• Centre proposes more power for states to grant environmental clearance
    • Centre proposes more power for states to grant environmental clearance
    • Centre proposes more power for states to grant environmental clearance

      The draft notification, which is in public domain, now puts more mining projects under the ambit of State Environmental Impact Assessment Authorities

      READ MORE 27 Dec 2017
    • Centre asks mining companies to contribute to Swachh Bharat Mission projects
    • Centre asks mining companies to contribute to Swachh Bharat Mission projects
    • Centre asks mining companies to contribute to Swachh Bharat Mission projects

      With CSR investments likely to boost funding for SBM projects, the DMF must now be used only to address other pressing issues in mining-affected areas

      READ MORE 22 Dec 2017
    • Trump to shrink two national monuments in Utah to allow drilling, mining
    • Trump to shrink two national monuments in Utah to allow drilling, mining
    • Trump to shrink two national monuments in Utah to allow drilling, mining

      Despite raging protests, the US President will announce his decision in Utah today

      READ MORE 04 Dec 2017
    • Supreme Court gives breather to mining companies, clarifies on DMF payment
    • Supreme Court gives breather to mining companies, clarifies on DMF payment
    • Supreme Court gives breather to mining companies, clarifies on DMF payment

      This has come in response to a petition filed by the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries

      READ MORE 28 Oct 2017
    • District Mineral Foundation has over Rs 11,000 crore to invest in mining-affected districts
    • District Mineral Foundation has over Rs 11,000 crore to invest in mining-affected districts
    • District Mineral Foundation has over Rs 11,000 crore to invest in mining-affected districts

      However, funds are yet to be sanctioned for development programmes in most districts

      READ MORE 26 Oct 2017
    • How will India address illegal sand mining without any data?
    • How will India address illegal sand mining without any data?
    • How will India address illegal sand mining without any data?

      New laws to regulate sand mining have not had much impact

      READ MORE 25 Sep 2017
    • Goan village residents fight for sustainable mining rights
    • Goan village residents fight for sustainable mining rights
    • Goan village residents fight for sustainable mining rights

      Residents of Caurem, a tribal village, have always been at the forefront of anti-mining demonstrations. Now, they have formed a society …

      READ MORE 12 Sep 2017
    • Centre starts reviewing National Mineral Policy following Supreme Court directions
    • Centre starts reviewing National Mineral Policy following Supreme Court directions
    • Centre starts reviewing National Mineral Policy following Supreme Court directions

      The apex court directed revision of the policy for better mining practices and regulation  

      READ MORE 10 Sep 2017
    • Supreme Court fines illegal miners in Odisha, directs fund to be used for tribal benefit in mining districts
    • Supreme Court fines illegal miners in Odisha, directs fund to be used for tribal benefit in mining districts
    • Supreme Court fines illegal miners in Odisha, directs fund to be used for tribal benefit in mining districts

      Also directs Centre to revise National Mineral Policy to regulate mining effectively

      READ MORE 02 Aug 2017
    • India's search for uranium could displace 4,000 in 13 tribal villages of Madhya Pradesh
    • India's search for uranium could displace 4,000 in 13 tribal villages of Madhya Pradesh
    • India's search for uranium could displace 4,000 in 13 tribal villages of Madhya Pradesh

      Like Madhya Pradesh, Telangana is also witnessing tribal protests against uranium exploration

      READ MORE 18 Jul 2017
    • Quarrying suspended in Navi Mumbai’s Parsik Hill as authorities review mining lease
    • Quarrying suspended in Navi Mumbai’s Parsik Hill as authorities review mining lease
    • Quarrying suspended in Navi Mumbai’s Parsik Hill as authorities review mining lease

      Residents and civil society want an end to the quarrying with air pollution levels rising to hundred times the acceptable levels

      READ MORE 28 Jun 2017
    • The last line of defence: Indigenous rights and Adani's land deal
    • The last line of defence: Indigenous rights and Adani's land deal
    • The last line of defence: Indigenous rights and Adani's land deal

      An Indigenous group is bringing legal action against Adani, which may create a roadblock to building infrastructure around Carmichael coal mine

      READ MORE 20 Jun 2017
    • Poor despite Rs 5,800 crore
    • Poor despite Rs 5,800 crore
    • Poor despite Rs 5,800 crore

      Plan and plan well is the message from the first independent evaluation of India's ambitious resource-sharing plan for mining districts

      READ MORE 16 Jun 2017
    • Who will pay for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine project?
    • Who will pay for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine project?
    • Who will pay for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine project?

