Even as the Union Mines Ministry is in the process of framing dump policy for the iron ore producing States across the Country, the Goa Mining (Major Mineral) Policy 2013, has decided to allow dump handling outside the mining lease area provided the land can be converted to agricultural use and removal of dumps are in the interest of the environment.

Pollution Control Board also initiates action against four more factories in Kadapa district

PANJIM: All the industrial units, hotels and eateries operating without Consent to Operate under Air and Water Act have been asked by Goa State Pollution Control Board to apply for the same immedia

PANJIM: Over 3000 micro and small scale industries (investment in plant and machineries) will be issued show cause notices on Wednesday by the Goa State Pollution Control Board for operating witho

The hefty penalty of Rs 70,000 crore on excess ore extraction that has caught many a mine lessee off guard is poised to swell further with the state government readying to send showcause notices to 44 more lessees.

A high-powered committee of the state government had found 104 lessees guilty of raising ore beyond IBM (Indian Bureau of Mines) ratified mining plan. The mining department has already slapped showcause notices on 60 miners in Joda and Koira sectors. The penalty on the balance 44 miners has been worked out at around Rs 5,000 crore.