Agartala, Sep 25 (UNI) Against the backdrop of the increasing debates on social and environmental impact of mining, the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment(CSE) is all set to release the sixth 'State of India's Environment' report on mining, ''Rich Lands, Poor People - Is Sustainable Mining Possible?'' on October 20 in Shillong.
CSE officials said here today that mining had become a serious issue in a few pockets of the Northeastern region and Meghalaya was the only state where mining was being undertaken, besides oil and gas exploration activities in Assam and Tripura.
The reports have been widely acknowledged as the most comprehensive and authoritative series of publications on environment and development and its impact in all the mining states of India, with case studies from every region, including the Northeast.
The reports deal with a comprehensive overview of the issues, conflicts and contradictions along with an in-depth analysis of the economic scale, potential and contribution of the national mining and minerals sector, against the backdrop of the global industry, CSE officials added.
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