Relaxing the two-year freeze, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has decided to resume considering mining proposals from Bellary, Tumkur and Chitradurga districts of Karnataka.

NMDC is setting up a 1.8-million-tonne-per-annum (mtpa) beneficiation plant and a 1.2-mtpa pellet plant at an investment of Rs 650 crore

KIOCL, a steel ministry undertaking facing severe shortage of iron ore for its pellet plant in Mangalore, is planning to partner public sector mining giant NMDC for a pellet plant in Karnataka.

There's good news in store for Karnataka's ore-starved steel industry. The Supreme Court-appointed Cental Monitoring Committee (CEC) is set to e-auction low-grade iron ore dumps.

The draft policy envisages establishment of an independent, remote-sensing, satellite-based monitoring system

The ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) has released a draft policy on inspection, verification, monitoring and overall procedure relating to the grant of forest clearances.

Says membership at stake if found guilty

PANJIM: Goa’s apex industrial body Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry has declared that ‘all those involved in illegal mining should be brought to book’ and if any member of the chamber is found to be involved in illegal mining his membership will automatically cease to exist, as per the constitution of the body.’

The Lesser Florican (Sypheotides indicus), also known as the Likh, is a large bird in the bustard family and the only member of the genus Sypheotides. It is endemic to the Indian Subcontinent where it is found in tall grasslands and is best known for the leaping breeding displays made by the males during the Monsoon season.

The Great Indian Bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps) or Indian Bustard is a bustard found in India and the adjoining regions of Pakistan. A large bird with a horizontal body and long bare legs giving it an ostrich like appearance, this bird is among the heaviest of the flying birds.

Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister H K Patil has said that the government would release Rs 38 crore to solve the drinking water problem in rural areas.

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) made a scathing attack against the Supreme Court's Centrally Empowered Committee (CEC) for letting off the most corrupt without any or little punishment

The apex court order to restart mining in Karnataka may not provide immediate relief to the steel industry, as it will take at least 18 months to obtain statutory approvals, rating agency India Rat