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Mica is a raw material widely used in makeup, cars and equipment. It shines beautifully and conducts electricity well. Most mica comes from India, where many children work in illegal mines. The children are poorly paid. The work is dangerous and unhealthy. They rarely still go to school. We take a stand against the exploitation of children in ...

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Exclusive: Indian state to crush 'mica mafia' by ...

Aug 08, 2016· NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Authorities in eastern India will crack down on "mica mafia" by starting to legalize some mica mines, a senior government official said, after a .

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MICA CHALLENGE | RESPONSIBLE MICA INITIATIVE

Many of the region's mica mines are located in forests. India's Forest Conservation Act of 1980, which was enacted to protect the environment and forests, had the unintended consequence of effectively ending legal mining. It became difficult to obtain leases to continue or start a new mine .

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Global spotlight on illegal mica mines drives Indian ...

Nov 20, 2019· India is one of the top producers of mica. Once boasting more than 700 mines with over 20,000 workers, the industry was hit by 1980 legislation to limit deforestation and the discovery of ...

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How India's mica 'ghost' mines have resulted in the deaths ...

A spokesman for India's Ministry of Mines said safety in mica mines was a matter for state governments who are facing pressure from mining companies and social campaigners to licence more mines ...

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Mica mining - Indian children are suffering for the ...

Dec 22, 2017· India is one of the largest producers of the silver-coloured material and many children like Laxmi have died each year working in horrendous conditions to mine it. India's mica industry once ...

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A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of ... - cini-india

Jan 10, 2018· 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 key mica suppliers around the world.

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Mining in India - Wikipedia

As of 2012, India is the largest producer of sheet mica, 2015 the fourth largest producer of iron ore, alumina, chromite, and bauxite in the world. A coal and iron ore project is in the fifth largest reserve in world. India's metal and mining industry was estimated to .

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The Slaves of the Make-Up Industry - InsideOver

May 10, 2019· The mines are illegal following India's banning of mica mining in 2017 and whilst the ban, an attempt to bring an end to the forced (mostly child) labour involved in mica mining, has drawn attention to the issue around the globe, much of the industry now operates illegal with no vetting or oversight from a governing body.

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Mining mica: can the industry overturn its legacy of ...

Jan 28, 2020· In north-east India, where child labour in the mica industry has been on the radar of the cosmetics industry for around 10 years, the government did decide to formalise the mines with licences in a bid to stamp out child labour and poor conditions.

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5,000 Children Abandon Studies to Work in Mica Mines of ...

5,000 Children Abandon Studies to Work in Mica Mines of Jharkhand, Bihar. The survey was conducted by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights after a report by Terre Des Hommes, an ...

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Global spotlight on illegal mica mines drives Indian ...

Nov 20, 2019· India is one of the top producers of mica. Once boasting more than 700 mines with over 20,000 workers, the industry was hit by 1980 legislation to limit deforestation and the discovery of ...

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Mica scavenging in Jharkhand destroys ... - Mongabay-India

Oct 22, 2019· India's environmental science and conservation news. Several thousands of women and children scour mica for a pittance in illegal and abandoned mines in Jharkhand to add sparkle to the global cosmetics industry.

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Blood Mica: Glittery Eyeshadow and Child Labor | The ...

Jul 09, 2019· The mica mines in the region, many of which are run by cartels, are more than willing to take advantage of this. While employing miners under the age of eighteen is illegal, it is estimated that around 20,000 children and teenagers in Jharkhand are working for mica mines. However, it's hard to say if this is the true number, given that all of ...

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MICA CHALLENGE | RESPONSIBLE MICA INITIATIVE

Many of the region's mica mines are located in forests. India's Forest Conservation Act of 1980, which was enacted to protect the environment and forests, had the unintended consequence of effectively ending legal mining. It became difficult to obtain leases to continue or start a new mine .

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India to legalise mica mining in bid to tackle endemic ...

May 08, 2017· India is to legalise the mining of mica, a sparkly mineral used in eyeshadows and car paint, in a bid to cut the number of children who labour – and often die – to produce it.. The ...

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Behind the Glitter: Mica and Child Mining in India | India ...

Jun 12, 2020· Children in India are being exploited in the dangerous search for mica, the mineral that gives cosmetics their shine. 12 Jun 2020 07:17 GMT Human Rights, India, Child labour, Workers' Rights ...

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Child Deaths in Illegal Mica Mines Hidden to Keep Industry ...

Aug 03, 2016· Figures from India's Bureau of Mines show the country produced 19,000 tonnes of mica in 2013-14 but the same data shows exports were 128,000 .

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Mica Makeup Child Labour: Is Your Makeup Really Cruelty ...

Jan 17, 2019· Mica mining is "dirty, dangerous and degrading" According to SOMO, a quarter of the world's mica comes from the eastern Indian states of Jharkand and Bihar, where more than 22,000 children work in mica mines. Mines in these states are often illegal and unregulated—it's common to see children crouching on dusty floors, sifting through ...

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Reporting on child deaths leads to Indian mica mining ...

By Nita Bhalla and Jatindra Dash Fall, 2016. NEW DELHI/BHUBANESWAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Authorities in India have raided mica mines, arrested traders and begun steps to regulate the underground industry, local officials said, after a Thomson Reuters Foundation expose revealed a cover-up of child deaths in illegal mica mining.

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

India officially produces about 15,000 tonnes of crude and scrap mica a year, according to the government's Bureau of Mines. It has a few hundred tonnes stockpiled.

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An army of children toils in African mica mines

NBC News tracked the flow of mica mined by children in Madagascar trapped in a cycle of extreme poverty and exploitative child labor spanning generations.

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Child Deaths in Illegal Mica Mines Hidden to Keep Industry ...

Aug 03, 2016· Figures from India's Bureau of Mines show the country produced 19,000 tonnes of mica in 2013-14 but the same data shows exports were 128,000 tonnes with the biggest buyers being China, Japan and ...

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India's Miners of Glittery Mica Deadlocked in Debt Traps ...

Sep 13, 2019· However, mica mining villagers continue to incur substantial debts for medical costs, marriages and emergency needs. Formal banking is limited to bigger cities, too far away for most mica .

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