The Planning Commission constituted a Working Group on Mineral Exploration and Development (other than coal and lignite) in the context of formulation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) , for over all development of mining sector keeping in view of future requirement of sector, under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Mines, Governm

Industry chambers led by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and FICCI on Friday sought a review of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2011 approved by the Union Cabinet stating that the industry was concerned on royalty, profit sharing and the methodology of providing assistance to project-affected persons.

Peru’s government is to wring an extra $1.1bn of taxes from the country’s mining sector, making the Andean country the latest resource-rich nation to demand a greater share of the commodities boom.

The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave the Tamil Nadu Government a week's time to submit its comments on the environment impact study by an institute on the Sterlite Industries' plant in Tamil Nadu.

These regulations may be called the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, toxins and Residues)
Regulations, 2011.

Although the toxic effects of metals, such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury, have been well established for higher level exposures, the demonstration of population-wide harmful effects at lower concentrations has been more difficult. One possible reason for this is that at comparatively lower levels of exposure, only some people are at risk. Whitfield et al. (p.

Exemplary agricultural research supported by good government policies has ensured food security in India. It is the right time to focus on micronutrient malnutrition in the country. Recently, Zn deficiency in diet especially of young children below 5 years of age has received global attention.

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L Pugazhenthy calls for encouraging more and more eco-friendly zinc recycling units to promote clean operations as lot of zinc wastes are being generated today.

A day after dropping its pursuit of rival Anglo American PLC, mining giant Xstrata PLC will turn its focus toward projects it already has in the pipeline, rather than seek new acquisitions, its chief executive said in an interview.