Putting an end to the discretionary powers enjoyed by state governments in granting leases for quarrying minerals, especially major minerals,

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ashapura Mine-Chem Ltd. Vs Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation dated 16/04/2015 regarding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for for setting up an alumina plant in the Kutch District of Gujarat. The MoU also records that the Government of Gujarat agreed to encourage and support the proposed joint venture for setting up of the alumina plant. The respondent agreed to supply on priority basis, medium grade Bauxite to the proposed plant from its 10 existing and 18 expected Bauxite mining leases in the Kutch District.

To curb illegal mining, the steel and mines department is planning to create a dedicated cell in Odisha Space Applications Centre (ORSAC).

The policy's priority will be on exploration of key bulk minerals like iron ore and bauxite

The Orissa steel and mines department has said no to the Union Panchayatiraj Ministry’s proposal to give gram sabhas rights over major minerals.

The Odisha Government has decided to scrap joint venture agreements with global major Rio Tinto, Vedanta group firm Sesa Sterlite and Aditya Birla group-owned Hindalco Industries, an official said

Hundreds of Dangaria Kandha tribal men and women joined a large group of anti-displacement activists of the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti atop the Niyamgiri hills in Odisha’s Kalahandi district on Sund

Samantara led the anti-mining movement in Niyamgiri hill along with Dongaria Kandhas, inhabitants of the hill spread over Rayagada and Kalahandi districts

Ordinance was needed for addressing issues arising out of Supreme Court judgment, says govt

"Auction by competitive bidding" introduced for the first time in mineral mining

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