Last Updated: Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 13:56
Concerned over steep decline in iron ore exports, Mines Ministry will seek from its finance counterpart reduction of duty on fines from the current 30 percent.
Last Updated: Monday, September 10, 2012, 21:57
The Law Ministry has advised the Mines Ministry to continue with existing norms on granting licences for non-coal mines.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 26, 2012, 21:34
A Parliamentary committee has expressed concern over Mines Ministry's failure to take "expeditious action" to facilitate the re-opening of Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL)'s two closed mines - Rakha and Kendadih.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011, 00:35
The Mines Ministry has disagreed with the Justice Shah committee suggestion of banning exports of iron ore and manganese ore to check illegal mining, saying that the export of minerals is guided by policy, and it has referred the matter to the Ministry of Commerce.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 10, 2011, 00:03
The Union Mines Ministry is examining the recommendation of banning iron ore export from Goa in consultation with the Commerce ministry, an official said.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 09:17
India's new draft mining policy is ready to ensure that the local communities are also benefited from the activity, a top official said Tuesday.
Last Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 16:27
Mines Ministry has formed an expert group to review royalty rates for all major minerals other than coal, lignite and sand, due for revision next year.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 20:19
A Parliamentary panel has asked the Mines Ministry to accord top priority to development of NALCO's Utkal-E coal block, which was allocated in 2004 but could not be commissioned for want of various clearances.
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 21:39
The Mines Ministry Wednesday said it will circulate by the end of this week the Cabinet note on the new mines bill, which provides for sharing of profits and royalty with the project-affected people (PAPs).
Last Updated: Sunday, August 14, 2011, 12:29
Illegal mining activities witnessed a sharp spike in the country during 2010, with 82,330 cases detected by law enforcement agencies during the year, almost double the 41,578 cases unearthed in 2009, Parliament was informed.
Last Updated: Sunday, August 14, 2011, 11:51
Mines Minister Dinsha Patel said that in 2010, the highest number of illegal mining cases were reported in Maharashtra.
Last Updated: Thursday, June 02, 2011, 18:00
The major causes of illegal mining are poor detection and enforcement procedures, poor investigation & prosecution mechanism, corruption, connivance and interference,the Mines Ministry said.
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