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Friday, November 27, 2020



Problematic quest for tangible assets

September 21, 2020 1:58 pm

Proposal to use District Mineral Foundation funds for creating infrastructure goes against the purpose of such funds – they need to be used for welfare of mining-affected communities.

Maharashtra set to auction iron ore, bauxite dumps

January 12, 2020 2:30 am

Maharashtra has huge dumps of bauxite, iron and manganese.

Explained: Why have Apple and Google been taken to court for cruelty to children in the Congo

December 19, 2019 6:39 pm

The forced child labour case, filed in a court in Washington DC by International Rights Advocates, names Apple, Alphabet (Google's parent), Dell, Microsoft and Tesla as defendants.

Punjab: New mining policy outrightly favours big fish, say small-time miners, farmers

June 16, 2019 8:56 am

As per the eligibility criterion set under the policy, it invites the bidders that are registered companies, partnerships, societies including cooperative societies, sole proprietorship, individuals and consortia of up to three such entities.

A tidal wave of toxic mud

February 10, 2019 12:37 pm

There are 88 mining dams in Brazil built like the one that failed — enormous reservoirs of mining waste held back by little more than walls of sand and silt. And all but four of the dams have been rated by the government as equally vulnerable, or worse.

Australian court bars new coal mine project in landmark win for green lobby

February 08, 2019 12:19 pm

In his ruling, the judge found that mine and associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions would add to the global total "at a time when what is now urgently needed, in order to meet generally agreed climate targets, is a rapid and deep decrease in GHG emissions."

GFP threatens 'extreme steps' if mining does not resume in Goa

October 05, 2018 7:04 pm

Around 3,000 mining-dependent people sat on a token, day-long hunger strike at the Azad Maidan in Panaji over their demand for resumption of the industry in the state. GFP and Shiv Sena leaders came out in support of the protesters.

District Mineral Foundations: Centre likely to authorise independent study

September 04, 2018 12:13 am

Centre has advised states that the money collected by DMFs should be used in just two or three schemes for proper utilisation of funds, The Indian Express had reported in May.

Dadumajra dumping: Million metric tonnes of waste to be cleared through scientific mining

August 18, 2018 7:16 am

The total area of the land under MC’s possession is about 45 acres at Dadumajra. Out of this, about 20 acres are occupied with 10 m to12 m high open solid waste dump which is to be mined to reclaim the land.

Illegal mining: Derabassi Block Level Officer shifted to Patiala

June 16, 2018 8:02 am

BLO Baljeet Singh faced the ire of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) last month when it questioned him regarding some mining sites where measurement was not done according to rules.


17 Year Old's Viral Video Throws Light On Beach Sand Mining in Southern Kerala

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

An important anti-mining campaign by a bunch of villagers in Alappad, Kerala was brought to public spotlight through the video of a 17 year old class 12 student.