`Goa`s open-cast mines can generate hydel power`

Goa`s 90 odd open-cast iron ore mines, currently closed for nearly two years following a mining ban, could be tapped for generating hydel power, says wildlife conservationist Bittu Sahgal.

Shah panel visits iron ore mines in Odisha

A team of Justice MB Shah Commission probing alleged mining scam in Odisha on Thursday made a surprise visit to four iron ore mines in Joda and Koida mining circles in Keonjhar and Sundergarh districts today.

Orissa allows six iron ore mines to resume operations

Orissa on Monday allowed six iron ore mines to resume operations after their operators submitted documents to show that their mining activities were legal, an official said.

Steelmin seeks more power on grant of iron ore mines

The Steel Ministry has sought absolute powers from the government on grant of mining rights for iron ore and other minerals to steel firms.