Don’t blame just the industry for the country’s mineral production falling 2.5% in April-September, dragging down the overall industrial output and GDP.

The Forest department has booked 57 mining companies, including the State-owned Mysore Minerals Limited (MML) and National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC), for carrying out mining operations

Under new method, ministry is ranking companies on different parameters

Amid allegations of irregularity in coal block allocations, the coal ministry is being extremely cautious in the case of new allocations. Under a new method, the ministry is ranking companies on half a dozen parameters, before selecting the most suitable applicant.

Decks have been cleared for India’s first 12-million tonne ultra mega steel plant (UMSP).

State-run mining major NMDC, which has been named the nodal agency for the project by the Prime Minister-led National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC), has started the process of acquiring land for the steel plant in Karnataka and plans to invite bids from companies wanting to set up the UMSP.

Commission’s term ends on October 16, Ministry denies it third extension

The Centre is not extending the tenure of the Justice M.B. Shah Commission, inquiring into illegal mining in seven States. With its tenure ending on October 16, the one-man panel will have to wind up within two weeks, without a thorough probe into irregularities in one of the severely mined States, Chhattisgarh, a source in the Commission informed The Hindu .

Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh has hit out at state-run miner NMDC for allegedly “ignoring” the needs of the tribals in the state’s naxal-hit Bastar district by denying them promised emplo

Bangalore: Call it an irony or simply the absurd ways of our political system.

Petition challenges concessions given to mining giants by Chhattisgarh government

July has been a bitter month for the mining tycoons of the country. In the first week, the CBI pulled up JSPL (Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.) chief Naveen Jindal, who allegedly misrepresented facts in the coal blocks allocation scam, while the Dongria Kondhs, a primitive hill tribe, came together to obstruct a mega project of Vedanta Alumina in southern Orissa.

On January 2, 1989 J&K Government sanctioned mining rights for 20 years in favour of National Mineral Development Corporation for mining of Magnesite and Dolomite in Trikuta Hills near the Shri

vice president of Federation of India Mineral Industries (FIMI), said.

As per the SC order, Rehabilitation and Reclamation (R&R) plans have to be approved by the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) for resumption of mining. But even in mines where R&R plan has been implemented, things are not moving.