Mining for Mica: Child Labor in India | The Borgen Project

05-05-2021· Mining for Mica: Child Labor in India. The majority of the world’s mica comes from India, more specifically the country’s eastern states. Jharkhand and Bihar, two regions in the country’s eastern states, are where the majority of the mining for mica happens. In fact, around 60% of the world’s mica comes from those two regions.

Behind the Glitter: Mica and Child Mining in India ...

12-06-2020· Behind the Glitter: Mica and Child Mining in India Children in India are being exploited in the dangerous search for mica, the mineral that gives cosmetics their shine. Read more

Mica Industry in India: Major Producer and Exporter of ...

Mica Industry in India India has been dominating the production and export of sheet mica in the world, due to the sufficient mica mining resources in the country to meet the domestic requirement and export demand. The Indian Bureau of Mines reports that the total reserves of mica in India were estimated at 635,302 tonnes as of 2016.

Illegal mica mining continues unabated in ... - Mongabay …

06-10-2020· Mica mining in India dates back to the mid and late 19th century when railway tracks were being laid down in the Bengal-Nagpur zone. By the 1950s, around 700 mica mines were operational, employing approximately 24,000 people. As per the Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, the total mica reserve in Jharkhand was 13,554 tonne.

Mica Industry in India: Major Producer and Exporter of ...

India has been dominating the production and export of sheet mica in the world, due to the sufficient mica mining resources in the country to meet the domestic requirement and export demand. The Indian Bureau of Mines reports that the total reserves of mica in India …

Illegal mica mining continues unabated in ... - Mongabay …

06-10-2020· Mica mining in India dates back to the mid and late 19th century when railway tracks were being laid down in the Bengal-Nagpur zone. By the 1950s, around 700 mica mines were operational, employing approximately 24,000 people. As per the Jharkhand State Mineral Development Corporation Ltd, the total mica reserve in Jharkhand was 13,554 tonne.

Mica mining, why watchdogs count, by Peter Bengtsen (Le ...

19-04-2019· In India’s mica mines, things are just at the start. In other industries, like fashion, watchdogs have been after the major brands since the 1990s. For 25 years, they have barked and bitten — sometimes too loudly, sometimes too little — sniffing out violations missed by …

Legalising North East India’s mica mines - Mining …

16-07-2017· The mica supply chain can be long and complex. 70% of mica out of India comes from illegal mines in the north-east region. The commodity will pass through a succession of middle men who buy bags of mica at bargain prices. This is usually a maximum of INR25 (40 cents) per kilogram; however, top quality mica sells for up to $2,000 per kilogram ...

A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of ... - CINI INDIA

10-01-2018· A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of Koderma & Giridih District of Jharkhand. The state of Jharkhand is extremely rich in mineral deposits and mica is one such mineral which is high on demand across the world. Two districts namely Giridih and Koderma (also known as the mica capital of India) have been the key mica suppliers around the world.

Mining mica: can the industry overturn its legacy of ...

28-01-2020· Mica, a shimmering, heat resistant mineral used in everything from car paint to make-up, is in large-part produced by artisanal miners in India and Madagascar, where child labour and unsafe conditions are rife.

Blood Mica: Deaths of child workers in India's mica 'ghost ...

02-08-2016· In the depths of India's illegal mica mines, where children as young as five work alongside adults, lurks a dark, hidden secret - the cover-up of child deaths with seven killed in the past two ...

Exploitative Child Labour In India’s Illegal Mica Mines Is ...

28-08-2019· Companies like Lush are still struggling to clean their supply-chain of mica. While some, such as Estée Lauder, L’Oréal and Yves Rocher, this has involved focusing on “child-friendly villages” and sourcing mica from clean suppliers. It is estimated that 22,000 children work in mica mines in India, around 90 per cent of which are illegal.

GLOBAL MICA MINING - SOMO

7.2. Mica due diligence state of affairs: the front runners 56 7.3. Challenges experienced by companies in the mica due diligence process 57 8. Mica mining risk analysis 59 8.1. Sheet mica mining 59 8.2. Illegal mica mining 60 8.3. Weak governance and conflict 61 9. Global sheet mica deposits 63 9.1.1. India and Madagascar64 9.1.2. China 66 9.1.3.

Mica in Makeup: The Truth Behind Mica Mining, Child …

23-07-2020· Mica Mining, Child Labor, and Poverty. Among the mica-producing regions of India, Jharkhand and Bihar alone account for about three-quarters of the total revenue earned from exports in the country. It has been observed that a fair share of the workforce in this region is made up of underage children, some even as young as five years old.

Legalising North East India’s mica mines - Mining …

16-07-2017· The mica supply chain can be long and complex. 70% of mica out of India comes from illegal mines in the north-east region. The commodity will pass through a succession of middle men who buy bags of mica at bargain prices. This is usually a maximum of INR25 (40 cents) per kilogram; however, top quality mica …

A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of ... - CINI INDIA

10-01-2018· A Report on Child Labour in Mica Mines of Koderma & Giridih District of Jharkhand. The state of Jharkhand is extremely rich in mineral deposits and mica is one such mineral which is high on demand across the world. Two districts namely Giridih and Koderma (also known as the mica capital of India) have been the key mica suppliers around the world.

Global spotlight on illegal mica mines drives Indian ...

19-11-2019· After watching her sister-in-law and a friend die in a mica mine in eastern India in March this year, 15-year-old Ritika Murmu vowed she would never again pick …

A peek into Jharkhand’s mica mines where child labour ...

20-02-2021· Giridih, Jhumri Telaiya: For generations, families living in the Koderma and Giridih districts of Jharkhand have survived on the collection and trade of mica — a shimmery, translucent mineral used in cosmetics and automobiles. The mining of mica was once a legal, thriving business that made India the biggest exporter of the mineral. But concerns about mining causing environmental damage led ...

Behind the Glitter: Mica and Child Mining in India | 101 ...

12-06-2020· From nail polish to lipstick, mica is found in cosmetics that millions of people use every day.But unknown to consumers, the mineral that gives these product...

Exploitative Child Labour In India’s Illegal Mica Mines Is ...

28-08-2019· Companies like Lush are still struggling to clean their supply-chain of mica. While some, such as Estée Lauder, L’Oréal and Yves Rocher, this has involved focusing on “child-friendly villages” and sourcing mica from clean suppliers. It is estimated that 22,000 children work in mica mines in India, around 90 per cent of which are illegal.

Mica mining - Indian children are suffering for the ...

22-12-2017· India is one of the largest producers of the silver-coloured material and many children like Laxmi have died each year working in horrendous conditions to mine it. India’s mica industry once ...

The dark secret of Jharkhand's shiny mineral mica

23-08-2019· Although mica mining is officially banned in Jharkhand, in the absence of any alternate source of livelihood, local villagers continue to descend into mines to look for mica scrap. "There are 200 villages in four districts of Koderma, Giridih, Jamui and Nawada, which are dependent on dhibra as their only source of income.

Mica in Makeup: The Truth Behind Mica Mining, Child …

23-07-2020· Mica Mining, Child Labor, and Poverty. Among the mica-producing regions of India, Jharkhand and Bihar alone account for about three-quarters of the total revenue earned from exports in the country. It has been observed that a fair share of the workforce in this region is made up of underage children, some even as young as five years old.

The Mica Children: Fighting for Survival in India's …

The Mica Children Fighting for Survival in India's Deadly Mines They work in India's mines to supply the cosmetics and car paint industries. And sometimes they die.