Long road ahead: Odisha’s DMF funds to improve livelihood
The state has amended its DMF Rules and is also investing in projects to improve the lives of its mining-affected people; whether DMF lives up to …
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
Fight for Khandadhar
Once rescued from Korean company POSCO, Odisha's ecologically rich Khandadhar hills have now been handed over to the state's mining body. Tribal …
SC asks Centre to decide on grant of iron ore licence to POSCO
Odisha government granted mining, prospecting leases to POSCO in Khandadhar hills by ignoring earlier applications of other claimants
Ministry of mines set to expand iron ore mining
More contribution to GDP now on agenda. Sector crucial for propelling growth in backward states, says CII
‘Claims of Forest Rights Act holding up growth are bogus'
In fact, states are holding up recognition of forest rights in the areas where big-ticket projects are planned, say forest dwelling community …
Where is POSCO headed?
Odisha government has completed land acquisition for plant site but proposed mining in Khandadhar hills might stir up another struggle
Odisha diaries: the struggle for community control over land, forests and natural resources
No matter how much compensation is promised, companies will need ‘a social licence’ to conduct business on the land of the people