Mining News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Utilise funds with District Mineral Foundations properly, Centre tells states

Currently, states — flush with DMF funds — are allocating and releasing money to thousands of schemes/projects.

Molybdenum mine auctions face hurdles due to lack of policy framework

Molybdenum can withstand extreme temperatures without significantly expanding or softening, so it is used in manufacturing military armor, aircraft parts, electrical contacts and industrial motors.

Mohali illegal mining: Impounded JCB machines operated without registration, ADC orders probe

When asked what action was taken against the owners of the machines, the ADC added that in most of the cases, the owners said that they had leased out the machines to contractors and they were not aware of the machines being used for illegal mining.

Mining Videos

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

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.