Nod for iron ore mining survey in Kozhikode high ranges

KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala on Monday demanded a probe into the previous LDF government’s decision to go in for a survey for iron ore mining in the high ranges of Kozhikode district.

The court had appointed CEC to investigate and monitor mining in Karnataka and several mineral-rich states

The Karnataka government on Monday approached the Supreme Court seeking permission to allow mining in the state to ‘a limited extent and period’ to meet the current shortfall in iron ore.

Only 15 mines have resumed mining with a combined capacity of 5.72 million tonnes per annum

Even as the Supreme Court allowed the reopening of iron-ore mines in Karnataka seven months ago, most are still waiting for regulatory approvals to restart operations. Only 15 (12 from Category A and three from Category B) with a capacity of 5.7 million tonnes (mt) a year have restarted operations.

Even though State government has welcomed Supreme Court’s interim order allowing e-auctioning of 11.48 million tonnes of already mined iron ore which is lying unused in the State for over a year, t

In an interim relief to mining companies, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Goa government to e-auction around 11.48 million tonnes of excavated iron ore stock lying idle in mines in the stat

The Supreme Court on Monday is expected to pass an interim order on constitution of an expert committee for overseeing sale of the iron ore stacks at leases and jetties.

The Forest department has booked 57 mining companies, including the State-owned Mysore Minerals Limited (MML) and National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), for carrying out mining operations

The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgment on the Goa mining dispute after five weeks of the final hearing on the writ petition of the Goa Foundation.

It also fixed November 11 for passing two interim orders, further to its stay on all the mining activities in the state since October 5 last year.

Government earlier ordered CBI probe into illegal iron ore exports

Dharwad-based Samaj Parivartan Samudaya (SPS), which is fighting the illegal mining case in Karnataka through a public interest litigation, on Thursday urged the state government to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the illegalities and irregularities in state-owned Mysore Minerals Limited (MML).

The report stated the allegation made by the complainant was filed with a wrong motive, envy and vindictive and far away from the truth

The Indian Bureau of Mines, which works under the Ministry of Mines, said it had found no evidence in the alleged illegal mining of atomic minerals across Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Tuticorin districts in Tamil Nadu by a private mining company.