Govt renews lease of mining firm owned by BJP MLA, violating rule
Bangalore, In what could be termed as a classic case of contravention of mining laws, the

Report of the Central Empowered Committeee (CEC) appointed by Supreme Court regarding illegal mining and other related activities in forest areas of Karnataka in response to the petition filed Samaj Parivartana Samudaya and others.

BLACK GOLD Reserves of18,600 million tonnes lie in the coal belts of seven states of the country
A total of 58 coal blocks with over 18,600 million tonnes of reserves would go under hammer in the first round of competitive bidding to be initiated by the coal ministry in six months.

The following draft of certain rules further to amend the Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Rules, 1975 which the Central Government proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 18 of the Coal Mines (Conservation and Development) Act, 1974 (28of 1974), were published as required by sub-section (1) of Section 18 of the

Six months after Parliament approved the crucial amendment to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957, for competitive bidding of coal blocks, an inter-ministerial committee is still struggling to finalise the guidelines for the bidding regime.

Note for consideration by the Committee on allocation of natural resources (CANR).


The draft of the Karnataka (Prevention of Illegal Mining, Transportation and Storage of Minerals) Rules, 2011 which the Government of Karnataka proposes to make in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 23 (C) of Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (Central Act 67 of 1957) is hereby published for the information of persons likely to be affected thereby and notice is he

With the mineral-bearing states and their citizens not getting the rightful share, only value adders deserve concessions for mining
IT IS time Centre woke up to the reality of enacting laws that benefit and add value to the lives of people who at present suffer glaring inequalities despite living in mineral-rich areas of our country.

What lies at the root of Left-wing extremism in vast for

The Mines Department has asked former Pernem legislator and Nationalist Congress Party leader Jitendra Deshprabhu to pay a fine of Rs 1.72 crore for illegally extracting iron ore at Corgao village in the taluka.
Senior officials said that the department after inspection in survey number 299/0 of Corgao village, had found that the work of loading mineral ore in trucks was being done during night

The moratorium on the further mining leases and renewals is expected to continue for a longer time as the state government is till waiting for redrafting of Mines and Minerals Development and Regulation Act (India) (MMRD) by centre.
Goa Environment Protection Council, which met at Raj Bhavan today, was told by the State government that the mining policy could be finalised only after centre redraf