The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015, should be able to protect the natural resources that belonged to the people, prevent them from being usurped by individual businessmen, and a permanent fund be created with the returns from the minerals.

This was the opinion expressed by participants at a State-level consultation meeting on the District Mineral Foundations and Funds, illegal mining, and protection of rights of children in the mining areas, organised by the mine, minerals and People (mmP) organisation here on Wednesday. Read More