State decided against renewing lapsed MoU of Essar Power due to lack of initiative shown by company in pushing ahead its project
NHPC-hydro power producer

The project is to be developed by Mahaguj Collieries in Angul district at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 cr

With the row over availing free power from thermal power plants and plants based on coal washery rejects yet to be resolved, the Odisha government has decided to put on hold land acquisition for the Machhakata coal mine project.

Apart from that firms in dock are Tata Steel, Essel Mining, MCL, OMC

At a time when the mine owners in Odisha are already burdened with a hefty penalty of Rs 65,000 crore imposed by the mines department for excess ore extraction, there is no let up from the environment department as well.

Quick step by govt to provide alternate source only hope for Lanjigarh refinery

The 12-0 drubbing in gram sabhas held to seek a referendum on bauxite mining in Niyamgiri hills has pushed into uncertainty the fate of Rs 5,000 crore one million tonne refinery of Vedanta Aluminium (VAL) at Lanjigarh, which is struggling to stay in operation by sourcing bauxite from different places outside Odisha.

Essar Power said it had invested over Rs 500 crore on the power project in addition to the acquisition cost of Rs 230 cr

The Odisha government has stalled the process of land acquisition for a 2250 Mw coal-fired power plant proposed by Nava Bharat Power Ltd amid ongoing probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

The commission has further urged the state government to furnish the necessary information on or before July 27

The M B Shah Commission of enquiry that recently submitted its first report on illegal mining in Odisha, has pointed out glaring violation in respect of Kolmong manganese mines leased out to Rungta Sons in Sundergarh district.

Panel recommends only one new block for OTPCL

The inter-ministerial committee (IMC) on coal has meted out a raw deal to Odisha, recommending only one out of four new coal blocks in the state in favour of its PSU, Odisha Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (OTPCL).

In FY13, the Daitari mines had recorded production of 703,440 tonnes of ore

With the forest department taking a grim view on Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) carrying out mining activities without forest clearance, the state-controlled miner's Daitari iron ore mines might soon close down.

The state government has already acquired 2,000 acres of land for the Posco project

Moving ahead in its land acquisition spree for the Posco project, the Jagatsinghpur district administration aims to complete acquisition of 700 acres of land for the mega steel project in a week. The state government has already acquired 2,000 acres of land for the Posco project. In the current phase of land procurement, an additional 700 acres were to be acquired.

The Odisha government which has decided to go for electronic sale of key minerals like iron ore, chrome ore and manganese is awaiting the directive of the Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) to enforce e-auction on mine owners.

"Unless we get a directive from the CEC, we cannot make e-auction mandatory on all lessees. There is a possibility that a lessee may initially agree to participate in e-auction and back out later. We had discussions with the CEC and they have responded positively to our move for introducing e-auction," a top official source told Business Standard.