Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the mining industry will resume operations by this year-end, thereby restarting the economic activity in the iron ore rich belts of the state.
Odisha government`s inter-ministerial committee, set up to formulate a long term linkage policy for supply of ore to local industries, Wednesday sought further extension of its tenure, official sources said.
After imposing penalty of about Rs 75,000 crore against 104 mining companies, Odisha govt has identified 111 mines violating environment laws.
Four more people have been arrested in Orissa`s Keonjhar district for smuggling ore to other states, taking this month`s arrests for the crime to 25, an official said Thursday.
Day in Pics: 1st February
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