ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Iron-ore Mining in Goa

Intergenerational Equity Case Study

The public trust doctrine makes natural resources a part of the commons, owned equally by all, and legally owned by the state. The resources and opportunities that the present generation have inherited must be available to future generations in perpetuity. In the Goa mining case, the Supreme Court wanted to implement intergenerational equity on the grounds of the exhaustion of the iron-ore reserves as well as the widespread damage to the Goan environment and social fabric.



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Updated On : 7th Feb, 2017

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