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India: “When land is lost, do we eat coal?” Coal mining and violations of Adivasi rights in India: Executive summary

, Index number: ASA 20/4392/2016

This is the summary of the Amnesty International report which considers the human cost of increased coal production in India. The issues reported are indicative of a broader pattern of violations of Adivasi communities’ rights to consultation and consent. The consequences of these failures are felt most keenly by some of India’s most vulnerable people, who already live in poverty. Without respect for the rights of all people, India’s development goals will never truly be met.

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