The Lok Sabha, passed the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment bill 2021 on March 19, 2021. The bill was passed through a voice vote. The Bill seeks to amend the Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and provide for the removal of the distinction between captive and merchant mines.

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Bill 2021 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 15 March, 2021. Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi introduced the Bill which amends the Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act 1957. The legislation seeks to remove the distinction between captive and merchant mines.

The Ministry of Mines (MoM) have issued the “Draft Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Amendment Rules, 2021” to further amend the “Minerals (Other than Atomic and Hydro Carbons Energy Minerals) Concession Rules, 2016”.

Report filed by the Chief Environmental Engineer, Kerala State Pollution Control Board dated 08/02/2021 regarding illegal mining carried out by M/s. Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) and M/s. Kerala Minerals & Metals Limited (KMML) along the coastal area of Alappad and Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala.

The Ministry of Mines has prepared the Mineral (Auction) Amendment Rules, 2021 seeking to amend Mineral (Auction) Rules, 2015. As part of the Pre-Legislative Consultation Policy, the draft Amendment Rules is

The mines ministry has made a proposal to terminate the iron ore leases of those working mines that have not started production even after lapse of 7-8 months of auction and have not maintained minimum dispatch for three consecutive quarters.

Written submission by M/s V.V. Mineral in the matter of M/s V.V. Mineral Vs The Member, Secretary, Tamil Nadu Coastal Zonal Management Authority dated 16/01/2021.

The Circularity Gap Report Norway is an in-depth analysis of how Norway consumes raw materials—metals, fossil fuels, biomass and minerals—to fuel its societal needs. Currently, 97.6% of materials consumed each year never make it back into the economy.

The Karnataka Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules, 2020 shall come into force official Gazette. In rule 3A of the Karnataka Minor Mineral (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), for the words “minor mineral except sand” the words, “Laterite or fullers earth or murram” shall be substituted.

The supply of raw materials to produce rechargeable batteries — crucial to move to cleaner energy — is uncertain, a recent report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on June 25, 2020.The report Commodities at a glance: Special issue on strategic battery and minerals, for facilitating research into battery tech

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