SC notice to Goa on plea challenging renewal of mining leases

Renewal of 89 mining leases by Goa government has come under scanner.

New legal challenge to Adani's Australian coal mine project

Indigenous aboriginal landowners in Australia's Queensland state on Friday announced a fresh federal court challenge to Indian mining giant Adani

Goa to seek faster environment clearance for mining leases

Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will request the Centre to expedite environment clearances for mining leases in the state.

Goa govt initiates clearance of mining leases for operations

The state mines department has moved a file clearing ten mining leases, initiating a major step to resume mining operations halted for last two years in Goa.

Odisha govt delays on renewal of mining leases: CEC tells SC

The Central Empowered Committee has told the Supreme Court that there has been "substantial" delay on part of Odisha Government in taking a decision for renewal of mining leases and some are pending for the last 40 years.

Expedite 63,946 pending mines leases: Centre to states

Concerned at slow pace of clearance of mining concessions, the Centre has asked the states to expedite disposal of about 64,000 applications for leases pending with them.

Encroachment near mining leases only 9 hectare: Goa govt

In what may provide relief to mine owners, Goa government Friday said the encroachment outside the mining leases is just 9.2 hectare and not whopping 578 hectare, as pointed out by Justice M B Shah Commission.

Goa govt ready for auctioning of mining leases

The Goa government has told the Supreme Court it was willing to introduce competitive auctioning of mining leases.

Goa govt eyes Rs 240 crore through renewal of mining leases

Goa government plans to collect a total revenue of Rs 240 crore in the form of stamp duty by renewing mining leases in the state, an official said.

Goa govt begins surveying mining leases for encroachments

Goa Mines and Geology Department is conducting a survey of all mining leases to find out if they encroached upon areas outside their demarcated zones to extract ore.

No of pending mine leases rises 14% to 48,591 during Jun-Sep

The number of pending applications for mining leases in states such as Karnataka, Orissa and Jharkhand has increased by 14 per cent in the last three months even as the Centre has repeatedly asked states to clear the backlog of pending mine leases, an official has said.

Goa to amend Stamp Duty Act; mine owners to pay

Goa govt introduced a bill in the legislative assembly that would compel the mine owners to pay stamp duty at the time of renewal of mining leases.

Parrikar govt to classify mining leases in Goa

In a bid to identify "rogue" traders,
Goa Government has decided to classify all the 90-odd mining leases in the state into three different categories depending on their mining status.

Mining leases: CBI wants to question 2 AP official

The CBI told the Special Court for CBI cases that it wanted to investigate the duo over their signatures on the grant of mining lease to the company.

SC panel recommends cancellation of 49 mining leases in Karnataka

The Central Empowered Committee (CEC) on Monday filed its final report on illegal mining in Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur districts of Karnataka recommending cancellation of 49 mining leases for "flagrant" violation of the Forest (Conservation) Act and other laws.

MP Cong demands CBI enquiry into mining leases

The Madhya Pradesh Congress demanded a CBI enquiry into the alleged role of the CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in allotment of
mining leases in the state.

Centre asks states to clear 47K pending mine leases requests

Concerned over several pending applications for mineral concessions in states, the Centre has asked the governments of Karnataka, Orissa, Jharkhand and other mineral-rich states to expedite their disposal.

Goa: 19 mining leases face licence cancellation

Goa has 90-odd operational mines which tap around 54 million metric tonnes of Iron ore annually.

High Court issues notices to 48 iron-ore mines in Goa

The Goa bench of Bombay High Court has issued notices to holders of 48 mining leases in the state for exceeding the permissible limit of extraction.

Over half of Goa`s mining leases near water bodies: Govt

More than half of Goa`s mining leases are close to rivers and water bodies and three are next to a major dam, the State Assembly was told Monday.