Mining in the Thar Desert

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  • Mining in the Thar desert
    • Uses
      • Coal
        • 10,000 square kilometres
      • Rock Marble
        • Construction and decoration
      • Gypsum
        • Plaster and cement
      • Feldspar
        • Ceramics
      • Phospherite
        • Fertiliser
      • Kaolin
        • Paper whitener
    • Benefits
      • Make county self sufficient
      • Low skilled employment
      • High economic gain
      • Doesn't take up much space
      • Resources used locally
      • Tax revenue
    • Costs
      • Not got technology or heavy machinery
      • Destroys habitats and vegetation
      • Aesthetically unpleasing
      • Marble and coal dust pollution
      • Expensive to establish and start
      • Multi-national cmp. take profits

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