After renewing nearly 43 iron ore mining leases by signing lease deeds in the last one month, the State government notified ‘The Goa Grant of Mining Leases Policy, 2014’. The policy, notified following the recent Mines and Minerals Development Regulation (MMDR) Act amendment ordinance 2015, has no changes in it.

An Ordinance further to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957. This Ordinance may be called the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2015.

The coal ministry is thinking of dropping the proposed removal of mineral exploration by private companies

Rajasthan government is planning to increase reserve area for mining activities by three times. At present the state government has given mining lease of 1,846 square km, which is 0.54 per cent of the total geographical area of the state. Now the government is going to increase it to 1.5 per cent in the new mining policy.

PANJIM: Demanding that amendment to the Mines and Minerals Development and Regulations (MMDR) Act 1957, pertaining to grant and renewal of leases should be carried out retrospectively, the Federati

Local steel mills bound to lift ore allotted to them at IBM fixed rate

As legal complications galore

Minerals are indispensable in modern industrial activities; infrastructure and manufacturing sectors, as indeed all sectors of economy. However, non-fuel materials (minerals and metals) have so far not received the same attention as have oil and natural gas.

‘Step taken by the State is valid as a right of pre-emption’

Orissa High Court on Wednesday upheld the State government’s circular of December 2012 in which the government had asked the mine owners in the State to supply half of their mine lumps to local standalone units.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Nalwaya Minerals India Pvt. Ltd. Vs State of Rajasthan Ors. dated 07/03/2014 regarding closure of mining activity of the Applicant, Rajasthan. The Applicant has been carrying on mining activity since 1963. Lastly, they were granted diversion permission for a period of ten years vide order dated 08.08.2000 vide annexure–8. Thereafter, upon expiry of the said period, the diversion permission has not been granted resulting closure of the mining activity of the Applicant.