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

Coal is an important part of India’s economic growth story. However coal mining in India also has a different cost, borne by the communities affected by these mines, who are rarely meaningfully informed or consulted when their land is acquired, their forests decimated, and their livelihoods jeopardised. This report examines how land acquisition and mining in three mines in three different states run by three different Coal India Limited subsidiaries have breached Indian domestic laws, and India’s obligations under international human rights law.

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