Move aimed at placating the Koreans who are upset over SC's order asking Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee to appear before a Ghaziabad court

The ministry of external affairs (MEA) is pushing the Odisha government to expedite issuance of mining approval for South Korean steel major Posco. The move is aimed at placating the Koreans, upset over the Supreme Court order asking Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee to appear before a Ghaziabad trial court in a pending payment case.

At a time when the country is facing several hindrances in mining activities, NMDC, the largest state-run iron ore miner, has recorded the highest level of production of 30.18 million tonne for FY1

Kavuthi-Vediyappan Protection Federation has launched signature campaign against the Iron ore mining project in Kavuthi-Vediyappan hills near here.

Mining co has stalled work on its $12-B Steel Plant, delayed by over nine years, till major clearances are approved

Ten years ago, soon after the Congressled UPA came to power, Posco announced a $12 billion steel project in Odisha. It was, and remains, India’s largest foreign direct investment (FDI) proposal. A decade and two UPA terms later, the South Korean company is still struggling with clearances despite Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s assurances on expediting approvals in January.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Ajay Shivajirao Bhonsale Vs MoEF & Ors dated 26/03/2014 regarding Environment Clearance for the project Tiroda iron Ore Mine at village TIroda, in Sawantwadi Taluka, in SIndhudurg District in Maharashtra.

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A panel set up by India's top court recommended lifting a ban on iron ore mining in Goa, albeit with conditions that include lowering production.

Miners in the western state, which exported almost all its ore before the Supreme Court order in October 2012, should limit output to 20 million tonnes, the panel said on Wednesday in a report. The quantity is about 40 per cent of what the state produced in the year ended March 31, 2012.

In Keonjhar district, 21 lessees including top miners like SAIL, Facor and state-run Odisha Mining Corporation are in the defaulters' list

Ruling out any laxity for mine lessees for flouting Environment (Protection) Act- 1986, the state forest & environment department has asked the Keonjhar collector to file prosecution immediately against them.

Residents of villages in and around the Kavuthi-Vediyappan Hills hoisted black flags atop their houses on Wednesday as part of their phased agitation to oppose the move to grant licence to interest

The state-run miner had received stage one forest nod in January this year, amid a series of clearances expedited by new MoEF minister M Veerappa Moily

Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) is hopeful of Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) granting the final forest clearance for its largest iron ore mine at Daitari by the end of March or in first week of April, enabling it to expand production from 0.6 million tonne to 3 million tonne a year.

The controversial State-owned mining company, Mysore Minerals Limited, is again in the dock as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) states that it allowed a private company, with whom it has a