India considers lifting 25-year ban on new asbestos mining

Published: Thursday, 23 February 2012

Government could issue new licences if health and safety conditions meet standards

By Raghavendra Verma in New Delhi

The Indian government is considering lifting its 25-year ban on issuing new asbestos mine licences, a senior government mining official told IM.


B.P. Sinha, deputy director general of the Indian Bureau of Mines, said that the central Ministry of Mines is exploring the...

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