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Secretariat march today

Protesting against the new Supreme Court directive asking small and medium crusher and quarry owners to secure NOCs from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests for their operations, the Kerala Crusher and Quarry Owners Association coordination committee will hold a Secretariat march on Thursday, association officer-bearers have said.

Even as the Reliance Energy Limited (REL)-managed distribution companies have been flouting all the agreements, silence of the State Government has baffled many.

The state steel and mines department has circulated a new guideline for second and subsequent renewal of iron ore, manganese, chromite and bauxite mines in the state.

While framing the guideline, the department has invoked a 1996 judgement of the Supreme Court which ruled that second and subsequent renewals cannot be claimed by lessees as a matter of right.

Union tribal affairs and panchayati raj minister V Kishore Chandra Deo says his ministry will take a closer look at mineral resource projects, bauxite, iron ore or any other mineral, in areas where

Order of the National Green Tribunal on on Kshitija Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. & Anr.vs Union of India & Ors. dated 03/10/2012.

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) today said its joint venture agreement with Delhi-based Sainik Mining and Allied Services Ltd (SMASL) has been cancelled.

Supreme Court order dated 28/09/2012 regarding mining leases in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Verdict of 2010 related to applications for leases

The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on maintainability of a host of petitions filed by the Union and Karnataka governments, as well as mining companies seeking review of a 2010 apex court verdict. The verdict had directed the Karnataka government to consider afresh within four months the applications of companies vying for lease of iron ore mines in the Kumaraswamy range.

Nearly 12 mines have to get various statutory approvals, including reclamation plan

The Supreme Court has given a nod to 18 iron ore mines to resume operations in Karnataka, but only one of them fulfills the conditions required to start the operations. As many as 12 mines have to get various statutory approvals, including rehabilitation and reclamation plan, forest and environment clearances and permission from the Departments of Mines at the State and the Centre. The process could take at least a month and in some cases one year, depending on the licences required to resume mining.

The Chhattisgarh High Court on Tuesday quashed the proceedings conducted by the state government for acquiring land for four big companies investing in the state's power sector.