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Revisiting the Unresolved Horrors of Mica Mining by

Revisiting the Unresolved Horrors of Mica Mining by

Apr 29, 2021 In the northern Indian states of Jharkhand and Bihar, field research by SOMO estimated 22,000 child laborers in an area that did not cover even half the mica mining belt. Mica, a valuable and versatile group of silicate minerals, is high in demand as it fuels and permeates everything globally electronics automobiles as well as paints ...

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Mining for Mica Child Labor in India The Borgen Project

Mining for Mica Child Labor in India The Borgen Project

May 05, 2021 Jharkhand and Bihar, two regions in the countrys eastern states, are where the majority of the mining for mica happens. In fact, around 60% of the worlds mica comes from those two regions . Before mica ends up in shiny eyeshadow and many other makeup products, it passes through many networks middlemen and wholesalers it also crosses ...

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A peek into Jharkhands mica mines where child labour

A peek into Jharkhands mica mines where child labour

Feb 20, 2021 Giridih, Jhumri Telaiya For generations, families living in the Koderma and Giridih districts of Jharkhand have survived on the collection and trade of mica a shimmery, translucent mineral used in cosmetics and automobiles. The mining of mica was once a legal, thriving business that made India the biggest exporter of the mineral. But concerns about mining causing environmental damage led ...

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Beauty companies and the struggle to source child labour

Beauty companies and the struggle to source child labour

Jul 28, 2016 Yet more than a decade after cosmetics suppliers were alerted to its existence, child labour remains prevalent in mica mining in the two states of Jharkand and Bihar

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Deaths of child workers in Indias ghost mica mines

Deaths of child workers in Indias ghost mica mines

Aug 03, 2016 Madan Pratap (right) died in a Mica mine collapse in June. In the mud-and-brick village of Chandwara in Bihar in eastern India, a fathers grief laid bare the ugly reality of the illegal mining ...

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Cosmetics A Deep Dive Into The Ethics of Mica Elle Canada

Cosmetics A Deep Dive Into The Ethics of Mica Elle Canada

Jul 05, 2021 Close to 60 percent of the high-quality mica used in cosmetics comes from two north-eastern Indian states Bihar and Jharkhand the countrys so-called mica belt on account of the regions abundance of the mineral. For reasons related to forest protection, most mica mines in these states are operated illegally.

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Mica Scrap at Best Price in India

Mica Scrap at Best Price in India

White mica Scrap is generally found in Bihar region in mines like Bhana Chatkari. White Mica is Best suited for the production of high quality Mica Paper Board. This white mica scrap is not good for calcination as it cannot sustain its properties at a temperature of more than 650 degree Celsius.

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Mica Industry in India Major Producer and Exporter of

Mica Industry in India Major Producer and Exporter of

Jan 31, 2018 The worlds largest manufacturers of natural mica pearlescent pigments are the German company Merck and the Chinese company Kuncai. Together, Kuncai and Merck import 25%

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Mica supply chain Corporate Responsibility Report 2019

Mica supply chain Corporate Responsibility Report 2019

Apr 14, 2020 Mica is an important raw material of our effect pigments, which are used in automotive and industrial coatings and plastics, as well as in the cosmetics and food

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Mica supply chain Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany

Mica supply chain Merck KGaA Darmstadt Germany

Apr 28, 2017 Responsibility in the mica supply chain. During a study conducted in 2008, we discovered that people in Jharkhand and Bihar were collecting mica from the tailings

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MICA CHALLENGE RESPONSIBLE MICA INITIATIVE

MICA CHALLENGE RESPONSIBLE MICA INITIATIVE

In India mica is sourced in a number of states including principally Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Both states Bihar and Jharkhand,

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Bihar Minerals Grinding Industries Manufacturer of

Bihar Minerals Grinding Industries Manufacturer of

The Bihar Minerals Grinding Industries is a Jhumari Telaiya, Koderma Based Company having diversified business interests. Established in the year 1980. BMGI started

