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Local opposition halts quartz mining in Indian village

By Kasia Patel
Published: Monday, 07 December 2015

Villages in Bahmanipali Mouza in the Rengali block are preventing quartz mining from taking place as a stand-off continues between locals and mining contractor Fakir Rohidas. Quartz mining would clear the forest, which residents say is their only source of livelihood.

Quartz mining in the Bahmanipali Mouza in India has been put on hold owing to opposition from local villagers.

According to news source The New Indian Express, locals in the Katarbaga panchayat of the Rengali block have refused to...

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