ASM requires strong linkages with Government and other legal institutions for stronger policy development.

India: Government officials visiting miners.

India: Government officials visiting miners.

In March 2007 a Consultation Meeting was held in New Delhi at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) jointly with MLPCOxfam Community Aid Abroadmines, minerals and PEOPLE. The consultation was primarily amongst the groups working in the ASM sector in different parts of the country. The objective of the meeting was to identify the issues in the ASM sector in India and to find the ways forward to develop a course of action.

In August 2008, there was another ‘Dialogue across Boundaries’ held at the Anil Agarwal Hall of CSE. This dialogue focused on building partnership between social science researchers, activists and trade unionists working on various issues relating to mining in India. Further meetings are taking place. Reports from these meetings and other documents produced can be found here.

TitleYearAuthorCountryTypeKeywords
Dialogue across Boundaries2008Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiameeting reportmeeting, NGO, academia, activists
Managing the Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal mining in India2007The Indian School of Mines University in association with University of New South Wales and The AustIndia, AustraliaConference Announcementcoal mining
Report First National Level Consultative Meeting on ASM2007Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiareportconsultation