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The Delhi High Court today upheld the transfer of a portion of the Bailadila mines (11-B) to a private party -- the Bailadila Mineral Development Company Limited in which the Mittal group holds 89%

Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd. (MCL), one of the beneficiary subsidiaries of Coal India Ltd. of the World Bank loan, has to take up an environment and social mitigation plan (ESMP) in right earnest for the

After a delay of over a year, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MEF) has given its nod to five mining projects in Rajasthan involving diversion of a total of 1503.42 hectares of forest land.

The Minister of State for Home, Mr. R. Roshan Baig, ruled out the opening of quarries in the Kollegal and adjoining areas in Karnataka as gelatine sticks and other explosives, likely to be used,

The Kullu valley faces serious ecological degradation because of large-scale, unscientific and illegal mining and quarrying. Despite the deployment of field guards to check this by the Department of

Encouraged by the successful application of geotextiles in rehabilitation of mine-spoil areas of Dehra Dun, the Himachal Pollution Control Board has launched a pilot project for the treatment of hill

The cabinet in Thailand approved an Agriculture Ministry proposal yesterday to allow mining on seven plots in a national park and forest reserves for 10 years. In granting its approval, the cabinet

Significant gold deposits have been discovered in the Singhbhum region of Bihar by the Geological Survey of India (GSI), according to the Deputy Director General (operations), eastern region, Mr. R.

Tensions are rising in Venezuela's Amazon rain forests, where Indians and environmentalists are clashing with mining companies and government officials who want to exploit some of the richest gold

The government is on the verge of a further dose of the liberalisation in the mining sector, with Union Minister for Mines Naveen Patnaik clearing a reform package, which includes deletion of

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