Government has sent out 146 notices to leading iron and steel makers which were allegedly involved into illegal mining.

Government has sent out 146 notices to leading iron and steel makers which were allegedly involved into illegal mining

Shah Commission says Rs 60K cr lost to illegal mining in Odisha
Minerals worth about Rs 60,000 crore were illegally mined in Odisha during 2008-2011, Justice MB Shah Commission of Inquiry said in its report tabled in Parliament today.

About 200 people from Sundargarh's Chelatoka and Fuljhor gram panchayats staged a protest in front of sarpanch office on Tuesday against the state government proposed move to recommend Khandadhar m

If the value of the iron ore and manganese mined in Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts for one year is given to the tribal families of the two Orissa districts, each of the tribals would be richer b

The first phase of Posco India’s much-delayed $12-billion steel project at Paradip in Orissa, in which capacity for 4 million tonnes will be commissioned, would be completed by 2018, reports Dilip

Approvals come ahead of South Korean president Park Geun-hye’s visit to India

Odisha chief minister Na veen Patnaik has cleared the way for Posco to prospect the Khandadhar region, which has an estimated iron-ore reserve of 200 million tonnes, days after the central government removed a major hurdle faced by the South Korean major.

Decides to separate captive mining from 57 mn tonne cap

The state government has decided to exclude iron ore produced from mines owned by steel makers from its 57 million tonne annual iron ore cap imposed in Joda and Koira mining circle, in order to boost production by nearly 15 million tonne a year.

The Odisha Integrated Power Ltd (OIPL), a fully owned subsidiary of Power Finance Corporation (PFC) is in the process of preparing the draft power purchase agreement (PPA) for the first ultra mega

Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Angul and Koraput see maximum diversion

As many as 18077.329 hectares (ha) of forest land have been diverted for mining activities in the state till June 2013. “About 52040.805 ha of different types of forest land are leased out in the mining areas. On approval of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest, about 18077.329 hectares of forest land are diverted in accordance with the Forest Conservation Act, 1980,” state Forest and Environment Minister, Bijayshree Routray said in a written reply to the state assembly.

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