Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) is close to acquiring an iron ore mine in West Africa to secure raw material for its recently commissioned steel plant in Oman and to sell the surplus in the open mark

If a Goa-like ban is imposed by the Supreme Court in another major iron-ore-producing state, Odisha, production of the key raw material would be severely hit, making it difficult for domestic steel

On May Day, Tiruvannamalai witnessed a rally and picketing agitation to protest iron ore mining project planned at Kavuthi and Vediyappan hills.

SC may have lifted the ban on mining in the state but it will be a while before exports resume in right earnest

The Supreme Court has asked the Odisha government to recommend the Bhushan Power & Steel (BPSL) case to the Centre for grant of iron ore reserves for its 2.8 million tonne integrated steel plan

Supreme Court allowed an annual cap of 20 million tonnes of iron ore to be extracted in Goa . The apex court also said there will be no grant of lease for mining around one km of national parks and wild life sanctuaries and directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) to identify eco-sensitive areas around national parks within six months. Read text of this order passed on 21 April 2014 by Justices AK Patnaik, SS Nijjar and FMI Kalifulla.

But puts annual cap of 20 million tonne on excavation

The Supreme Court today allowed an annual cap of 20 million tonnes of iron ore to be extracted in Goa which was banned by it in the state for nearly one-and- a-half years.

Harried iron ore miners, who have lost over two years of business, are pinning hopes on the next government to clear the statutory roadblocks and encourage exports.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of M/s Ardent Steel Limited Vs. MoEF & Anr. dated 15/04/2014 regarding applicability of the EIA notification to the stand alone pellet plant.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/157-2014(MApp)_15Apr2014.pdf

PANJIM: The National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), that was appointed to recommend the optimal quantity of fresh mining that is suitable for Goa, has sought time till June t