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Fears of illegal practices hinder reopening Indian mica mines

By Laura Syrett
Published: Monday, 03 December 2012

No new mica licences issued until industry is properly regulated, government says

Attempts to resume operations in defunct mica mines in East Indian provinces are being hampered by the industry’s failure to impose a regulatory system to prevent illegal mining and child labour, local media sources have reported.

India is the world’s largest producer of sheet mica, a silicate mineral...

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