About Us

Our mission is to advocate for the treatment of non-renewable natural resources as a finite shared inheritance asset, and extraction as the sale of the inherited wealth.

Our Work

We are engaged in promoting and facilitating citizens’ role in the oversight and monitoring of the extractive processes in India.

Campaigns

We create and support local, national, and global campaigns aimed at protecting and reserving mineral resources for the next generation.

Publications

Browse our resource library for background literature, campaign collaterals, publications, a media kit, and the most recent newsletter and podcast.

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Commit to becoming a responsible mineral inheritor, proactively engaged in preventing undervaluation, overexploitation, and misgovernance of the country's precious minerals.

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“We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children.”


OUR STORY

Mineral Inheritors Rights Association or MIRA is an emerging coalition of 30 diverse civil society groups, networks, and individuals in India working to ensure democracy, social justice, equity, transparency, and accountability in the extractive sector. It is affiliated to the global Publish What You Pay (PWYP) movement.

Despite the fact that the National Mining Policy, 2019, defines minerals as a “shared inheritance with the state acting as trustee,” the Indian extractive industry has yet to embrace this mandate. Overextraction, undervaluation, secrecy, and misgovernance have resulted in long-term losses for short-term gains in India. We are not only wasting valuable resources, but we are also cheating our children of the mineral wealth they should have inherited.

Together, we can ensure transparency, accountability, and intergenerational equity in India’s extractive industry. 

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LATEST TWEETS

No need to trash the deep sea for minerals - the choice is there to make. -> The new report on The Future is Circular shows the path forward. https://wwf.panda.org/wwf_news/?7087466/Future-mineral-demand-can-be-met-without-deep-seabed-mining-as-innovative-technology-can-cut-mineral-use-by-58

The Great Nicobar Islands will lose over 8,52,000 trees as part of a massive development project.
A container terminal, an airport, a township, and a power plant are all part of this Rs. 750 billion project. (1/n)

Need to step cautiously. The private sector has not shown any stewardship with mining. Tamil Nadu is an example of what can happen. @rights_mineral @VSuresh_Rights @sandhyaravishan @NoDeepSeaMining
@PWYPtweets https://www.thehindu.com/business/industry-urges-govt-to-establish-india-rare-earths-mission-to-reduce-reliance-on-china/article66187382.ece

Deep concern about the potential prosecution of @KeRafitoson from @PWYP_MADAGASCAR & @TI_MDG.

PWYP Africa Steering Committee is hopeful that the authorities will take immediate action to end what appears to be harassment by industry.

Read the statement👉http://bit.ly/3V3PzMf

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