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With misclassification of different grades of minerals by mining leaseholders found to be at the root of illegal mining, the Union mines ministry has tightened the procedure to be followed by states for grading and determining the average sale price (ASP) of iron ore and other major minerals.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of News item titled “Despite National Green Tribunal Ban, illegal sand mining is going on in Jharkhand” appearing in Prabhat Khabar dated 08.09.2023 dated 26/09/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of In Re: News report Dated 24th September 2023 Dainik Bhaskar Bhopal Edition, Reported by Sh. Manish Kushwah with regard to illegal mining, District Vidisha Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh dated 25/09/2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal In re: News item titled “MLA apprised of losses due to illegal mining in Doon Assembly segment” appearing in Dainik Tribune dated 08.09.2023.” dated 25/09/2023.

In a recent development, the Ministry of Mines has introduced significant amendments to the Atomic Minerals Concession Rules, 2016. These amendments, effective upon their publication in the Official Gazette, impact mining activities related to atomic minerals and rare earth elements (REE).

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sumanta Ghosh Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 20/09/2023.

Joint Committee report in Original Application No 607 of 2018 in Vinod Kumar Jangra Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 18/09/2023.

The matter related to the operation of stone crushers in the district of Charkhi Dadri and Bhadra.

The state government notified the policy for regulating iron ore dump handling in the state of Goa, 2023, as a step towards mining of iron ore dumps and earning revenue. The policy allows the directorate of mines and geology (DMG) to auction all existing dumps created from mining activities as on date.

At least 177 land and environmental defenders around the world were killed last year, taking the total number of defenders killed between 2012 and 2022 to 1,910, according to this new report by Global Witness.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Puran Singh Vs Vinod Kaushal dated 12/09/2023.