Can mining be sustainable?
Two main pre-conditions for achieving sustainability are good governance and self-regulating mining enterprises
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
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
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 …
Deadly dam burst in Brazil puts mining company under scanner
Brazil’s Federal Police accuse mining company Samarco of wilful misconduct in relation to a deadly dam burst in November 2015
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
Andhra Pradesh puts Eastern Ghats bauxite mining project on hold
The bauxite deposits fall in tribal areas protected by the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution and have been opposed by tribal groups right from …
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-…
New sand mining guidelines call for robust monitoring and sustainable development
The guidelines try to create a balance between preserving ecologically sensitive river habitats and the need for infrastructure
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 …
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