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End Caps And Mouldings wrapper mica Retailer Mines

End Caps And Mouldings wrapper mica Retailer Mines

Mica is the primary raw material of our effect pigments, which are used in automotive and industrial coatings and plastic mass coloration, as well as in the cosmetics

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Responsible Sourcing The Este Lauder Companies Inc

Responsible Sourcing The Este Lauder Companies Inc

Company Profile. OTC International is manufacturing exporting of all grades of Mica Mica Products. Chrestien Mining Company, the largest mica mining company in India with nearly 100 square kilometers of mining area in Bihar (now Jharkhand) was taken over by...

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Mica mica blocks manufacturers indian mica exporters India

Mica mica blocks manufacturers indian mica exporters India

Supplier Code of Conduct. ... A portion of the mica used in the cosmetics industry comes from the Indian states of Jharkhand and Bihar. These two areas make up Indias mica belt, where the mica mining industry remains a key contributor to the regional economy. ... local communities in the region to develop proactive and sustainable ...

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Mines Geology Department

Mines Geology Department

CMI as it was called had near monopoly in Mica mining in Bihar and controlled more than 200 running mines. Some of the well known ones are Singho Pahary, Murli Pahari, Girdhar Pahary, Pesum, Nimtalla, Chamkonia Butforwa in Gawan and Tisri belts of Hazaribagh, Giridih, Koderma and Gaya Districts.

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Legalising North East Indias mica mines

Legalising North East Indias mica mines

Mines Geology Department Bihar Online will provide informational as well as transactional services to the citizens. Access Bihar Mines Portal . Lease. Circle

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The Beauty Industrys Exploitation of Child Labor for Mica

The Beauty Industrys Exploitation of Child Labor for Mica

Jul 16, 2017 The worlds largest manufacturers of natural mica pearlescent pigments are the German company Merck and the Chinese company Kuncai. Together, Kuncai and Merck import 25% of the mica exported from Jharkhand/Bihar. Manufacturers of pearlescent pigments account for at least 60% of the mica imports from Jharkhand/Bihar.

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Exclusive Global firms beef up investigations of Indian

Exclusive Global firms beef up investigations of Indian

Aug 26, 2020 25% of the worlds mica powder comes from illegal mining in India, notably the Jharkhand and Bihar states. Here, roughly 20,000 children (as of 2016) are working in unsafe and toxic conditions to extract mica powder. Mica and the Dangers of Mining. Mica is a naturally occurring mineral dust. It is essentially a glittery pigment that is found ...

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Child LaborFree Ethical Mica in Makeup Whats the

Child LaborFree Ethical Mica in Makeup Whats the

Aug 04, 2016 A three-month investigation in the mica-producing states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh found at least seven children have been killed since June mining for mica

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Terre des Hommes We fight child exploitation worldwide

Terre des Hommes We fight child exploitation worldwide

May 27, 2021 Mica is a naturally occurring mineral commonly used in cosmetics to add shimmer to makeup. It can be found in lipsticks, eyeshadow, nail polish, sunscreens, deodorants, shampoo, and more. But the seemingly harmless sparkly ingredient has been linked to child labor in India, specifically in impoverished states of Jharkhand and Bihar.

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Mica Scrap in Koderma

Mica Scrap in Koderma

As well as coatings there are several mica uses in the automotive sector, including tyres, bitumen foils, brake pads and clutches. This report focuses on child labour in Jharkhand/Bihar for mica mining and processing, and the role of Dutch companies and main manufacturers of pearlescent pigments globally.

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The Ugly in Beauty Child Labor In Mica Mines A nais Life

The Ugly in Beauty Child Labor In Mica Mines A nais Life

Mica Scraps is the nomenclature given to the irregular lumps of mica as received from the mines having an area between 1/2 and 1 1/2 sq. We export mica scrap mainly to plants all over the world to be made into a pulp used for the manufacturing of mica paper and reconstituted mica plates.

