Mineral Economics: An Indian Perspective

Kirtikumar Randive and Sanjeevani Jawadand
RTM Nagpur University, R.B. D. Laxminarayana Campus, Law College Square, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Series: Geology and Mineralogy Research Developments
BISAC: SCI031000, SCI048000



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The book provides an overview of the mineral industry, policy issues, related acts and legislation and the socio-economic scenario of the mining sector. It gives an understanding of historical development of policies and the position of Indian mineral sector with respect to other industrialized nations that can help the mineral industry to become globally competitive. It also evaluates the contribution of the mining sector to sustainability and development of both.

This book provides a comprehensive picture of the mineral sector, challenges faced by the industry and sustainable development of mineral resources. It is primarily based on the information made available by the government agencies in the public domain. However, such information is sporadic, inconsistent, and difficult to interpret. Continuous mining of minerals, the discovery of new mineral deposits, and import-export-stockpiling of minerals greatly influences the economics of mineral commodities. These data must be perpetually updated in order to provide future perspective and frame the policies at the government level. Therefore there is always a need for an updated, compiled and properly interpreted database in respect to the contemporary world scenario. It is in this perspective that the proposed book has been designed.
(Imprint: Nova)


Section I: Mineral Resources

Chapter 1. An Overview of the Mineral Resources of India

Chapter 2. Rare Earths-Bearing and Other Strategic Minerals

Chapter 3. Surplus, Sufficient and Deficient Minerals

Section II: Legal Framework with Respect to Mining Sector

Chapter 4. Acts and Legislations

Chapter 5. India’s Five Year Plans Vis-À-Vis Mining Sector

Chapter 6. National Mineral Policy

Chapter 7. Resource Securitization, Resource Nationalism and Resource Curse

Section III: Socio-Economic Perspective

Chapter 8. Employment in Mining Sector

Chapter 9. Environmental Issues

Chapter 10. Illegal Mining

Chapter 11. Mineral Waste

Chapter 12. Sustainable Mining


Keywords: Sustainable mining, mineral policy, strategic, resource curse, resource nationalism, mineral waste

This book is written for post-graduate level students, mining geologists, and researchers. The field geologists, bureaucrats, policy makers, mining engineers, and professionals in mineral sector will find it useful in their work. It may be of interest to non-specialists; because of a succinct overview of the entire mineral resource landscape. This book covers a subject that is taught in the universities at post-graduate level in most parts of the world. In India the subject Mineral Economics is taught in Geology, Applied Geology and Mining courses.

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