The coal ministry will push for allowing mining in two densely forested coal areas, Mahan and Hasdeo Arand, at a meeting of the group of ministers on the “no-go/go” forest areas for mining.

Steel companies are planning to raise product prices by around . 1,000 a tonne, driven by the sharp rise in input costs and recent production cuts.

Environment minister Jayanthi Natar-ajan can’t easily disown the legacy of her predecessor, it seems.

New Delhi The new mining Bill cleared by a group of ministers last week envisaging direct benefit to people from the minerals underneath the land they own, also has a provision for setting up a clutch of ultra mega mining plants (UMMPs) in the country.

As per the proposal, state governments will identify locations for large mines with respect to specific minerals such as iron ore, bauxite, chro

Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has refused to issue forest clearance to the Mahan coal block in the Singrauli field of Madhya Pradesh, meant for the use of Essar and Hindalco power plants. However, this is not the final rejection. Instead, Mr. Ramesh has merely washed his hands of on the issue and passed the buck to a Group of Ministers to take a final decision.

Indian companies shortlisted for stake buy in coal firm MetroCoal
Three top Indian companies, including Reliance Power, Aditya Birla Group

State-run iron ore miner NMDC Ltd has finalised a Rs 3,000-crore slurry pipeline project for evacuating ore from its Bailadila mines in Chhattisgarh to Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Move to incentivise steel plants that invest in improving iron ore facilities

BHUBANESWAR: Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadei has requested Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to pressurise the Centre for making budget provision for four-laning of Chandikhol-Duburi-Talcher road.

In a letter to the Chief Minister, Ghadei said traffic has increased manifold on 133 km stretch, making its upgradation necessary.

The Cabinet Committee on economic affairs has already approv

New Delhi The petroleum ministry has on Thursday passed a fresh order asking Reliance Industries to fully meet the contracted gas supplies to priority consumers in sectors like fertiliser, LPG, power and city gas distribution in spite of the fall in gas production from the D6 field in the Krishna Godavari basin.