Rich land, poor people: Can we let our children go hungry, ask coal pickers of Jharkhand
For the local people living near the coal mines, the livelihood crisis is even more significant than the burning of coal within their homes, …
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (January 6, 2023)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal
Namibia rejects Russian company’s mining permit
Raises environmental concerns over extraction methods
Miner liable to pay ‘dead rent’ when unable to extract minerals due to lack of clearance: Andhra HC
Petitioner approached the court against the state government insisting on a dead rent for 2013-2020
Replenishment study of riverbed sand must for sand mining in Uttar Pradesh: NGT
Replenishment studies must be done by credible institutions, says court
NGT seeks report on damages due to sand mining in Jaipur villages
Illegal sand mining affecting health and environment in and around 5 villages of Jaipur’s Katputli tehsil, villagers claim
Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (October 6, 2020)
Court Digest: Major environment hearings of the week (June 29-July 3, 2020)
Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal through the week
Coal ministry to set up sustainable development cell
It will advise on, plan and monitor mitigation measures taken by coal companies to minimise environmental impact of mining
Centre may open 43,000 ha of Jharkhand’s Saranda forest for mining
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change orders formation of a committee to look into the prospect of amending Management Plan for …
Will the mining stalemate affect Lok Sabha polls in Goa?
The mining industry’s poorest stakeholders, who comprise a sizeable population of Goa, have been rendered jobless by a state dragging its …
Dhanbad DMF funds city infrastructure projects, neglecting mining-affected people
The district's latest Rs 307 crore sanctions fail issues of livelihood and healthcare, which are longstanding challenges for the worst-…
Will the new National Mineral Policy ensure responsible mining?
The NMP 2019 misses out on providing necessary guidance on some fundamental things that would have made it a guiding document to ensure …
Chhattisgarh govt revises District Mineral Foundation Trust composition
Despite changes, still no representation of mining-affected people in the body; state needs to consider this
'Rat-hole coal mining must be discontinued'
There is no such thing as environmentally acceptable and safe rat-hole coal mining
Strengthen district mineral foundations' administration, planning: suggests Mines Ministry
With around Rs 2.5 lakh crore accruals estimated in DMFs over next 25 years, it holds enormous potential for removing socio-economic deprivation …
Should district mineral foundations be with state mining departments?
Recent plan to move Odisha DMF from the state planning and convergence department to the mines department raises several questions
Give priority to those directly affected by mining: Parliamentary Standing Committee
Committee recommends amending PMKKKY guidelines to prioritise directly affected people and strengthening audits of District Mineral Foundation
Mining in news on April 13
Here’s a round-up of today’s news reports and developments on mining
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
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
Can mining be sustainable?
Two main pre-conditions for achieving sustainability are good governance and self-regulating mining enterprises
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
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
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 …