Rs 2,116 crore would be required over five years to implement the policy

Problems persist in Phase-I; six of 52 blocks auctioned so far

Chhattisgarh to put its lone gold block for auction

The first auction of non-coal mines under the new mining law is likely to take off soon, with states such as Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha showing readiness to auction 105 mine

Composite licences' end-use can be reserved, if states ask for it

With the Centre proposing to give state governments the powers to reserve end-use of any mine put up for mining lease (ML) auction, steelmakers have reason to cheer as merchant miners with deep poc

The SC granted Odisha six months to resolve the issue during which the state was allowed resumption of operations in eight mines