPCR) conducted a survey in order to better

[A situation analysis report]

Child Labour in Mica Mines of Jharkhand A situation analysis report 8 working children in mica related work was detected. Child labor in mica mining and scrap mica collection is the worst form of child labor. Many children including girls have been engaged in mining operations.

Mica Mining Research Paper Leena Dhaliwal’s Humanities Blog

Apr 10, 2020 The location of interest for this project would be the state of Jharkhand, located in the North-East region of India. Prior to the Forest Conservation Act of 1980, underground mining was legal within Jharkhand, by 2000, all legal mica mining grounds halted because of the government’s refusal to issue new leases.

CHILD MICA MINES : Dark Secret behind Beautiful Faces M L

Jharkhand lost more than 5 billion dollars to illegal mining in the recent past according to a recent federal government report. Survey: A report by DanWatch said: child labour is being used in the eastern states of Jharkhand and Bihar to extract mica which is used to add glitter to natural cosmetics, produced by at least 12 multinational

Women Workers in the Mica Industry: A Case Study

Mica industry, women workers in India, trade unions and women, women mica workers Introduction Giridih District in Jharkhand was well known for its ruby mica mines and large coalfields which contain some of the best quality metallurgical coal in India. The extensive deposit of mica

Mica Mining Exposes Child Labor In The Makeup Industry

“The majority of mica mining takes place in Jharkhand and Bihar, but there are hardly any legal mines in these states, so the mica from these states is exported using the licenses of legal mines

Ugly truth behind global beauty industry Child Rights

Sep 21, 2014 According to the Indian Bureau of Mines, the country officially produces about 15,000 tonnes of crude and scrap mica a year, but surprisingly, in

Two killed in mishap in illegal mica mine Telegraph India

An illegal mica mining turned into a death trap for two villagers at Rakka in Mansadih forest area of Giridih district on Wednesday. The deceased were identified as Ranjit Rai, 22, and Satish Rana, 24, both residents of Tisro village. The incident took place in an illegal mine in Tisri block, around

Illegal mica mining continues unabated in Jharkhand

Oct 07, 2020 However, the mica mines were abandoned after the Forest Conservation Act, 1980, imposed a ban on mica mining in Jharkhand. But the ban didn’t bring any positive transition in the lives of the villagers. No actions were taken for the restoration of mines and villagers continued to visit these abandoned mines to collect mica flakes.

Global Spotlight on Illegal Mica Mines Drives Jharkhand

A girl shows some of the mica flakes she has collected whilst working in a open cast illegal mine in Giridih district in Jharkhand, January 22, 2016.

Road-map for sustainable and inclusive Mica industry in

Fig 1: Production trend of Mica in India [Indian Bureau of Mines, Mica Mineral Yearbook, 2015] 1 According to the JSMDC, Jharkhand has a reserve of 13 million tonnes of mica, and contributes almost 60% of the mica