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mines, minerals & PEOPLE

mm&P (mines, minerals & PEOPLE) is a growing alliance of individuals, institutions and communities who are concerned and affected by mining. The isolated struggles of different groups have led us to form into broad a national alliance for combating the destructive nature of mining.


General Assembly

The 6th General Assembly of the mm&P, organized from 13th May to 15th May 2017 at Kotagiri in Tamil Nadu, witnessed the participation of about 236 volunteers, coming from dozens of struggle groups representing 17 states across the country. People from various paths of life, from activist, journalist, lawyer, environmentalist, expert, student, farmer and women, to former deputy-director of Geological Survey of India KV Krishnamurthy, Rajasthan’s “water man” Rajendra Singh, as guest speaker, participated in the meet. They shared their experiences and expressed concern on issues of community rights over natural resources. Read more

Agenda Report Photos

mines, minerals & People organised its 'Fifth General Assembly' in Anandwan, Warora (Maharashtra) under the aegis of 'Maharogi Sewa Samiti'. It was held from 27th February to 01st March 2015. mm&P is an alliance of communities affected by mining, around 250 members from 15 states participated to share their issues and to prioritise areas of concern. Sessions on alliance building, legal changes, community interface with natural resources and models for transferring benefits to communities were of importance to the participants.

Report Photos

Fourth general assembly conducted was organized in Dabbanda, Andhra Pradesh. It was held from 14th to 16th March 2013. There were 362 people present for the meeting from all over the country and supporters from outside the country were also present. It was a successful meeting and we are looking forward for some more good work.
It was decided in the meeting that Chairperson will be R.Sreedhar, Secretary General will be Rabi Rebbapragada and 23 people will be Executive Council Member.

Report Photos

Third general assembly was organized in Shree Gurudev Ashram, Chhattarpur, New Delhi, from 26th February to 28th February 2011. There were more than 200 participants present for the Assembly from all over the country and supporters from outside the country were also present.


National Consultation and General Assembly was held from 30th October to 2nd November 2008 at Vishakhapatnam. Around 200 participants from different parts of the country took part in the event. New Executive committee members were elected.

Press Release

The 1st General Assembly organised from 13-16 December, 2004 at Anandwan, Warora, Maharashtra with 250 delegates from 150 organisations representing 16 states and expressed solidarity with the ongoing struggle of the local communities against the proposed mining in that area.

Press Release Proceedings Photos