Mineral Inheritors Rights Association (MIRA), formally established in March 2020, is an emerging coalition of diverse civil society groups and networks in India working to ensure democracy, social justice, equity, transparency, and accountability in the extractive sector. MIRA is affiliated to the global Publish What You Pay (PWYP) coalition. The coalition brings together 27 members and 9 Steering Committee members who are passionate in reimagining a future where everyone has an equitable access to mineral resources while preserving the integrity of the entire ecosystem.
Our collective vision is to create and ensure “A country with fair and effective governance over natural resources, including minerals, which are a shared inheritance with the State as trustee for the people and especially future generations.”
The key priorities of the coalition are:
- To advocate for a fair mineral resource governance mechanism in place based on the principle of intergenerational, intragenerational and interspecies equity.
- To guarantee total transparency on the part of both the government and the extractive industries including the disclosure of payments & policy affairs and effective implementation of Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC).
- To call for rationalisation and regularization of mining activities with strict limits to the quantum of production of mines and minerals.
- To advance gender responsive approach at all extractive stages and welfare activities and women, as the key stakeholders in the mining process.
- To advocate for India to be a member of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative and the Open Government Partnership to commit to and comply with international standards of disclosure and transparency.
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