The Centre on Wednesday clarified to the state government that the January 12 ordinance on mines has not taken away its pre-recommendation rights to examine the eligibility of any application for l

State, Centre differ over clause of lease renewal

The State government has urged the Centre to despatch an expert committee to study mining of ore and other mineral deposits before formulating rules for allocating iron ore mines through the auctio

President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday approved the much-awaited ordinance for auction of iron ore and other minerals, which will help the government bring in a system of competitive bidding for mine

Assocham-Yes Bank study asks government to take progressive policy initiatives

Employees are seen at the Bedara Bhommanahalli (BBH) iron ore mines at Chitradurga in Karnataka

The ministry of mines has dropped a proposal to restrict initial search for mineralisation done under reconnaissance permits. The ministry is finalising amendments to the mining law.

Union Ministry of Mines and Steel has proposed to create a District Mineral Foundation (DMF) in every district affected by mining, which will be funded by an additional levy related to royalty.

The Centre has asked States to immediately furnish details of cases of illegal sand mining, including the action taken in the last three years to stop the menace.

Under current laws, a company cannot sell mines but only transfer leases when it is acquired by another firm

The National Green Tribunal today sought a response from the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government on a plea seeking directions to prevent pollution and contamination of water in rivers of Western UP