Theirs to mine?
This is the question angry and beleaguered tribals in Orissa and Jharkhand are asking, as mining companies set up shop in the midst of their land …
Need or greed?
The Union Ministry of Finance has recently alleged that green clearances are holding up the country’s infrastructure development and growth.…
1,620.361 ha of discontent
Special economic zones and sit-ins. Mega-projects and marches. Public-private partnerships and pitched battles. Precociously, because they are …
How Bellary was laid waste
Karnataka’s Lokayukta Santosh Hegde’s report is a sordid story on the rise of India’s mining poster boy, Bellary. The …
The iron and steel sector is regarded as the core of Indian economy. Its players are big and powerful. It is extremely resource-intensive and …
Chhattisgarh's Industrial Jungle
Chhattisgarh is set to become the largest producer of thermal power, cement and sponge iron. The push is on to install 77 per cent of India's …
Sponge iron’s dirty growth
In the years to come, India's expanding steel production will be largely driven by sponge iron. But its manufacturing process, based on coal, is …
Tata Steel lease creates a furore
Allegations by Bihar minister Sonadhari Singh of illegal mining in Chotanagpur has stirred up a hornets' nest.
Steel manufacturer in the dock
Prompted by protests, the Maharashtra government is considering action against a steel manufacturing unit for causing water pollution.
India at the center of world energy stage, will experience gains: IEA director
The report stated that as China moves towards a service-based economy, India could pivot its growth in the energy sector
Tribal governance, Salwa Judum and Maoists
Maoist insurgents killed Mahendra Karma, founder of the anti-Maoist Salwa Judum campaign, in Chhattisgarh’s Jagdalpur district on Saturday. …
National Centre for Advocacy Studies' new report 'Sponge iron industries'
Report>>Sponge Iron Industries Issues and Campaigns, National Centre for Advocacy Studies, Pune 2007
Achieving green steel: How India can bridge the gaps to decarbonise the sector
A clean steel sector in eastern India can become essential for the country's transition to green steel
Pig iron plant of Sesa Goa pollutes South Goa; firm says expansion will take care of problems
Orissa High Court stays alienation of forest-categorised land for JSW steel project in Jagatsinghpur
The project site is in an area that is home to around 22,000 people with a significant number of Dalits
NGT shuts down Chinese steel plant in Gujarat
The Rs 6,000-cr project was being constructed in Gujarat’s Mundra block without an environmental clearance
Hills of greyville
Fast-expanding steel industry yet to find an effective way to reuse its waste product, slag
Nigeria hasn’t been able to produce steel: Remanufacturing could be the solution
Lack of a rail line around Ajaokuta Steel plant, changes in political and operational management stymied completion
Election boycott over mining
Residents protest iron mining in Maharashtra tehsil; authorities blame murder for boycott
Red alert in Chhattisgarh
Land acquisition is at the centre of intense political and social disputes in the tribal hinterland of Chhattisgarh. On the one hand, Naxal …
What long-term economic stagnation means for climate change
Steel industry is a key driver of climate change and is responsible for around 7% to 9% of global carbon emissions
Evidence of pre-modern iron technology found in Nagaland
Wui village of Tuensang district in the state is known for its traditional art of iron-smelting and iron tool production since pre-colonial times
Decision 2022: Goa’s BJP faces a challenge to solve decade-old mining imbroglio
Opening up mining in Goa is not going to be easy; there are wheels within wheels, in an issue that is mostly misunderstood
India’s iron and steel industry is capable of emitting less and producing more: CSE
CSE underlines the need for better planning, new technologies and adequate finance to help the sector make the much-needed shift in today&…
Doubling ship recycling capacity by 2024: Are we ready?
The industry is an economic driver for India, but entails several occupational hazards and environmental implications