Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Uttarakhand & Others Vs Kumaon Stone Crusher dated 15/09/2017 regarding transit fee levied by three States (Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh) on forest products and minerals among others.

The State Government is in the process of finalising demand notices to be served on 34 mining lease holders for recovery of full cost of the minerals illegally mined in violation of Forest Conserva

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Dr. Sarvabhoum Bagali (State of Karnataka) dated 11/09/2017 regarding mechanical mining of minerals in rivers and flood plains in Karnataka. Counsel for the State of Karnataka submitted before the Tribunal that they would permit regulated dredging for removal of clay and sand from the river for the purposes of maintaining its free flow only. There shall be no mining contract granted for in river and flood plain mining.

Unscientific activities in Chakki rivulet concern for local residents, farmers, environmentalists

The Ministry of Mines invites suggestions on draft Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2017 seeking to amend the Offshore Areas Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 2002.

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

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Joy Kaitharnath Vs Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd. dated 31/08/2017 regarding discharge of effluents by Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML) into the waterbodies of Chavara, Kollam District. The Applicant (Joy Kaitharnath, General Secretary, State Human Rights Protection Centre) has requested the Government of Kerala to constitute an Expert Team to assess the status and trend of radioactivity and its impact on health and environment in Chavara black sand area.

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The Ministry of Environment and Forest, Climate Change (MoEFCC) recently issued directions to the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) to mitigate the pollution, including covering stocks with tarpaulin and m

A new report released by the World Bank highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals.

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