• CAG audit points out loss of mining revenue in Odisha
    • CAG audit points out loss of mining revenue in Odisha
    • CAG audit points out loss of mining revenue in Odisha

      The state government has accepted under assessment and other deficiencies worth Rs 773.44 crore in 180 cases out of 191 identified by CAG

      READ MORE 13 Apr 2018
    • Mining in news on April 13
    • Mining in news on April 13
    • Mining in news on April 13

      Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and developments on mining

      READ MORE 13 Apr 2018
    • Mining in news on April 11
    • Mining in news on April 11
    • Mining in news on April 11

      Today’s updates in the mining industry

      READ MORE 11 Apr 2018
    • Bombay HC questions DMF administration in Goa, identifies loopholes in state law
    • Bombay HC questions DMF administration in Goa, identifies loopholes in state law
    • Bombay HC questions DMF administration in Goa, identifies loopholes in state law

      Pointing to the poor knowledge of mining-affected people about DMF, the court also questioned if they are receiving any benefits at all

      READ MORE 10 Apr 2018
    • This coastal village in Mozambique now at the mercy of Chinese mining company
    • This coastal village in Mozambique now at the mercy of Chinese mining company
    • This coastal village in Mozambique now at the mercy of Chinese mining company

      Local residents want the government to probe into company's operations and negotiate compensation for irresponsible sand mining

      READ MORE 09 Apr 2018
    • SC cancels mining leases in Goa, slams state government, environment ministry for favouring miners
    • SC cancels mining leases in Goa, slams state government, environment ministry for favouring miners
    • SC cancels mining leases in Goa, slams state government, environment ministry for favouring miners

      After March 15, fresh leases and environmental clearances must be obtained by miners to continue mining thereafter

      READ MORE 07 Feb 2018
    • Goa increases coal handling capacity of Mormugao Port, a protected natural harbour
    • Goa increases coal handling capacity of Mormugao Port, a protected natural harbour
    • Goa increases coal handling capacity of Mormugao Port, a protected natural harbour

      Since 2001-02, the port has tripled its coal and coke-carrying capacities, resulting in a disasterous impact on the air quality in the area

      READ MORE 24 Jan 2018
    • Union Budget 2018: Mining sector needs more than just increased budgetary outlays
    • Union Budget 2018: Mining sector needs more than just increased budgetary outlays
    • Union Budget 2018: Mining sector needs more than just increased budgetary outlays

      It is important to ensure that the private sector becomes the main source of funding exploration and R&D

      READ MORE 16 Jan 2018
    • 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