They may meet needs of construction industry for 50 years

The offshore areas of Kerala hold enough sand resources to meet the requirements of the construction industry in the State for about 50 years, a study conducted by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has revealed.

Amid controversy and debate over the precise impact of global warming on the Himalayas, glaciologists analysed a massive cache of data on the mountain range and have concluded that it lost 13 per c

JAIPUR: After rendering the agricultural land infertile, the huge amount of ground water being used for dyeing industry on the banks of river Bandi in Pali is fast depleting the groundwater and adv

Canada and Australia top the list of countries which spend on mineral exploration with 19% and 12% respectively of global share

Despite being a mineral-rich country, India’s share in the global exploration budget has been less than 0.5 per cent, which might explain why the country’s proven reserves are only 5-10 per cent of the estimated total resources.

Odisha has 1.8 billion tonne of bauxite reserve which is nearly 55 per cent of the country's deposit.

Rights’ panel order ignored, say environment activists

The Chembanmudy Protection Council and the Chembanoly People’s Action Council have strongly condemned the withdrawal of the ban imposed on Manimalethu Granites at Chembanmudy hillock for granite quarrying.

Even as global warming and climatic changes remain on the forefront of international debates, observations by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have found a reduction in the rate of glacial snou

Shimla, May 29 : Experts from the Geological Survey of India (GSI) have advised the state government to go for control release of water from the Geepang Gath glacial lake in Lahaul to avoid a Parec

Scrutinises mineral trade details of other three mines

The Justice M B Shah Commission of enquiry on Thursday sought details on output and raising permission of Tensa iron ore mines belonging to Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) in Koira mining circle during its first day of field trip. During mining lease record verification process, the commission members had found some mismatch between its actual raising area details and map shown on Google Earth.

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has said the state was facing problems in getting environment clearances, in some cases taking years, for the proposed hydropower projects.

Attending a panel discussion on ‘Hydropower Projects in North-East’ at New Delhi yesterday, Tuki said the state was facing serious problems in getting Forest and Environment clearances, official sources said here today. Arunachal Pradesh has 40 per cent of the country’s total hydropower generation potential. Tuki requested the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests to have a more positive role in hydropower development in the state.