Intergenerational Equity Case Study: Iron Ore Mining in Goa

Economic & Political Weekly, Vol LII, No 5, P. 18-21, February 4, 2017

4 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2017

Date Written: February 4, 2017

Abstract

The public trust doctrine makes natural resources a part of the commons, owned equally by all, and legally owned by the state. The resources and opportunities that the present generation have inherited must be available to future generations in perpetuity. In the Goa mining case, the Supreme Court wanted to implement intergenerational equity on the grounds of the exhaustion of the iron-ore reserves as well as the widespread damage to the Goan environment and social fabric.

Keywords: Goa, Mining, Intergenerational Equity, Sustainability, Ecological Economics

Suggested Citation

Basu, Rahul, Intergenerational Equity Case Study: Iron Ore Mining in Goa (February 4, 2017). Economic & Political Weekly, Vol LII, No 5, P. 18-21, February 4, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2920096

Rahul Basu (Contact Author)

Goa Foundation ( email )

G-8, St Britto’s Apartments
Opp. St Britto’s High School
Mapusa, Goa 403507
India

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