Families dependent on mining in Meghalaya unable to get food

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.

Mining to resume in Goa by year-end: Manohar Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that the mining industry will resume operations by this year-end, thereby restarting the economic activity in the iron ore rich belts of the state.

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.

NHRC organises national conference on Silicosis

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) this year is organizing a day-long conference on Silicosis at the India International Centre here on July 25.

Mining is basic pillar of economy: Parrikar

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.

Harish Rawat govt hand in glove with mining mafia, must step down: BJP

Opposition BJP in Uttarakhand today asked the Harish Rawat government to step down, accusing it of being "hand in glove" with the land and mining mafia.

CEC team inspects mines in Keonjhar district

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.

Govt prepares plan to execute public purpose projects in Goa

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.

Narendra Singh Tomar seeks co-operation from states to evolve fair mining system

Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has initiated steps to find `expeditious and acceptable solutions` to the mining issues confronting the country.

Karnataka to set up company to mitigate adverse impact of mining

The Karnataka cabinet on Friday approved the proposal to set up a company to implement the programme to mitigate the adverse impact of mining on the environment.

Schools, church, panchayats demand resumption of mining in Goa

Various institutions in Goa`s mining belt, including a church and a school, have appealed Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to resume mining in the state for accelerating the economic activity.

Goa CM meets Environment Min over mining issues

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.

Truck, barge owners want speedy resumption of mining in Goa

Thousands of families of truck and barge owners waiting for resumption of ore export in Goa fear that further delay will deepen their financial crisis.

CEC on mining to visit Odisha on Monday

The Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) on mining is scheduled to undertake a two-day tour to Odisha for assessment of the status of mines operational here from Monday.

CEC on mining to visit Odisha on Monday

The Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) on mining is scheduled to undertake a two-day tour to Odisha for assessment of the status of mines operational here from Monday.

MoEF will ensure mining resumes in Goa: Prakash Javadekar

Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar Saturday said his ministry would work towards speedy resumption of mining in Goa.

Recover Rs 35,780 crore from Goa mining companies: NGO

The Goa government should start proceedings to recover a whopping Rs 35,780 crore owed by errant mining companies in dues and tax arrears, a green organisation has demanded.

New mining policy to be in place by next month: Goa CM

Goa Government has said it will adopt a transparent mechanism to award mining leases in future.

Karnataka accepts Kasturirangan report to stop mining, but not quarrying, sand mining

Karnataka said it has accepted the Kasturirangan committee report on the Western Ghats to stop mining but said it would not stop quarrying and sand mining in the ecologically sensitive area.

Now, Parrikar backs mining in Western Ghats

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wants to "save" the Western Ghats, but not at the cost of mining.