Fears of illegal practices hinder reopening Indian mica mines
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 industrys
failure to impose a regulatory system to prevent illegal mining
and child labour, local media sources have reported.
India is the worlds largest producer of sheet mica, a