mica mines in jharkhand

Mica scavenging in Jharkhand destroys lives and

2019-10-22  Mica scavenging in Jharkhand destroys lives and environment. 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. Illegal mica mining not only causes serious health hazards among the women and child workers but also leads to massive ...

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A peek into Jharkhand’s mica mines where child labour ...

2021-2-20  Giridih, Jhumri Telaiya: For generations, families living in the Koderma and Giridih districts of Jharkhand have survived on the collection and trade of mica — a shimmery, translucent mineral used in cosmetics and automobiles. The mining of mica

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The dark secret of Jharkhand's shiny mineral mica

2019-8-23  Although mica mining is officially banned in Jharkhand, in the absence of any alternate source of livelihood, local villagers continue to descend into mines to look for mica scrap. "There are 200 villages in four districts of Koderma, Giridih, Jamui and Nawada, which are dependent on dhibra as their only source of income.

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The dark secret of Jharkhand's shiny mineral mica ...

2019-12-28  ‘Mica belt’ of Jharkhand and Bihar . For over hundred years, India has enjoyed the monopoly in the production and export of sheet mica in the world, reads Indian Minerals Yearbook 2016 published by the Indian Bureau of Mines in December 2017. “Mica processing is a labour- intensive activity requiring special skills.

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The mica ghost mines of Jharkhand- The New Indian Express

2016-11-12  The Indian Bureau of Mines lists only 21 underground mica mines, and just 244 leases, and mica production officially is a mere 19,000 tonnes. Yet exports are

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Mining for Mica: Child Labor in India - The Borgen Project

2021-5-5  Jharkhand and Bihar, two regions in the country’s eastern states, are where the majority of the mining for mica happens. In fact, around 60% of the world’s mica comes from those two regions . Before mica ends up in shiny eyeshadow and many other makeup products, it passes through many networks’ middlemen and wholesalers; it also crosses ...

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Mica - The Borgen Project

2019-7-7  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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Child Labour Free Mica Kailash Satyarthi Children's ...

2021-8-16  Crawling through the hazardous tunnels of mica mines in Jharkhand, Neeraj risked his life every single day to collect mica scrap which earned him a paltry sum of Rs 5 per kilogram. Risk notwithstanding, there was virtually no choice for Neeraj. The acute financial crunch his family was going through left his parents with little option but to ...

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MICA CHALLENGE RESPONSIBLE MICA INITIATIVE

2021-11-18  I n India mica is sourced in a number of states including principally Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Both states Bihar and Jharkhand, straddled by the so-called “mica belt”, account for a significant share of Indian mica*. This same region is prone to labor abuses and the use of child labor.

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The child labour behind make-up’s glitter

2017-9-25  • The mica from the illegal mines in Jharkhand and Bihar is sold to intermediar-ies, who then sell it on to exporters. None of the exporters in the region checks whether child labour is involved in the extraction of the mica they buy from local intermediaries. • Among the main buyers of mica in Jharkhand and Bihar are the German chemi-

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The dark secret of Jharkhand's shiny mineral mica

2019-8-23  Although mica mining is officially banned in Jharkhand, in the absence of any alternate source of livelihood, local villagers continue to descend into mines to look for mica scrap. "There are 200 villages in four districts of Koderma, Giridih, Jamui and Nawada, which are dependent on dhibra as their only source of income.

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The dark secret of Jharkhand's shiny mineral mica ...

2019-12-28  ‘Mica belt’ of Jharkhand and Bihar . For over hundred years, India has enjoyed the monopoly in the production and export of sheet mica in the world, reads Indian Minerals Yearbook 2016 published by the Indian Bureau of Mines in December 2017. “Mica processing is a labour- intensive activity requiring special skills.

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The mica ghost mines of Jharkhand- The New Indian Express

2016-11-12  The Indian Bureau of Mines lists only 21 underground mica mines, and just 244 leases, and mica production officially is a mere 19,000 tonnes. Yet exports are

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Make-up’s ugly secret: The plight of India’s poor miners ...

2021-5-22  One of them, the Responsible Mica Initiative, intends to eradicate child mining in Jharkhand by next year through better regulation and practices. Its members include Chanel, L’Oréal and Sephora.

