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India's environment ministry has found that state-controlled Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL) expanded a steel plant without its approval, according to a government letter seen by Reuters.

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, and NTPC have decided in-principle to form a joint venture to set up a Greenfield coal-fired power plant.

VISAKHAPATNAM: Two years after a major blast left 19 dead at state-run Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd's Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, two engineers were killed in the container laboratory of the same Steel

New Delhi : A high-level panel of the union environment ministry will over the next two days consider clearances for a clutch of projects entailing an investment of about Rs 80,000 crore.

Two days after Cyclone Phailin made landfall, Chhatrapur, the district headquarters of Ganjam, struggled without electricity or water supply.

NMDC is setting up a 1.8-million-tonne-per-annum (mtpa) beneficiation plant and a 1.2-mtpa pellet plant at an investment of Rs 650 crore

KIOCL, a steel ministry undertaking facing severe shortage of iron ore for its pellet plant in Mangalore, is planning to partner public sector mining giant NMDC for a pellet plant in Karnataka.

The Andhra Pradesh government today sought to put at the rest the political controversy over the Bayyaram mines issue, saying there was no proposal to divert iron ore to the Visakhapatnam Steel Pla

To facilitate execution of VSP's expansion programme, the state govt had also agreed to allot iron ore mines

Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP), belonging to Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), has embarked upon a massive expansion plan involving an investment of Rs 42,400 crore. To facilitate execution of VSP's expansion programme, the state government had also agreed to allot iron ore mines. Both RINL and the state government had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to this effect.

PANJIM: The Union Ministry of Mines dropped a bombshell Friday, by shooting a copy of the letter addressed to Orissa government to all State governments which says that basic Central government permissions were needed before renewal of mining leases and permissions from the Indian Bureau of Mines and assessment of amount of mineral left in the lease, feasibility and other such criteria need to be adhered to.

The two-page directions received by State Directorate of Mines come on the heels of the communiqué from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests stating that leases cannot be renewed in case any part of the mining lease comes within forest areas and for which forest clearance has to be obtained.

The steel ministry has called for the auctioning of all unused coking coal mines in the country to steel makers in view of the paucity of the fuel, triggering sharp reactions from Coal India Ltd.

In its revised draft National Steel Policy 2012, the steel ministry has proposed that Bharat Coking Coal Ltd, which is the custodian and operator of coking coal mines, should be de-merged from parent firm CIL and its idle mines should be offered to home-grown integrated steel plants for commercial exploitation, with suitable terms and conditions.