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Mara — Three artisanal miners are believed to have died in a gold pit at the Buhemba mining area in Butiama District of Mara Re gion, the police force in Mara Region confirmed on Monday afternoon.

The Mines Ministry has decided to impose a penalty of up to Rs.500,000 on those who violate provisions of Mineral Conservation and Development Rules 2017. The ministry has notified the new rules which will be supersede Mineral Conservation and Development Rules 1988. It had a provision of fine of Rs.50,000, or imprisonment up to two years.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Udaya Suvarna & Others Vs Deputy Commissioner/ Chairman District Sand Monitoring Committee, Manipal, Udupi dated 27/02/2017 regarding extraction of sand from the rivers of Udupi District, Karnataka.

NGT directs that sand cannot be permitted to be extracted from the rivers of Udupi District.

Hyderabad: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday issued notices to the Centre, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra governments besides KG Basin authorties on a plea against illegal sa

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Syed Arshad Nasar Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/02/2017 regarding stone mining and stone crusher units in Rajmahal Hills in Sahebganj district of Jharkhand.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Dr. Sarvabhoum Bagali (State of Karnataka) dated 23/02/2017 regarding illegal and unauthorized mining in the middle of Bhima river, Kurugodu and Chinchapur Village, District Sholapur, Maharashtra.

NGT appoints Chetan Nagare as Local Commissioner who shall visit the sites of Kurugodu and Chinchapur, Village, District Sholapur immediately and report to the Tribunal the position of mechanical suction mining being carried on in the said river at these places.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of S. Nandagopal & Others Vs State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority- Tamil Nadu dated 21/02/2017 regarding mining operations being carried out without Environmental Clearance (EC), Salem District, Tamil Nadu.

This study focuses on the local and regional impact of large-scale gold mining in Africa in the context of a mineral boom in the region since 2000. It contributes to filling a gap in the literature on the welfare effects of mineral resources, which, until now, has concentrated more on the national or macroeconomic impacts.

JOHANNESBURG – Harmony Gold reported on Monday that one of its employees was fatally injured in a fall of ground incident at Bambanani mine in Welkom, in the Free State, on Friday.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Tilok Ram Vs State of Rajasthan dated 20/02/2017 regarding illegal mining in the catchment area of the Sardar Samand Lake in Distric Pali, Rajasthan.