Impact of mining on social and economical condition in mudigere taluk, Chickamagaluru district, India--A case study

Mahesh, N. and Sajan, C. P. and Asima Nusrath, (2012) Impact of mining on social and economical condition in mudigere taluk, Chickamagaluru district, India--A case study. Asian Journal of Development Matters, 6 (1). pp. 200-212.

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Abstract

Mining comes along with its promise of wealth and jobs, but millions are those throughout the whole world who can testify to the high social costs that it brings with it. Advanced technology, automation and globalization of mining industry has changed the mining sector around the globe. Mining activities are unsustainable not because they exploit non-renewable resources, but they leave behind the destruction of environment and society. Magnitude of these impacts depends to a large extent on the existing environmental conditions and socioeconomic status of the people. Apart from pollution of the natural environment mining also leads to impacts on health, alteration of social relationships, destruction of forms of community subsistence and life, social disintegration, changes in regional cultures and displacement of other economical activities. In the present paper the author reports the impact of iron ore mining in Kuduremukha that has caused changes in the social and economical condition of people in Mudigere Taluk.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Social Sciences > Geography
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Geography
Depositing User: Kodandarama
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2013 10:16
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2013 05:55
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/14229

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