The Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (APMDC) has commenced the process for getting a Hydrology and Hydro-geological report prepared for its Madanpur South Coal Block project in Ko

The Centre has constituted a committee to understand the existing system of sand mining in various states and prepare a guideline which addresses all concerns of this sector.

Despite a huge potential, the District Mineral Foundation (DMF), instituted with the aim of ensuring benefit sharing for mining-affected people, has several shortfalls on various fronts, finds the

There are no coal imports taking place in Chhattisgarh Goverment owned thermal power plants in comlaince with the Center’s directive to use indigenous coal, officials informed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Illegal Mining of Iron and Manganese Ore, 30/03/2017. As per section 23C of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957, State Governments have been empowered to make rules for preventing illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Complaints of illegal mining, 20/03/2017. Section 23C of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation), 1957 (MMDR Act, 1957), empowers State Governments to frame rules for preventing illegal mining, transportation and storage of minerals for the purposes connected therewith.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Reforms in Mining Sector, 09/03/2017. Reforms in the mining sector were brought about by amending the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 through the MMDR Amendment Ordinance, 2015 which was promulgated on 12th January, 2015.

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 15 of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (Central Act No.

The Mines Ministry has decided to impose a penalty of up to Rs.500,000 on those who violate provisions of Mineral Conservation and Development Rules 2017. The ministry has notified the new rules which will be supersede Mineral Conservation and Development Rules 1988. It had a provision of fine of Rs.50,000, or imprisonment up to two years.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/02/2017 (I.A.NO. 1493 @ CONMT.PET.(C)NO.280/2003 IN W.P.(C) NO. 202/1995) regarding mining leases in the state of Karnataka.

Supreme Court directs that the state of Karnataka will not grant any mining lease except in accordance with the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and other statutory requirements.

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