State level consultation – Raigarh


One day State Level Consultation was held in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh on 21nd August, 2019. The aim of the consultation was to discuss and raise the pressing issues relating to the mining sector in India and its impact of various stakeholders. The themes of the discussion were women and children in mining areas, District Mineral Foundations, Forest Rights Act, illegal mining, PESA and the Samata Judgment. The consultation was attended by 56 participants from various parts of Chhattisgarh affected by mining. The consultation was chaired by Mr. Ashok Shrimali, Secretary General, mm&P, Mr. Mithun Raj, Director Samata and Mr. Rajesh Tripathi, Executive Member, mm&P. In the discussion, the Chhattisgarh state decision on including members of gram sabha in the DMF decision making body was appreciated and discussed ways of implementing it in other states.


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