Coal mining: Burning the coal.

Coal mining: Burning the coal.

Coal is a ‘major’ mineral in India, meant only for large-scale exploitation. However, poor social and environmental performance by large (state-owned) mining companies has given rise to a thriving small-scale coal mining sector.

Unlike the ‘small mining enterprises’ of China, or ‘people’s mines’ of Indonesia, most of these operations are ‘Illegal’. The documents that can be downloaded here discuss and look at issues such as coal fire, Illegal mine nexus, cultural politics of coal mining in the North East of India, coal cycle, Illegal coal and more.
TitleYearAuthorCountryTypeKey Words
1st International Conference - Managing the Social and Environmental Consequences of Coal Mining2007The Indian School of Mines University, University of New South Wales and The Australian National UniIndiaconference announcementcoal mining, social, environment, accountability, policy
Application of remote sensing to identify coalfires in the Raniganj Coalbelt, India2005Prasun K Gangopadhyay, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Kanika SahaIndiapublished paperremote sensing, coal, illegal, coalfires, approach
Coalmining Industry at the Crossroads: Coal policy in liberalising India2007Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiaconference papercoal, policy, privatisation, market