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In FY13, the Daitari mines had recorded production of 703,440 tonnes of ore

With the forest department taking a grim view on Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) carrying out mining activities without forest clearance, the state-controlled miner's Daitari iron ore mines might soon close down.

Korean steelmaker says the original size of the plant will remain unchanged

An expert panel has recommended renewal of environment clearance for Posco’s proposed steel project in Odisha, raising hopes that the Korean company will be able to start work on its much-delayed plant.

Forest diversion cases apply to 55 out of 59 working mines in state; these 55 lessees have achieved only partial diversion of their leasehold area

Renewal of mining leases in Odisha is now fraught with a tough challenge following issue of new guidelines by Union ministry of environment & forests (MoEF), making it compulsory for miners to obtain full forest diversion.

In its April 18 order, SC had directed the Odisha govt to conduct Gram Sabhas at Niyamgiri within three months to seek the mandate of the locals

The Odisha government today said it would seek six more weeks from the Supreme Court (SC) to conduct Gram Sabhas to decide the fate of bauxite mining at the ecologically sensitive Niyamgiri hills.

Directions under Section 12 of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006 (in short Forest Rights Act) to comply to the Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement dated 18th April, 2013 in W.P (Civil) No.

Korean Steel major Posco has moved a step closer to start work on the much-delayed $12-billion steel project in Orissa with the Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC) likely to give it the assurance to supply full quantity of iron ore for the plant under a negotiated price if the Supreme Court order on the linked mines goes against the company.

Sources in the know said the state government has indicated that this option (iron ore at a cheaper negotiated price) could be worked out. The detailed discussions between the companies and government officials are expected to start soon.

Supreme Court has continued a ban on bauxite mining in the Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha considered sacred by tribals. Read text of this order dated 18 April 2013