The commission during its recent visit to the state from October 3-11 scrutinised records of 81 mines out of a total of 186 mining leases

The Justice M B Shah Commission of enquiry which is set to visit Odisha for the third time from October 31 will take up field verification of select mines in Koira sector in Sundergarh district. “During its last visit, the Shah Commission had confined its probe to checking file records of all iron ore and manganese ore lessees. This time, they have communicated to us regarding their plan to visit a few mines in Koira circle. The probe panel will take up field verification during October 31-November 3,” said a senior steel & mines department official.

Global metals & mining major Rio Tinto said it was not keen on exporting iron ore to be produced from its proposed mining project in Odisha, maintaining that its priority was to cater to raw ma

Bhubaneswar: Though state-owned Odisha Mining Corporation has rejected a 17-year-old joint venture with Rio Tinto terming as not being lucrative, the Australian mining major is keen to revive the R

Another Vedanta Group firm courts trouble in Odisha

After Vedanta Aluminium Ltd (VAL), a subsidiary of London listed Vedanta Resources Plc, was forced to shut its aluminium refinery in Odisha recently for want of bauxite, another group firm- Sterlite Iron & Steel Company has got a jolt. Since the land to be acquired for the steel project to be executed by the company falls under ayacut area, the state government is all set to withdraw notification already issued for takeover of private land totaling to 1,805.85 acres. The land was to be acquired in seven villages at Polasponga, the site of the project in Keonjhar district.

BHUBANESWAR: Even as the Justice MB Saha Commission is investigating the illegal mining activities, the Ministry of Coal has asked the State Government to submit a report on the action taken to cur

Bhubaneswar: As per the directive of the Centre, a six-member team of Justice M B Shah Commission would arrive in the state on Wednesday to probe into large scale illegal mining of iron and mangane

Bhubaneswar: Taking forward its plans to industrialise the state, the Odisha government today approved investments worth Rs 26,076 crore in different sectors including that of aluminium major Nalco

BHUBANESWAR: In a bid to give a boost to the pace of industrialisation in the State, the High Level Clearance Authority (HLCA), headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Tuesday approved investme

Amid widespread anticipation that the Inter Ministerial Group (IMG) might recommend cancellation of more coal block allotments after naming four such distributions last week, the promoters of Navabharat power project and sources in Odisha government said there is uncertainty over the 2,250 MW power project of the company in the state.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against Navabharat Power Private Ltd for selling the company to Essar Power Ltd in an irregular manner after getting coal allocation in Rampia and Dip side of Rampia blocks in western Odisha.

Apprehensive that opposition by a small faction could derail or at least delay the 3,200 Mega Watt (MW) Super Thermal Power Plant (STPP) of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), affected villa