Pointing out that mining activities provide employemnt to a large number of people, Union Minister of State for Steel and Mines Vishnu Deo Sai today said the mines should not remain closed for long time as it hits the people around it.
An organisation for coal miners and owners has said families dependent on mining have been finding it difficult to get two square meals a day following the National Green Tribunal`s ban on mining in Meghalaya.
In an oblique reference to judicial intervention in matters related to environment, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday said only governments should decide on the economic trajectory of the nation.
A day after reaching Barbil in Odisha`s mineral rich Keonjhar district, a four- member team of SC-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) today inspected some iron ore mines to look into allegations of illegal operations.
An action plan was ready to execute public purpose projects in Goa`s ecologically sensitive areas without violating the rules, regulations and court orders, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday.
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today met Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar and discussed the issues arising from the ban of mining activities within a kilometre of national parks and sanctuaries.