      While the mining firm has given a green light to the Carmichael project, essential loan for its realisation has not been secured

      READ MORE 13 Jun 2017
    • Around the world, environmental laws are under attack in all sorts of ways
    • Around the world, environmental laws are under attack in all sorts of ways
    • Around the world, environmental laws are under attack in all sorts of ways

      Essential environmental safeguards are being conveniently downsized, diminished, ignored or swept under the carpet all over the world

      READ MORE 31 May 2017
    • Home is where mines are
    • Home is where mines are
    • Home is where mines are

      Displaced Baiga tribals are returning to the forests taken over for mining by Reliance in Madhya Pradesh. They say they were short-changed by the …

      READ MORE 08 Mar 2017
    • Coal comfort: Pacific islands on collision course with Australia over emissions
    • Coal comfort: Pacific islands on collision course with Australia over emissions
    • Coal comfort: Pacific islands on collision course with Australia over emissions

      As Australia looks to expand the coal industry at home, it's also ramping up regional diplomacy aimed at avoiding condemnation by those at the …

      READ MORE 02 Mar 2017
    • Won’t grant NOCs to uranium mining projects in Meghalaya: Khasi District Council
    • Won’t grant NOCs to uranium mining projects in Meghalaya: Khasi District Council
    • Won’t grant NOCs to uranium mining projects in Meghalaya: Khasi District Council

      After the Centre reiterated its move to open up uranium mining in the state, the highest council of the Khasi community says it will not grant an NOC

      READ MORE 20 Feb 2017
    • Philippine green minister stands by her decision to shut mines
    • Philippine green minister stands by her decision to shut mines
    • Philippine green minister stands by her decision to shut mines

      On February 2, Regina Lopez had ordered the closure of 23 of the Philippines' 41 mines and suspended five others for environmental violations

      READ MORE 20 Feb 2017
    • Africa Mining Vision finds support of governments, private companies
    • Africa Mining Vision finds support of governments, private companies
    • Africa Mining Vision finds support of governments, private companies

      The Africa Mining Vision (AMV) has been designed to ensure that mining activities contribute to economic transformation and benefit all African …

      READ MORE 13 Feb 2017
    • Centre's order allows granting of mine leases to applications without environment clearance
    • Centre's order allows granting of mine leases to applications without environment clearance
    • Centre's order allows granting of mine leases to applications without environment clearance

      The ministry’s order, however, states that mining activity cannot begin before the environment clearance is obtained

      READ MORE 06 Jan 2017
    • Jharkhand mine collapse: 11 workers killed; over 50 feared trapped
    • Jharkhand mine collapse: 11 workers killed; over 50 feared trapped
    • Jharkhand mine collapse: 11 workers killed; over 50 feared trapped

      Rescue operations still on, exact number of trapped miners yet to be ascertained

      READ MORE 30 Dec 2016
    • 10 killed in mine collapse in Jharkhand
    • 10 killed in mine collapse in Jharkhand
    • 10 killed in mine collapse in Jharkhand

      Just two days after the state observed the 40th year of India's worst mining tragedy in Chasnala, a coal mine in Lalmatia collapsed trapping more …

      READ MORE 30 Dec 2016
    • New forest policy for mining in limbo as Centre yet to act on important recommendations
    • New forest policy for mining in limbo as Centre yet to act on important recommendations
    • New forest policy for mining in limbo as Centre yet to act on important recommendations

      Two institutions prepared the road map for the future of mining in forest areas, but the Ministry remains undecided

      READ MORE 29 Dec 2016