Children and ASM: Children with miners. Courtesy by Daniele Moretti.

Children and ASM: Children with miners. Courtesy by Daniele Moretti.

This section looks into issues of illegality of ASM. Research has been undertaken in regions of Indonesia and India. Although there is no reliable statistical data on illegal mining in Indonesia, it is believed that these activities have a significant impact on the country’s mining industry. Not only is it a breeding place of social, economic, and environmental problems. Illegal mining also absorbs more employment than any formal mining sector reaching those who live at the lower end…
TitleYearAuthorCountryTypeKey Words
‘May God Give Us Chaos, So That We Can Plunder’: A critique of ‘resource curse’ and conflict2006Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiapublished paperinformal mining, communities, illegal, Indian collieries, resource curse, resource conflicts
Illegal Coal Mining in Eastern India: Rethinking Legitimacy and Limits of Justice2007Kuntala Lahiri-DuttIndiapublished articleillegal, coal, environment, mining laws