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  • A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of Koderma

    Two districts namely Giridih and Koderma (also known as the mica capital of India) have been the key mica suppliers around the world. This study talks about the status of mining communities who live out of picking mica scraps.

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  • Thanks To Child Labour In Indian Mines Your Highlighter

    May 21 2019 · A new documentary sheds light on the child labour used in the illegal mica mines of Jharkhand. The cosmetics industry is one of the biggest consumers of mica and India is

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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 labourand often dieto produce it.. The

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  • Exploitative Child Labour In India s Illegal Mica Mines Is

    Aug 28 2019 · It is estimated that 22 000 children work in mica mines in India around 90 per cent of which are illegal. India s not-so-shiny history of mica. It was in 1890s when British chanced upon the area s vast mica resources while laying railroad tracks. Soon after mica mining began and the Koderma district was dubbed Abhrak (mica) Nigari).

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  • Global mica miningSOMO

    Mar 14 2018 · Global mica mining and the impact on children s rights This study looks at both supply and demand in the global mica market. Since demand drives production the research identifies the industriesincluding the electronics and automotive sectorsthat are the most significant users of mica.

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  • The Slaves of the Make-Up IndustryInsideOver

    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

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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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  • An army of children toils in African mica minesNBC News

    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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  • GLOBAL MICA MININGThe Centre for Research on

    7.2. Mica due diligence state of affairs the front runners 56 7.3. Challenges experienced by companies in the mica due diligence process 57 8. Mica mining risk analysis 59 8.1. Sheet mica mining 59 8.2. Illegal mica mining 60 8.3. Weak governance and conflict 61 9. Global sheet mica deposits 63 9.1.1. India and Madagascar64 9.1.2. China 66 9.1.3.

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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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  • 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

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  • Mica mining why watchdogs count by Peter Bengtsen (Le

    Apr 19 2019 · A multi-stakeholder initiative the Responsible Mica Initiative was launched in 2017 to end unacceptable working conditions including child labour in India s mica mines. Even Drive Sustainability a partnership between 10 major car brands began covering mica. Now cosmetics and car brands are beginning to take action.

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  • MicaWikipedia

    Mica is widely distributed and occurs in igneous metamorphic and sedimentary regimes. Large crystals of mica used for various applications are typically mined from granitic pegmatites.. Until the 19th century large crystals of mica were quite rare and expensive as a result of the limited supply in Europe.

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  • Blood Mica Glittery Eyeshadow and The Borgen Project

    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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  • Behind the Glitter Mica and Child Mining in India 101 East

    Jun 12 2020 · Behind the Glitter Mica and Child Mining in India 101 East Duration 25 00 Children in India are being exploited in the dangerous search for mica the mineral that gives cosmetics

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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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  • Mining companies in India Profiling nine of the country s

    Feb 18 2019 · The sector as a whole accounts for 700 000 jobs while only China has larger coal reserves and 12 of the world s thorium and 60 of its mica minerals lie within Indian borders. Here profile nine of the biggest mining companies in India. Major mining companies in India National Mineral Development Corporation

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  • Mica Mining Exposes Child Labour In The Makeup Industry

    It s estimated that 22 000 children work in mica mines in India. Photographed by Jack Pearce. If Pooja s lucky she ll make between 20 and 30 rupees for a day s work (which converts to

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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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  • 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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  • Mica Makeup Child Labour Is Your Makeup Really Flare

    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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  • With new data India plans to fight child labour in mica mines

    Dec 06 2018 · MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation)A government survey will reveal for the first time the extent of child labour in deadly mica mines in eastern India and campaigners plan to

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  • Beauty companies and the struggle to source the Guardian

    Jul 28 2016 · An estimated 20 000 children work in mica mines in the two Indian states of Bihar and Jharkand. The glittery mineral is found in many beauty products from blusher to foundation. Illustration

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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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  • Mining India An Environmental Analysis

    Apr 10 2014 · India is now a major power player in the mining industry as the country is the world s largest producer of sheet mica third largest producer of iron ore and fifth largest producer of bauxtite. Over the past decade mining has grown at a rapid rate.

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  • Mica powers your electronic devicesWIRED UK

    But regulation of the industry and the collapse of the Soviet Union -- until 1991 the main importer of Indian mica -- means only two legal mines are still operating in the area. Advertisement

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  • Mica Limestone other Non-Metallic Minerals in India

    Non-Metallic Mineral Distribution in IndiaMica Limestone Dolomite Asbestos Magnesite Kyanite Sillimanite and Gypsum. Mica Mica is a naturally occurring non-metallic mineral that is based on a collection of silicates. Mica is a very good insulator

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  • INDIA Some 20 000 Indian children behind the shimmer of

    India is the world s largest mica producer accounting for 60 per cent of global production. Raghuvanshi explains that "the exploitation of children in mines is very common.

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  • Ugly truth behind global beauty industry Asia Al Jazeera

    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 India exported more than 130 000 tonnes

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  • Mica Industry in India Major Producer and Exporter of

    India has been dominating the production and export of sheet mica in the world due to the sufficient mica mining resources in the country to meet the domestic requirement and export demand. The Indian Bureau of Mines reports that the total reserves of mica in India

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  • Mica scavenging in Jharkhand destroys lives and environment

    Oct 22 2019 · As many as 5 000 children between the ages of six and 14 have dropped out of school in three mica mining districts of Jharkhand and adjoining state of Bihar to work as scavengers according to a recent survey by India s National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).

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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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  • An army of children toils in African mica minesNBC News

    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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  • Thanks To Child Labour In Indian Mines Your Highlighter

    May 21 2019 · A new documentary sheds light on the child labour used in the illegal mica mines of Jharkhand. The cosmetics industry is one of the biggest consumers of mica and India is

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  • mining industry of mica in jharkhand

    Mica Mining Minors The Child Labor in your Makeup Kit. Mica Mining Minors In all of India mica found in Jharkhand is of superior quality the type needed for cosmetics thus demand for the mineral from this area is very high. In fact 90 percent of . Get Price

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  • Revive mica mining in Koderma Giridih districts Babulal

    May 29 2020 · "The operations of 50 mica mines can employ 50 000 people directly or indirectly. In all 2 lakh jobs can be generated " Marandi wrote. Meanwhile the government s response to Marandi s

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  • Responsible Mica Initiative for a responsible mica

    The Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI) is a global coalition for actionputting policy into practicecomprised of multiple organizations committed to establishing a fair responsible and sustainable mica supply chain in the states of Jharkhand and Bihar in India that will eliminate unacceptable working conditions and eradicate child labor by 2022.

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