Blood mica: new investigative report on illegal mica mining in IndiaPhoto: Oscar Timmers

The Thomson Reuters Foundation published an investigative report about the illegal mining of mica in India where children, some not older than five, work alongside adults in dire circumstances.

Blood mica: new investigative report on illegal mica mining in IndiaPhoto: Oscar Timmers

The article mentions the electronics industry as one of the destinations of the illegally mined mica, and cites SOMO’s estimate of 20,000 children involved in mica mining in Jharkhand and Bihar.

Read the story on their investigations in four of India’s major mica producing states.