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13 February 2017

India: 2017 Responsible Business Index ranks top 100 listed companies

In an attempt to gauge how Indian firms are coping with the interests of various stakeholders, a collaborative effort of non-profits—Oxfam India, Corporate Responsibility Watch, Praxis and Partners in Change—has put together the second edition of...

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5 October 2010

Mining vs. Communities [India]

Author: Kannan Kasturi, India Together

After going slow for many years, the Government is displaying urgency in a new mining law…The draft...dwells on three important interests of communities affected by mining - environmental pollution, development of the areas surrounding mines and...

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9 March 2010

Tribal India battles big business over land

Author: Amy Kazmin, Financial Times

Battles over forcible acquisition of agricultural land for industry are raging across India…[I]n India's tribal belt…indigenous…tribes, known as adivasis, have upset the plans of corporate groups such as Vedanta, Tata Steel [part of Tata Group], Essar...

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18 August 2006

Mine-Field of Exploitation for Migrant Men, Women, Children [India]

Author: Ann Ninan, Inter Press Service

Millions of tonnes of iron ore from scores of small mines...are going into building China's gleaming, steel and glass office towers and stadiums for the 2008 Olympic Games...The unlicensed mining business is a shadowy world...In mid-March, the office...

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1 October 2005

Notable Communications on Progress

Author: UN Global Compact

The policy on Communication on Progress (COP), introduced in 2003, was designed to increase transparency around Global Compact companies and their actions in support of the ten principles. Companies are asked to communicate publicly on their progress...

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2 June 2005

National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) statement regarding the report “Our Mining Children” (India)

Author: National Mineral Development Corporation

NMDC is a public sector company operating a fully mechanised mine on iron ore at Donimalai. It employs no child labour. It is sensitive to and fully conforming to the norms of corporate social responsibility. The report has correctly noted that...

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16 May 2005

Breaking the backs of India's children

Author: Shantha Sinha, M.V. Foundation, in Asian Age [India]

It is estimated that there are at least 200,000 boys and girls working relentlessly from morning to night in these iron ore quarries which cover an expanse of 180 kilometres of denuded land.

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29 April 2005

India: Report alleges widespread child labour in Karnataka iron ore & granite mines

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29 April 2005

Our Mining Children: Report of Fact Finding Team on Child Labourers in Iron Ore and Granite Mines, Bellary District of Karnataka

Author: mines, minerals & PEOPLE (mm&P); full report team: Dr. Shantha Sinha, M.V.Foundation, Hyderabad; Enakshi Ganguly Thukral, HAQ-Centre for Child Rights, New Delhi & Campaign against Child Trafficking; K. Bhanumathi – Samata, Hyderabad & mm&P; Dr. Satyalakshmi – mm&P & Movement Against Uranium Project, Hyderabad; Dr.Bhagyalakshmi – Convenor, Women and Mining, mines, minerals & PEOPLE, India; Narsimhamurthy and Harish Jogi – Campaign Against Child Labour, Karnataka; Dominique .D – Oxfam Swaraj, Karnataka

Child labour are working in very large and alarming numbers in the iron-ore and granite mines of Hospet-Bellary region of Karnataka state...The working and living conditions of child workers are highly exploitative, inhuman and do not have even the...

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