ARIYALUR: The proposed expansion of the limestone mining project by the Department of Mining in Perianagalur village in Ariyalur district would not affect the people as all precautionary steps would be taken to protect their safety and to prevent pollution, said Collector T.K.Ponnusamy, here on Tuesday.

Presiding over the meeting convened by the Departments of Mining and Environment to hear the

NEW DELHI: National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) and Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to form a joint venture for the development of limestone mines in the sensitive hill region of Arki in Himachal Pradesh.

French multinational Lafarge's limestone quarries in Meghalaya, which supply raw material to its cement plant across the border in Bangladesh have been shut down by the government. This comes

When Sted Syiemlieh was a little boy, people in his mountain village, Tyrna, a few km from Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya, could predict when the skies would open up. "It was always at the same time,' the

Over the past few years, Indian plants pay Rs 40 per tonne of limestone as royalty to state governments. According to information provided to the Green Rating Project, on an average, industry spent Rs 74 per tonne of limestone used for all mining and related activities (including royalties, dead rent, operating expenses and reclamation).

The cement sector has another big potential

The Himachal government's plans to install cement plants in the state create a none too happy situation

IN JANUARY, Doordarshan aired a documentary called The Green Brigade, which despite a typical Films Division tone, was informative, interesting and even balanced. It was on the Ecological Task Force

Controversy over Himachal limestone mining

The subject of limestone mining in ecologically fragile Himachal Pradesh has become a political football, with plans changing as governments change. Villagers are divided on

Litigation against unscientific and environmentally dangerous mining activity brought Himachal Pradesh lime quarries into national prominence.