Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Environics Trust Vs Union of India & Ors. dated 08/07/2015 regarding asbestos mining.

The Tribunal has noted that a statement on instructions is made by the Counsel appearing for the Indian Bureau of Mines that there is no asbestos mining presently operational anywhere in the country and the operations of the mines of associated minerals with asbestos has also been halted.

The Centre is considering a proposal to allow all mining engineers and geologists to prepare the mining plans of companies.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said the delay in ascertaining the iron ore reserves in ‘C’ category mines was due to technical reasons.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Environics Trust V/s Union of India & Ors. And Amar Singh V/s Union of India & Ors. dated 23/03/2015 regarding asbestos mining in India. The Tribunal directed the MoEF and Indian Bureau of Mines to file list of asbestos mines located in the entire country and their present status, particularly as regards scientific closure of such mines.

Expert Appraisal Committee report points that mining lease holders are involved in several violations; Seeks action against violators

Move comes after complaints about recently promulgated MMDR ordinance

The Ministry of Mines has constituted a nine-member commitee to draft quality parameters for excavated minerals.

The Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists (SGAT) held a seminar here on Tuesday to vent their reaction to the Ordinance promulgated by the Centre to amend the Mines and Minerals ( Devel

The panel is headed by chief controller of mines, Indian Bureau of Mines, will have its first meet on January 22

PANJIM: The special investigation team (SIT), probing 16 cases of illegal mining and related offences, has filed a charge sheet against Directors of Seagull Ore Carriers Pvt Ltd, Regmington Antao a

Of balance 15 leases that paid stamp duty only ten to be considered for renewal, as five are being investigated for violations