Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 17:34
Justice M B Shah Commission, probing illegal mining activities in Odisha, asked state govt and Union Ministry of Environment and Forest to clear their stands on issues relating to mineral exploration.
Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 23:51
The Centre would not give permission for mining activities in tribal areas in the country, Union Minister of Tribal Welfare and Panchayat Raj V Kishore Chandra Suryanarayana Deo said here Sunday.
Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 19:15
Shares of mining companies on Friday ended on a mixed note, with Coal India (CIL) plunging over 5 percent after the government approved the new Mining Bill that calls for them to share profits and an amount equivalent to royalty with the project-affected people.
Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 16:52
Dubbing union cabinet's approval of the Mines Bill, 2011 as "too little and too late", Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said it would not help poor people living in mineral rich areas.
Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 09:44
Apart from compensating project-affected people through profit-sharing and royalty, the new Bill also obligates mining firms to pay a 10 per cent cess to state governments and 2.5 per cent to the Centre on the total royalty paid.
Last Updated: Monday, August 08, 2011, 19:54
The government on Monday said it is in the process of getting the Cabinet approval to a new mines law that will ensure sharing of mining benefits with the local population.
Last Updated: Friday, August 05, 2011, 22:00
With a view to put an effective check on illegal felling, the Uttar Pradesh government has proposed to double the penalty from Rs 5,000 to Rs 10,000 per
Last Updated: Monday, July 11, 2011, 15:54
The Group of Minister headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had last week approved the draft bill.
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