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Mining and People's Protest: A Study in India's North East

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Sociology, Assam University, Silchar, Assam, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 3, Issue (11), Pages 65-70, November,22 (2014)

Abstract

Drawing on three case studies, this paper highlights the opposition faced by mining projects in North East India. The paper emphasizes on the issues on which opposition is made by people’s groups and the strategies involved in engaging in activism against mining. It has been seen that the mining over here has a similarity of issues of opposition which are found in the other parts of the country as well as in the world. These issues involve threat to cultural erosion, displacement of people and impact on environment.

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