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

The government on Monday decided to promulgate an Ordinance to amend the 57-year-old Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act to facilitate auction of hundreds of mining leases for min

India passed an executive order on Monday to allow the auction of minerals such as iron and bauxite, a government official said, as it does for coal, to help arrest a fall in output and cut imports

The ministry of mines has dropped a proposal to restrict initial search for mineralisation done under reconnaissance permits. The ministry is finalising amendments to the mining law.

“AN emblematic tragedy” is how Sir Paul Collier, an adviser to the British government, describes the situation in Guinea—referring not to the Ebola outbreak (awful though he considers that to be) b

The National Green Tribunal today sought a response from the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government on a plea seeking directions to prevent pollution and contamination of water in rivers of Western UP

Sapparla (GK Veedhi): At an anti-bauxite meeting conducted by the Andhra Pradesh Girijana Sangham (APGS) in the Visakha Agency on Wednesday, tribals warned the state government that they would sacr

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Narmada Khand Swabhiman Sena Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 01/10/2014 regarding mining leases as well as prospective licenses being granted for mining bauxite mineral in Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve. The Petitioner has alleged that activities in this sensitive area will cause irreparable damage to the ecology as well as the flora and fauna besides polluting to the river Narmada which originates in the aforesaid Biosphere Reserve.

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