Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M/s. Geomysore Services (I) Pvt. Ltd. & Others Vs M/s. Hutti Goldmines Co. Ltd. & Others dated 08/05/2018 regarding reservation of lands for government companies or corporations owned and controlled by the State Government under section 17A (2) of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act, 1957. There are gold mines in the State of Karnataka and parties are litigating in respect of their rights to exploit those mines.

Order of the High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh in the matter of M/s Satish Kumar Garg & Company Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 26/04/2018 regarding mining lease for an area measuring 79.32 hectares in Aravali area, Village Musnota, Tehsil Narnaul, District Mahendergarh for extraction of quartz, feldspar and barites, all major minerals.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of The Goa Foundation Vs M/s Sesa Sterlite Ltd. & Others dated 07/02/2018 regarding illegal mining in the State of Goa. Apex Court noted that the State of Goa was obliged to grant fresh mining leases in accordance with law and not second renewals to the mining lease holders.

Judgement of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Sheriff A. H. Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 06/02/2018 regarding prohibition on the working of a quarry in Ernakulam District, Kerala by the District Collector, Ernakulam. The order was issued mainly for non-compliance of Section 40 of the Kerala Irrigation and Water Conservation Act, 2003. Court disposes of the appeal.

The Ministry of Mines invites suggestions on draft Mineral (Auction) (Amendment) Rules, 2017 seeking to amend the Mineral (Auction) Rules, 2015.

The Supreme Court on 2 Aug 2017, imposed a 100% penalty on illegal mining on account of lack of forest and environment clearances, mining outside lease/permitted area and for encroachment beyond the mining area in Odisha. The 100% penalty will be levied on the miners’ total value of illegal extracts over the years. Read full text of this 114-page verdict

The National Mineral Exploration policy (NMEP) can provide an impetus to exploration and generate a continuous flow of mineral blocks to be auctioned, according to an EY report titled' Indian minerals exploration - play to win.' With only 10% of the 8 lakh sq.

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 was passed in Lok Sabha on March 16, 2016. The Bill amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2016 was introduced in Lok Sabha on March 15, 2016. The Bill amends the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.

A new report, Mining and Metals in a Sustainable World 2050, has been launched as part of the World Economic Forum's Industry Agenda publication. Few industries are more fundamental to global social and economic development than mining and metals.

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