Supreme Court has ruled that States and Union Territories can now grant leases for mining minor minerals in less than 5 hectares or renew them only after prior approval from the MoEF.

State governments need to “harmonise” regulations governing granite and stone quarrying, which would result in a regulatory system that was “transparent and fosters competition,” said Vishwapati Trivedi, Secretary, Ministry of Mines, on Wednesday.

Speaking at the inaugural session of Stona 2012, the international granite and stone fair organised by the All-India Granites and Stone Association, Mr. Trivedi observed that the application of the Granite Conservation and Development Rules, 1999,

Officials fail to act despite orders from the Forest Minister

A Tamil Nadu company has allegedly been quarrying on an encroached government land at the tiger reserve near Biligirirangana Temple Wildlife Sanctuary (BRTWLS) near Huthuri village in Hanur of Kollegal taluk.

To enable govt to identify safer zones for relocating units

ADMINISTRATION THREATENS TO SEAL UNITS IF OWNERS FAIL TO PRODUCE POLLUTION DOCUMENTS, TRIBAL BODY STICKS TO STAND

Frenzied quarrying destroys livelihoods and environment in Karimnagar.

IN NOVEMBER last year, the Supreme Court directed the Gujarat government to pay Rs 3 lakh each as compensation to the families of 238 tribal migrant workers from Madhya Pradesh who died of silicosi

The Bill aims at preventing environment pollution

The State Cabinet on Thursday decided to recommend to Governor H R Bhardwaj to promulgate an ordinance for the regulation of stone-crushing in the State.

He was on fast for 114 days seeking ban on quarrying
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Jaipur: Despite the state government and Rajasthan High Court prohibiting any blockage or obstruction of a natural water channel in the state, the government itself is accused of violating the norms by allotting a marble slurry dumping site in the water channel of a valley near the under-construction Chitrakoot Nagar International Cricket Stadium in Udaipur.
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