The steel and mines ministries are locked in a bitter turf war on amending the existing Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation (MMDR) Act. The mines ministry has proposed giving states full powers to allocate mining leases by removing the clause that requires them to seek Centre
The Unchabali Iron & Manganese Ore Mines of Srimati Indrani Patanaik is situated in Mahaparbat Pahad in Unchabali & Balda villages under Champua sub division in Keonkhar district of Orissa state.. An area covering 106.4728 hectors was granted for P.L in favour of Smt. Indrani Patnaik on 5.3.98 for a period of two years. Subsequently, the mining lease over an extent of
This is the final report of Justice M B Shah Commission on illegal mining of iron ore and manganese in Goa. Says that lack of coordination within the Ministry of Environment and forests led to the illegalities and consequential ecological damage.