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New technologies related to digitization, big data, and automation are transforming the the global mining sector in many ways. This report presents policy options to promote good governance as the industry evolves. The large-scale mining sector is on the cusp of a major transition.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sukanti Pradhan & Others Vs District Collector, Dhenkanal & Others dated 13/09/2021.

The matter related to illegal mining by Chinmay Kumar Nayak and operation of illegal stone crushers by Kunal Structure (I) Pvt. Ltd. at Jhilli Mouza in Dhenkanal district, Odisha.

The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 regulates the mining sector in India and mandates the requirement for granting leases for mining operations. Prior to 2015, grant of mineral resources was through ‘first come first serve’ method.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Devidas Khatri Vs Union of India & Others dated 19/08/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sainik Food Pvt. Ltd. Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 17/08/2021.

The matter related to illegal mining activities going on in water channels/submerged area of Narmada river in gram Chipaner, district Sehore, Madhya Pradesh. Heavy machines and suction pumps are being used causing salinity intrusion into the rivers, damaging riverine ecoystems and severely affecting the ecological equilibrium of the river.

In addition to export earnings, African countries aspire to derive greater economic value from their mineral resources. One of the most assured ways is through linkage development.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Alok Malik & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 16/08/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Voice of Democracy Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 11/08/2021.

The matter related to illegal operation of stone crusher and illegal stone mining, near a school, a primary health centre, an anganwadi and habitation in village Bankuaiya, tehsil Huzoor, district Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, resulting in pollution affecting public health.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Debasish Das Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 10/08/2021.

The matter related to illegal sand mining in Paschim Bardhaman.

The Ministry of Coal on August 6, 2021 has issued Draft Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Mineral Concession Rules, 1960.

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