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Tribals in Turia(Jeypore, Orissa) are risking their lives undertaking illegal mining of gemstones for smugglers. With the state Government indifferent to the region's potential, the smuglers have a

UK government plans to tighten planning controls on open cast coal extraction received a guarded welcome from environmentalists and the mining industry. Both parties said the outcome would depend

The Gujarat state mines and minerals department wants two major and several minor projects to be cleared by the forest department with a view to digging scarce metals and earn revenue for Gujarat.

At Kantuta gold mine and of Bolivia's other 540 mining co-operatives emphasis is now being laid on environment and health. In late September, the Kantuta co-operative inaugurated several thousand

The Delhi High Court recently upheld the government's decision to transfer some iron ore mines at Bailadila in Madhya Pradesh to Nippon Denro Ispat and dismissed a petition challenging the transfer.

Dented by the Congo rebellion, renewed fighting in Angola, failed privatisation plans in Zambia and slumping metal prices, mining investors are singing the blues. Long-term prospects are not so

GOA's forest department recently organised a workshop to discuss its research priorities, and debated in detail the location and preservation of natural reserves. "Problems of the ill-effects of

Pernon Indians and environmentalists are battling against mining companies and government officials who want to exploit the gold-rich deposits in Venezuela's Imataca rain forest reserve. The latter

The current attitude of BCCL, according to Jharia Bachao Abhiyan Samiti, is contrary to its declared Rs 10,000 crore rehabilitation plan which it had proudiy announced in 1984. Sources within the

The new procedure adopted by the Union Environment and Forest Mininstry for issuing envrionmental clearance to the renewal of mining lease is making expansion of mining projects in the country