With the Orissa government levying a fine of Rs 57,904 crore on 27 mining firms for excess excavation, the environment ministry has shot off letters to more than 70 miners seeking information on th

‘The pursuit of super profits has drained the miners of feeling for fellow human beings’

It is one of the most scathing reports from the stable of Justice M.B. Shah Commission on illegal iron and manganese ore mining. It holds businessmen, the Odisha government and the Union government, responsible for systematic exploitation of natural resources and linked rampant corruption.

PANJIM: Ten firms from both Goa and other states applied for the e-auction of ore which is expected to start in the first week of February 2014.

The Central Empowered Committee (CEC) of the Supreme Court (SC) has recommended a time-bound completion of the re-allotment of 51 cancelled mines in Category C.

In Nov 2013, SC allowed auction of 11.4 mn tonnes of iron ore lying idle at various mine heads and jetties

A Supreme Court-appointed committee has decided to put on auction about four million tonnes (mt) of iron ore stock at various mine heads in Goa. To begin, the ore lying at various jetties and Mormugao port will be auctioned some time in February, industry sources said.

Large-scale violation of environment and forest laws have taken place in Odisa since 1994-95

Top companies — such as SAIL, Tata Steel, the Aditya Birla group’s Essel Mining and Odisha Mining Corp — are among the 70 that have violated environment and forest laws, the M B Shah Commission on illegal mining in Odisha has held.

In a scathing indictment of the Odisha Government over the multi-thousand crore mining scam, the M B Shah Commission is reported to have recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (

The RA had imposed stay order in case of four miners -PTA Ltd, Essel Mining, GSI Ltd and Ferro Alloya Corporation (FACOR)

Mine owners and the Odisha government are poised for a pitched battle over the contentious issue of a hefty penalty imposed on extracting ore beyond the approved limits.

Investigations into Jabalpur iron ore mining case in which top officials of city-based Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) have been booked have revealed that huge quantities of the mineral allegedly to b

No mining will be allowed around the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of six wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in Goa with the environment ministry on Thursday imposing a ban on such activities.

The Centre will also constitute a state-level ESZ Monitoring Committee (SESZMC) under Section 3 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, to see that the ESZ notification for the state is complied with.