Mining ban

Ex-BJP minister Janardhana Reddy out of jail on bail

Karnataka`s former BJP minister and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy walked out of the central jail here Friday after three years and four months on conditional bail.

Jan 23, 2015, 18:27 PM IST

Prohibitory orders ahead of mining baron Reddy's release

Prohibitory orders were promulgated on Thursday in about half-a-km radius around the Parappana Agrahara prison here ahead of former minister and mining baron G Janardhan Reddy's release from jail.

Jan 22, 2015, 22:12 PM IST

Mining ban results in one million jobs loss: Study

 Ban on mining and exporting of iron ore has led to jobs loss for a million people in the two mineral-rich states of Goa and Karnataka, a joint study by an industry chamber and a private bank said on Thursday.

Jan 01, 2015, 20:23 PM IST

Goa govt not to challenge HC order on renewal of mining leases

In a clear signal that 28 mining leases would soon be operational resuming iron ore extraction in the state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the government will not challenge the recent High Court order which has asked the government to renew these leases.

Oct 17, 2014, 00:40 AM IST

Little bit of sand mining should be allowed, says Goa Deputy CM

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza has said sand mining in the state is manual and many industries are dependent on it so a 'little bit' of sand mining should be allowed in the state.

Oct 13, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

NGT upholds ban on coal mining in Meghalaya

Noting that right to life is far more significant than economic interest of a state or an individual, the National Green Tribunal has upheld its ban on coal mining in Meghalaya.

Aug 02, 2014, 17:39 PM IST

Goa planning to start mining from October: Parrikar

Post Supreme Court partially lifting iron ore mining ban in the state, the Goa government expects the mineral extraction to start from October and reach 20 million tonnes per annum level in the next 12 months.

Apr 25, 2014, 23:28 PM IST

`Centre failed to provide succour from mining ban impact`

Goa Governor BV Wanchoo on Monday blamed the Centre for turning a deaf ear to the BJP government in the state, which made several representations seeking to salvage its economy and people from the mining ban impact.

Mar 03, 2014, 14:50 PM IST

People hit by Goa mining ban blame AAP for their plight

A group of mining stakeholders Tuesday partially blamed AAP for the plight of those affected by closure of iron ore extraction activity in Goa, alleging that falsehood propagated by its leader Prashant Bhushan was costing them dear.

Feb 25, 2014, 15:10 PM IST

People hit by Goa mining ban blame AAP for their plight

A group of mining stakeholders on Tuesday partially blamed AAP for the plight of those affected by closure of iron ore extraction activity in Goa, alleging that falsehood propagated by its leader Prashant Bhushan was costing them dear.

Feb 25, 2014, 14:29 PM IST

Goa awaits green report, SC ruling before giving mining leases

The Goa government has started returning applications seeking new mining leases pending a report from National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) and also the Apex Court outcome.

Jan 04, 2014, 12:18 PM IST

Centre`s help sought to boost Goa economy after mining ban

The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) has requested the central government to make special provisions to give a boost to the state economy in the wake of ban on mining.

Dec 29, 2013, 18:22 PM IST

Mining ban hurting economy, exports: Sharma

But for the ban on mining, he said, India could have earned by exporting around 100 million tonnes of iron ore.

Dec 25, 2013, 19:18 PM IST

100% ban on sand mining is wrong: CJI

Two months after National Green Tribunal banned sand mining from river beds and beaches without environmental clearance, Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam said 100% ban on sand removal is "wrong".

Oct 19, 2013, 00:21 AM IST

Rally in Goa on August 29 against ban on mining

People affected with the closure of mining industry in Goa will hold a massive rally here on August 29 demanding resumption of the activity.

Aug 26, 2013, 20:01 PM IST

BJP, Cong MLAs spar over issue of manganese contamination in Goa

Goa Assembly witnessed sparring over manganese contamination issue with a BJP MLA making remarks that Congress blamed mining for various problems but "reaped fruits of the industry" at the same time.

Apr 01, 2013, 18:12 PM IST

Financial package for Goa mining ban affected

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday announced a financial bonanza for those affected by the mining ban in the state.

Mar 09, 2013, 22:01 PM IST

Goa Congress chief denies involvement in illegal mining

Denying his involvement in illegal mining, Goa Congress Chief Subhash Shirodkar said he was engaged in extracting iron ore some time back but has bills to prove that it was a legal activity.

Mar 09, 2013, 21:44 PM IST

Goa offers financial help to people hit by closure

Goa government on Saturday announced two schemes providing financial assistance to the people affected by closure of mining activity in five talukas of the state.

Mar 09, 2013, 21:43 PM IST

Protest in Panaji over halting of mining in Goa

Hundreds of people here Tuesday began a chain sit-in protest demanding immediate resumption of mining activity in the state which has been on hold for the last four months following the Supreme Court directives.

Jan 15, 2013, 15:21 PM IST