The ad-hoc committee on mines has flayed the three departments

Priyadarshi Siddhanta

Arguing that the current practice of granting mining leases on a first-come-first-serve basis is complicated, cumbersome and impedes value-addition, the Steel Ministry today made out a case for devising a new formula in the new version of the MMDR Act being drafted by the Mines Ministry to ensure captive mines to the

This act is for the scientific development of mines and minerals under the control of the Union and the regulation of activities connected therewith. It extends to the whole of India.

THE government proposes to operationalise the much-awaited National Mineral Policy early next year. Union minister for mines BK Handique on Monday said that the amendments to Mines and Minerals (development and regulation) Act, 1957 (MMDR Act) will be introduced in Parliament by the winter session.

They can arrest and prosecute offenders who are plundering natural wealth
THE State government has authorised the district police officers and police personnel not below the rank of inspector of police to make complaints in writing to the court of competent jurisdiction for any offence related to illicit quarrying.

The Supreme Court judgement ordering suspension of all mining activities in the 448 sq. km. area of the Aravalli Hill range falling in Haryana's districts of Faridabad and Gurgaon including Mewat.

Directs police to register a fresh case under Mines and Minerals Act, 1957

Staff Reporter

LUCKNOW: Taking serious note of illegal mining along river with the help of heavy machines in Uttar Pradesh, the high court on Friday constituted a probe committee to be presided by the Geological Survey of India. The court has directed the committee to submit its report in a sealed cover to the court by May 10.

THE impact of the global recession in terms of the slump in India

One of the functions of the Standing Committee on Coal and