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Death trap in a mine The Hindu BusinessLine

Death trap in a mine The Hindu BusinessLine

Jun 20, 2019 However, people have argued that mica has now become a source of livelihood for citizens of Jharkhand and Bihar. Many companies have become a part of the Responsible Mica Initiative which makes an effort to move children working in mica mines to schools, construct new schools, and improve meals, toilets, and clean drinking water. These ...

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The ugly face of beauty Catalano Gonzaga

The ugly face of beauty Catalano Gonzaga

May 31, 2019 Close check Mica supplier Merck has been conducting audits of mines and processing plants since 2012, and has severed contracts with a few units based on these audits - KAMAL NARANG

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The child labour behind makeups glitter

The child labour behind makeups glitter

Mica mine. 90% of the Mica mines in the state of Jharkhand and Bihar are illegal. When the mines have been completely exploited, they are abandoned without any concern for the damage done to the environment. Giridih District, Jharkhand, India, 2018. Women mine workers as they leave the Mica mine after an intense day of work.

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Child labour mine deaths Rihannas Fenty Beauty brings

Child labour mine deaths Rihannas Fenty Beauty brings

The mica from the illegal mines in Jharkhand and Bihar is sold to intermediar-ies, who then sell it on to exporters. None of the exporters in the region checks whether child labour is involved in the extraction of the mica they buy from local intermediaries. Among the main buyers of mica in Jharkhand and Bihar are the German chemi-

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Child labour behind the glitter

Child labour behind the glitter

Feb 20, 2021 A 2018 NCPCR report pegged the number of children from Koderma and Giridih the two mica-rich districts of Jharkhand dropping out of school to mine for mica at 4,545. A report before that, by NGO Terre des Hommes, estimated 22,000 children were involved in scavenging for mica in Jharkhand and the neighbouring state of Bihar.

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The Glittery Mineral that Links Your Makeup to Rampant

The Glittery Mineral that Links Your Makeup to Rampant

Jun 21, 2019 A mineral used in make-up, Mica, is mined in Jharkhand and Bihar by children. People in the country though, are still ignorant to this fact While the world is gripped by consumerism, there is little to no awareness in regard to the source of products we bring home every fortnight. Plastic being a m

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A situation analysis report CINI INDIA

A situation analysis report CINI INDIA

May 14, 2019 Together, Bihar and Jharkhand are responsible for approximately 25 percent of the worlds production, according to the Guardian, and with some of the worlds biggest cosmetics companies, including LOral and Este Lauder, as well as suppliers such as Merck, sourcing mica from India, it is one of the top producing countries in ...

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Mica mining revival in Jharkhand on the cards Business

Mica mining revival in Jharkhand on the cards Business

Child Labour in Mica Mines of Jharkhand - A situation analysis report 8 working children in mica related work was detected. Child labor in mica mining and scrap mica collection is the worst form of child labor. Many children including girls have been engaged in mining operations.

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All that glitters Labour exploitation in Indias mica

All that glitters Labour exploitation in Indias mica

Mica mining during Bihar regime had been stopped for over two decades resulting in unemployment of thousands of people owing to sick of the mica industries. The mica production in India had been confined to Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan where contribution of the three states in mica were of the order of 60, 30 and 10 per cent respectively.

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CHILD LABOUR IN MADAGASCARS MICA SECTOR

CHILD LABOUR IN MADAGASCARS MICA SECTOR

May 07, 2021 Indias mica reserves are among the largest in the world, and are of a better grade than those found in other countries with large reserves, such as China and Brazil. Two Indian states, Bihar and Jharkhand, account for 25% of global mica production, and the mineral is also found in Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.

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Vauxhall and BMW among car firms linked to child labour

Vauxhall and BMW among car firms linked to child labour

childrens rights in mica mining, alongside India, China, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Brazil.5 The red flags for Madagascar included evidence of the use of child labour in mica mines in the south of the country and suspected illegal mica mining. Moreover, Madagascar has become increasingly important as an exporter of mica.

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