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CSE report questions govt's move to expand coal mining

By : Chetanya Mehra, Aug 19, 2020

A new joint investigation by Centre for Science & Environment(CSE)/Down to Earth magazine has raised serious questions about the rationale...

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Subject Tags: coal , mining

Leaders for Nature India in-company session on biodiversity management at HZL operational sites

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2020

This in company sessions was aimed at emphasizing the importance of biodiversity and need of have a comprehensive Biodiversity Management Plan for their operations, Rehabilitation of mining sites and introduce them to Global Biodiversity Standards. The participants...

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Global green tech revolution at risk, India can play role in reforming mining practices: Experts

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 15, 2020

Green technology comes at a price and India can play a pivotal role in breaking the "green curse" by persuading South Asian countries to adopt sustainable practices in mining critical minerals needed for solar power devices and the like, say experts. Researchers, including...

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Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Natural riches come in two conflicting types in Russia's Arctic north: valuable minerals and spectacular wildlife. But sadly for many threatened species, the decline in Arctic sea ice has created a new economic opportunity for Russia in their remote habitat. In a decree last...

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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