Wildlife Society of Odisha (WSO) has urged the ministry of environment and forest (MOEF) to initiate action against the state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) for violating the Forest (Conserv

Wildlife Society of Odisha (WSO) has urged the ministry of environment and forest (MOEF) to initiate action against the state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) for violating the Forest (Conserv

Bhushan Steel has already filed contempt case on similar case

The recent Supreme Court notice to the state government to file response on Essar Steel’s plea for providing an iron ore lease for its steel plant as per its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the state government has brought fresh legal trouble since the government is yet to comply fully to the top court order in a similar case filed by Bhushan Steel and Power Ltd (BSPL).

OMC to auction 300,000 tonne leftover iron ore fines

The state government has taken over the B K Mohanty iron ore mines at Uliburu in Joda area after it was established prima facie that the miner had illegally raised minerals beyond its permitted area without any lawful authority.

Committee had recently visited the state to take stock of mitigation measures taken to prevent environmental degradation

A Parliamentary Standing committee on science & technology and forest & environment has sought a report from the Odisha government on status of all working and non-working mines in the state.

The team checked the records of total mineral raised and also collected the iron ore samples found there to calculate the exact amount of illegal mineral transaction

The vigilance wing of the state police, which yesterday initiated inquiry into Rs 1,800 crore Uliburu illegal mining scam, intensified its investigation at field level on the second day to fix the parties and officials responsible for the mineral theft.

The vigilance wing of state police today initiated investigation into the Uliburu mining scam, estimated to be worth more than Rs 1,800 crore, by raiding five government and private offices at Keon

An official inquiry has found illegal extraction of iron ore from near the B K Mohanty mines at Ulliburu forest in Joda mining sector, sources said.

Collector (Keonjhar) Bishnu Prasad Sahu on Friday submitted a report in this regard to the government following allegations that minerals worth Rs 2,000 crore were illegally extracted from the area.

In FY13, the Daitari mines had recorded production of 703,440 tonnes of ore

With the forest department taking a grim view on Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) carrying out mining activities without forest clearance, the state-controlled miner's Daitari iron ore mines might soon close down.

Firm owner accused of illegal mining

The steel and mines department of the Odisha government has decided not to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Deepak Steel and Power Ltd after the promoter of the company was found to be involved in illegal mining activity.

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