While of the 31 blocks auctioned so far, only seven have reportedly commenced operations.
Incoming shipments from various nations touch 212.1 MT.
The mines ministry has recently circulated an advisory for the grant of concessions in case of minor minerals also through the auction route.
State govts had sought revaluation of land containing 31 blocks for transfer, mutation purposes.
Tata Steel has signed MOUs with the Jharkhand government to upgrade polytechnics and ITIs.
India is also losing export competitiveness due to factors like high unit cost of labour, lack of capital, poor logistics, it added.
An inter-ministerial committee has said that unregulated-sector PSUs need perpetual access to fuel.
The mines ministry has decided to retain the services of MSTC Limited’s trading platform for auctioning the leases of ten major minerals as had been done by the coal ministry to bid coal blocks.
Iran has sought investments of nearly `50,000 crore in infra, including ports, railways, highways.
Karnataka has filed over 30 FIRs to combat illegal sand mining while AP realised Rs 390 crore from penalties in 2014-15.
The project has been hanging fire since the firm signed a MoU with state government in June 2005. It has been dogged by land acquisition issues.
The project has been hanging fire ever since the firm signed a MoU with the Naveen Patnaik government in June 2005. It has been dogged by land acquisition and other problems.
The delay in transfer of the corpus is estimated to lead to an annualised loss of around Rs 5.5 crore to Coal Mines Provident Fund Organisation.
Earlier, General Motors moved from Gujarat to Maharashtra for its $1 billion investment and Foxconn announced a $5 billion investment in the state.
17 states have together lined up 120 non-coal mineral blocks spread over 26,120 hectares for auctions, but the ground situation is that they are not fully prepared to execute them.
There is a growing realisation within the ministry that unless exploration is promoted there would be few non-coal mining leases left for future auctions.
Move would assist in securing the official target of producing 300 MT by 2025.
There is no denying the fact that without any goldplating of their cost structure, there is little reason for the generation utilities to opt for captive mining.
Modi is likely to launch the logo of the programme and unveil schemes like Digital Locker, e-eduction and e-health