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Government urges mining industry to become more responsible

By : sustainabilityo..., Nov 9, 2017

The government today urged Coal India and other mining companies to be more responsible towards environment and safety to safeguard the future of the sector.

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Odisha govt shuts down two IMFA mines over flouting of pollution norms

By : sustainabilityo..., May 5, 2017

The Odisha government has shut down two chromite mines of India Metals and Ferroalloys, a leading ferroalloys producer of the country, on the ground of non-compliance of pollution control norms...

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Mining companies must take steps to conserve environment: Indian Bureau of Mines

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 16, 2017

With thrust on environment and mineral conservation, Indian Bureau of Mines has asked mining companies to take steps for proper water discharge, solid waste management and controlling air...

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Ministry of Environment and Forests relaxes rules for small Rajasthan mines

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 5, 2016

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has relaxed environment clearance norms for small mineral mines in Rajasthan, which were facing closure following a National Green Tribunal order of...

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Cabinet clears mineral exploration policy

By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 1, 2016

“The Cabinet cleared NMEP. After the policy is approved, the government can auction 100 blocks that have been identified by the Geological Survey of India (GSI) for exploration,” said an official from the Ministry of Mines.

To encourage mineral exploration in the...

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Subject Tags: GSI , MECL , minerals , mining

NGT directs UP authorities to stop sand mining

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 1, 2015

An NGO on Wednesday moved the National Green Tribunal against the rampant illegal sand mining being carried out in Jalaun and Hamirpur districts of Uttar Pradesh, prompting the National Green Tribunal to direct authorities to immediately stop these activities.

A bench...

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Subject Tags: mining , policy

Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2014

Decades of strip mining have left the town of Dhanbad in the heart of India’s coal fields a fiery moonscape, with mountains of black slag, sulfurous air and sickened residents. But rather than reclaim these hills or rethink their exploitation, the government is digging deeper...

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Subject Tags: coal , Environment , India , mining

'Goa's open-cast mines can generate hydel power'

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 25, 2014

Goa's 90 odd open-cast iron ore mines, currently closed for nearly two years following a mining ban, could be tapped for generating hydel power, says wildlife conservationist Bittu Sahgal. 

Speaking during the inauguration of an environment film festival in Panaji...

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Green court refuses to lift ban - NGT puts life over economic interest in coal mining, disbands panel and forms new one

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 4, 2014

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) today refused to lift the ban on rat-hole coal mining in Meghalaya, saying it could not permit economic interests to gain preference over the right to life.

The tribunal stuck to its April 17, 2014 interim order banning coal mining in...

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Odisha demands levy of green tax on mining

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 4, 2014

 Odisha Thursday reiterated its demand for levy of green tax on mining at the state finance ministers meeting in New Delhi.

Finance Minister Pradip Kumar Amat said mineral bearing states like Odisha will not benefit from the proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) unless...

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Subject Tags: mining