Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International Tuesday slammed the Odisha government for not collecting Rs.68,700 crore penalties the state imposed on mining companies about two years ago.
A total of Rs 220.9 crore permit fee for transportation of minerals is outstanding to the Chhattisgarh government from the 10 companies operating in the state, the assembly was told Thursday.
After imposing penalty of about Rs 75,000 crore against 104 mining companies, Odisha govt has identified 111 mines violating environment laws.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has ordered security for mining companies beefed up after a big raid by communist rebels shut down operations of the country`s largest nickel producer and sent its stock plummeting.
Goa has 105 mining sites, of which 90 are operational, tapping 45 million metric tones of ore annually.
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