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Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that besides decentralisation and simplification in the mining sector in Madhya Pradesh, transparent arrangements have also been ensured.

M/s Sintex Power Limited (SPL) proposes to set up 1720 MW (2x660 MW coal based + 1x400 MW Gas based) Power Plant near Lunsapur, Mithapur and Kagvadar villages, taluka Jafrabad, district Amreli, Gujarat.

On August 30, relay hunger strikes by villagers against a proposed 2,640MW coal-fired thermal power plant at Sompeta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh would touch the 1,000-day mark.

Ministry of Environment and Forests has issued this notification on reconstitution of the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) in the Industry sector for Environmental Impact Assessment and evaluation of projects received by the Ministry for grant of environmental clearance.

Private companies such as Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd, Usha Martin, Castron Mining Ltd and Jayaswal Neco Industries Ltd told the inter-ministerial group (IMG) that they were not able to mine coal f

JAIPUR: The state government is again in the dock for allowing mining of bajri (riverbed sand) allegedly in violation of SC directives. On the basis of a public interest litigation filed in this regard, the Rajasthan High Court has sought a clarification from the government and its mining department within seven days.

An NGO, Nature Club of Rajasthan, has accused the government of continuing with the old system of bajri mining even though the rules governing sand quarries have been amended in accordance with the SC guidelines. It is alleged that the mining department's notification of June 21 this year has neutralized the amended rules in favour of the illegal bajri miners.

Most blame wait to get green nod, land Jindal Steel might present case today

On the first day of the three-day interaction of the high-level inter ministerial group (IMG) on coal block development, 10 companies on Thursday presented their cases to the panel, justifying their delay in production. These companies are among the 58 issued show-cause notices by the government, threatening cancellation of allocations. Those making a presentation included Monnet Ispat & Energy, Usha Martin, Jayaswal Neco, Electrosteel Casting and Neelachal Iron & Steel

PANJIM: Even as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar threw down a gauntlet to Indian Bureau of Mines to close mines in Goa, Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) officials began inspection of mining leases in Goa, on Wednesday, ahead of Minister Jayanti Natarajan’s visit to the state next week.

Sources stated that eight officials, four from MoEF and four from Central Pollution Control Board are down in Ponda and have begun inspection of mines to verify whether mining dumps are being handled by mining lease holders without obtaining environment clearances (ECs).

PANJIM: Tightening the screws on illegal mining operations, Union Ministry for Environment and Forest (MoEF) has ordered an inspection to ascertain whether dumps mining is taking place in Goa without obtaining environment clearances (ECs), in the wake of complaints that dump handling activity is being carried out without obtaining ECs.

Goa Foundation and environmentalist Ramesh Gawas had lodged two different complaints with Directorate of Mines and Geology and Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) stating that Sesa Goa is involved in handling of dumps at its mining sites at Sankhalim and Sattari.

PANJIM: In a little noticed move, the addition of just two paragraphs in The Indian Stamp Goa Amendment Act 2012 ~ moved as an amendment on the last day of the recently ended Monsoon Session of the