Mine owner accused of illegal mining worth Rs 1,800 cr

The Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Koenjhar has filed a case against B K Mohanty mines for illegally excavating and raising iron ore in the forest land adjacent to his mines boundary.

As per section 59 (1) of MCR, state cannot grant an area to particular entity for mining lease unless notified or advertised.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Geomin Mineralas & Marketing vs State Of Orissa & Ors. on 10 May, 2013.

The field survey of iron ore mines, which was undertaken by the Odisha government on the instructions of the M B Shah commission to detect mining operation beyond leasehold area, has not revealed any major irregularities.

The government is likely to submit its report the commission in two to three days following completion of field verification at various sites in iron ore rich Keonjhar district.

A wild bear mauled eight people, including two women, to death and injured eight others in a forest in Odisha's Koraput district before being killed by villagers, an official said Sunday.

Keonjhar: After Similipal sanctuary in Mayurbhanj district, poachers now seem to be making inroads into the Hadagarh sanctuary. The fact came to light after wildlife division forest officials seized the carcass of three elephants, allegedly killed by tusk smugglers from Hadagarh wildlife sanctuary near Chakratirtha biodiversity area.

The forest department seized the carcass after interrogating five persons for their alleged involvement in the smuggling of tuskers. The department has seized about 12 kg tusks worth about Rs nine lakh from a house in Purunia village under Hadagarh forest range area on April 22.

With rising incidents of death of wildlife, particularly elephants, by speeding trains, the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) has identified vulnerable stretches of railway tracks across

While the state government appears to be hyperactive in searching for areas where illegal mining occurred without any lease or permission, the team of experts carrying out operations has identified

Eight mine owners of Odisha have joined hands to invest about Rs 100 crore for local area development of two mineral rich Keonjhar and Sundargarh districts.

Miners propose to set up medical college, university in mining areas

Justice M B Shah Commission, engaged in enquiry into illegal mining in Odisha and other states, completed its hearing on Sunday. It is likely to submit final report on Odisha in May-June period before the end of its term in July this year.
On the last day of hearing, the Commission heard the submission made by the miners to develop the mineral bearing areas of the state by contributing to build necessary infrastructure such as roads, public water purification system, medical colleges and university.