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The fight to unlock India’s mineral riches

Areas of central and eastern India play host to some of the world’s largest deposits of iron ore, vital to the country's modernisation. But these underground treasures are mostly inaccessible due to an ongoing Maoist insurgency across large swathes of the region, which has claimed more than 10,000 lives. Clearing the area of violent rebels could free up $80bn in mineral investment for the country, but can the government and local agencies accomplish this?

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