ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

A+| A| A-

Mining in 'Schedule V' Areas

The Andhra Pradesh (AP) government’s desperate bid to mine bauxite in Galikonda, Raktakonda, Chittamgondi, Sapparla, Gudem, Jerrala (all come under the Schedule V area category) by circumventing the law is an example of how the trustee of the natural resources of our land is acting like a front company for industrial houses. According to the Samata judgment of the Supreme Court in 1997, no private company can hold or take lease of the lands which fall under “scheduled area” for the purpose of mining and industry. To get around this hurdle, the state government roped in the Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation, a public undertaking, which will mine bauxite in the Eastern Ghats, an area with green forests, waterfalls and a large number of traditional tribal inhabitants.

Dear Reader,

To continue reading, become a subscriber.

Explore our attractive subscription offers.

Click here

Or

To gain instant access to this article (download).


Pay
INR 59

(Readers in India)


Pay
$ 6

(Readers outside India)

Support Us

Your Support will ensure EPW’s financial viability and sustainability.

The EPW produces independent and public-spirited scholarship and analyses of contemporary affairs every week. EPW is one of the few publications that keep alive the spirit of intellectual inquiry in the Indian media.

Often described as a publication with a “social conscience,” EPW has never shied away from taking strong editorial positions. Our publication is free from political pressure, or commercial interests. Our editorial independence is our pride.

We rely on your support to continue the endeavour of highlighting the challenges faced by the disadvantaged, writings from the margins, and scholarship on the most pertinent issues that concern contemporary Indian society.

Every contribution is valuable for our future.