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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, Published on: 29 April 2005

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 very basic amenities either for work safety or for minimum human living needs. [date of visit on which report is based: 15-16 April 2005; full report refers to Mysore Minerals, National Mineral Development Corporation, Jindal Vijayanagar Steel]

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Related companies: Jindal Mysore Minerals National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC)