Green nod crucial to ensure iron ore supply

SAIL may face iron ore shortage, if the country’s largest steel producer cannot resume production by January, at its 2.4 million tonnes a year Durgaiburu mine in Jharkhand. It is the oldest and largest mechanised (1,443 hectare) mine of the Gua complex in West Singhbum district. It was set for four-fold capacity expansion but remains closed for the past 17 months in the absence of environmental clearance.

The State animal of Jharkhand, the elephant, has become a displaced creature in its own home, courtesy vanishing corridors, growing urbanisation and illegal mining.

Ranchi, Aug. 17: Jharkhand is set to hop on to the organic farming bandwagon this financial year.

Kolkata Steel maker SAIL has decided to outsource development of two huge virgin iron ore mines at Rowghat in Chhattisgarh and Chiria in Jharkhand, a company official has said.

‘‘Rowghat—which will have a capacity of 14 million tonne per annum and Chiria— 15 mt are crucial for SAIL’s capacity expansion,’’ Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) director (raw materials & logistics) AK Pandey told PTI here. ‘‘We have decided to develop these two mines through mine developer-cum-operators. We hope to get a good response in this route being tried for the first time by the company,’’ he said.

Ranchi, July 24: The Saranda villagers’ wish of getting piped water and toilets at their houses may actually get fulfilled.

The multinational iron ore producer and exporter – Sesa Goa Limited has recently approached the state industry department for renewal of its MoU that was signed in 2003-04 and cancelled recently. Industry department source said the company has submitted a representation to this effect to state’s director of industries.

Jharkhand government had signed 75 MoUs for steel sector during last eight years, among them Sesa Goa was the 27th companies whose agreements were cancelled as the companies were delaying in implementing the terms and conditions of the MoUs.

Outrage has given way to expectancy in West Singhbhum, Jharkhand, where people are now waiting for the benefits that will come to them from a multipurpose project on the Subarnarekha, a venture tha

Ranchi, April 24: Reclaimed from Maoists, the natural reserves of Saranda are up against unscrupulous adversaries.

In a blow to SAIL’s efforts for raw material security, a high level committee of the Union environment ministry has refused to accord green clearances for the steel major’s three key iron ore mines

A pair of elephant tusks, weighing approximately 32kg, were recovered late last night from Dalma sanctuary with the help of a sniffer dog and forest officials believe they have scuttled an attempt