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Mining for Mica: Child Labor in India - The Borgen Project

2021-5-5  Jharkhand and Bihar, two regions in the country’s eastern states, are where the majority of the mining for mica happens. In fact, around 60% of the world’s mica comes from those two regions . Before mica ends up in shiny eyeshadow and many other makeup products, it passes through many networks’ middlemen and wholesalers; it also crosses ...

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A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of Koderma ...

2018-1-10  A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of Koderma Giridih District of Jharkhand. 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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Re-visiting the Unresolved Horrors of Mica Mining by ...

2021-4-29  Re-visiting the Unresolved Horrors of Mica Mining. Employment in dangerous, unregulated mines increases during the pandemic. Despite years of extensive, international attention, nothing has changed. A girl shows mica flakes she has collected froman open cast illegal mine in the north-eastern state of Jharkhand, India, January 22, 2016.

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Mica - The Borgen Project

2019-7-7  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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Jharkhand-based filmmaker’s mica mining document wins ...

2021-11-11  Jharkhand-based filmmaker’s mica mining docu wins Japan prize. A documentary made by Jharkhand-based filmmaker Deepak Bara that investigates the hidden world of mining of mica, used primarily in cosmetics, bagged the Sustainable Development Goals prize at the 2021 Japan Prize. The award which took place through a virtual medium at Tokyo on ...

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The child labour behind make-up’s glitter

2017-9-25  • The mica from the illegal mines in Jharkhand and Bihar is sold to intermediar-ies, who then sell it on to exporters. None of the exporters in the region checks whether child labour is involved in the extraction of the mica they buy from local intermediaries. • Among the main buyers of mica in Jharkhand and Bihar are the German chemi-

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Make-up’s ugly secret: The plight of India’s poor miners ...

2021-5-22  One of them, the Responsible Mica Initiative, intends to eradicate child mining in Jharkhand by next year through better regulation and practices. Its members include Chanel, L’Oréal and Sephora.

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A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of Koderma ...

2018-1-10  A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of Koderma Giridih District of Jharkhand. 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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The mica ghost mines of Jharkhand- The New Indian Express

2016-11-12  The Indian Bureau of Mines lists only 21 underground mica mines, and just 244 leases, and mica production officially is a mere 19,000 tonnes. Yet exports are

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Mica - The Borgen Project

2019-7-7  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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Child Labour Free Mica Kailash Satyarthi Children's ...

2021-8-14  Child Labour Free Mica. Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation (KSCF) is addressing the multi-dimensional problems of child labour and exploitation in the mica mining districts of Bihar and Jharkhand. Child labour free mica is within our grasp if we tackle this issue by keeping children at the center, involving relevant stakeholders and ...

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The dark side of shinning glittering industries: Rampant ...

2021-7-9  While the government of Jharkhand website says that all mines have been closed. This is because most of the Mica mining is in the hands of private sector or independent contractor, who employees group of people there to collect mica illegally and sell them to the companies who export them illegally out of India.

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The ugly face of beauty Witness Image

Mica mine. 90% of the Mica mines in the state of Jharkhand and Bihar are illegal. When the mines have been completely exploited, they are abandoned without any concern for the damage done to the environment. Giridih District, Jharkhand, India, 2018. Women mine workers as they leave the Mica mine after an intense day of work.

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The child labour behind make-up’s glitter

2017-9-25  • The mica from the illegal mines in Jharkhand and Bihar is sold to intermediar-ies, who then sell it on to exporters. None of the exporters in the region checks whether child labour is involved in the extraction of the mica they buy from local intermediaries. • Among the main buyers of mica in Jharkhand and Bihar are the German chemi-

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Child labour in mica mining - The Upstream Journal

2020-12-10  in India’s mica mines. In 2018, TDH estimated that half of the 20,000 mica miners in Madagascar were children. Child deaths related to the sector have also been recorded. In 2017, a government investigation in Jharkhand found that at least seven children died in mica mines in a three-month period. However, actual numbers are. likely to be higher.

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KSCF celebrates 15 years of work in Mica regions of State

2021-11-20  The event saw two pertinent panel discussions related to child labour in mica mining areas of Jharkhand and Bihar. The first discussion focused on

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