Putting an end to the discretionary powers enjoyed by state governments in granting leases for quarrying minerals, especially major minerals,

The Rajasthan high court has on Tuesday dismissed a PIL alleging that the state exchequer had suffered a loss of Rs 2,000 crore in the allotment of cement-grade limestone mines to four cement compa

With the state government clearing the decks by extending the lease validity of 26 mines, operations at these mines are set to commence again within a couple of months.Since all the 26 mine leases

To curb illegal mining, the steel and mines department is planning to create a dedicated cell in Odisha Space Applications Centre (ORSAC).

The policy's priority will be on exploration of key bulk minerals like iron ore and bauxite

Ground and satellite based measurements of spectral optical properties of aerosols have been carried out at Dehradun (DDN) in the Indo-Gangetic Plain (IGP) and Kavaratti (KVT) at Lakshadweep in southern Arabian Sea during pre-monsoon season (March–May) 2012. The measurements illustrate distinct seasonal impact on aerosol properties with maximum dust loading during May in conjunction with anthropogenic aerosols over DDN and marine aerosols over KVT.

A public hearing on carrying out limestone mining at Sethurayanputhur near here began at the Collectorate on Wednesday.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Indian Cements Ltd. Vs. Tamil Nadu P.C.B. & Others dated 10/02/2015 regarding limestone mining by Indian Cements at Dalavoi village, Sendurai Taluk, Ariyalur district for its for captive power plant.

The Tribunal directed that the Applicant will not carry on mining activity without any specific order passed by the Tribunal. The MoEF and Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board shall submit a report as to whether the activity is actually closed or not.

Ordinance was needed for addressing issues arising out of Supreme Court judgment, says govt

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s Ahuja Plastics Ltd. Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 13/01/2015 regarding grant of mining lease for mining of lime stone in an area comprising nearly 101.11 bighas of land in Khasra No. 629/1 situated at Village Kalva, near Village Bhutmari (Renukaji), District Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh for a period of 20 years under the provisions of Mineral Concession Rules, 1960.