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Land Laws, Minerals, and Development: A Case for Legislative Innovations

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dc.contributor.author Parthasarathy, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-20T15:29:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-20T15:29:18Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10535/6826
dc.description.abstract "Debates on legal reform and legal pluralism with respect to the role of law for sustainable development and poverty reduction have mostly focused on natural resources such as land, water, and forests. Despite the fact that millions of the poor in India eke out livelihoods by mining and processing major and minor minerals, this is an area that has so far been neglected both by researchers and activists. Economic liberalization in India is resulting in liberalizing of mineral and mining laws to the detriment of the interests of the vast numbers of poor employed in this sector. There are also several communities who have traditionally been involved in mining activities who are not protected by existing and newly emerging legal frameworks. The paper provides an overview of small and informal (artisanal) mining in India from a legal perspective and argues for new legal mechanisms to protect the interests of the poor dependent on mining and minerals for their livelihoods." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.subject theory en_US
dc.subject sociology
dc.title Land Laws, Minerals, and Development: A Case for Legislative Innovations en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Commentory en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries French Institute of Pondicherry, India en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Fisheries en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Land Law and Natural Resources Management: Comparative Perspectives en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates 17-19 March en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Pondicherry, India en_US


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