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.

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.

`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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rahul Gandhi meets Goa partymen hit by mining ban

Grassroots Congress workers, mid-level party politicos from panchayats and legislators have been making a beeline for meetings with Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, who arrived in Goa.

Rahul Gandhi to visit Goa on Dec 20

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi would come to Goa on a day-long visit on December 20 during which he will interact with the party functionaries in the state, a senior leader said on Monday.

Goa truck owners in a fix over loan liabilities

Truck operators working for various iron ore mines across Goa have demanded that the state government take over their loan liabilities.

Karnataka steel industry reeling under mining ban

The multi-bn dollar Karnataka steel industry is in the doldrums due to continuing uncertainty over iron ore supply to their plants.

One lakh people lost jobs due to mining ban: Gowda

Direct tax collection in April-July this year had gone up to
Rs 14,358 crore, from Rs 11,950 crore in the same period last
fiscal, reflecting a 20 per cent growth.

Mining ban stays if miners don`t cooperate: SC

The SC said that unless the private miners co-operated in the reclamation and rehabilitation of the devastated mines in Aravalli ranges of Faridabad and Gurgaon district of Haryana, the ban on mining in the area would continue.