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Eco – Friendly Mining with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)         for Sustainable Development

As mining is hazardous in nature, each mine or a group of small mines should have a Disaster Management Cell to safeguard the working condition and safety of the workers in the mine and local people living in the area. A Padma Awardee scientist Prof. Dr. P K Jena, had formulated an integrated development of mine areas named as “MAHA” ...

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India prepares for a change in Electricity sector through Proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020

Shri R. K Singh, the Minister of State (i/c) for Power & MNRE , today, held a Press Meet through Video Conferencing and underlined the importance of proposed reforms in the power sector, dispelling doubts and misinformation. He stated that the reforms are steps in the direction of making the sector consumer centric as we are all here to serve ...

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Mineral Production during February 2020 (Provisional)

The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of February, 2020 (Base: 2011-12=100) at 123.7, was 10.0% higher as compared to the level in the month of February, 2019. The cumulative growth for the period April- February, 2019-20 over the corresponding period of previous year has been (+) 1.9 percent. Mining & Mineral Statistics Division of Indian Bureau of Mines functions as ...

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NALCO gets Mining Lease for Utkal-D Coal Block

 National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), the Navratna CPSE, and one of leading producer of alumina and aluminium in the country has been granted the mining lease of Utkal-D coal block by the Government of Odisha, through a notification issued on April 16, by department of Steel & Mines. As per the notification, the mining lease of Utkal-D coal block is ...

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Mineral Production during January 2020 (Provisional)

        The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of January 2020 (Base: 2011-12=100) at 124.3, was 4.4% higher as compared to the level in the month of January, 2019. The cumulative growth for the period April- January, 2019-20 over the corresponding period of previous year has been (+) 1.0 percent. Mining ...

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Parliament Passes The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Parliament passed The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for amendments in Mines & Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. Rajya Sabha passed the bill today while Lok Sabha already passed this bill on 6th March, 2020. The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020, will open a new era in Indian coal & mining ...

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Effective Disaster Management in Mines to Boost Mineral Production

            On 29th December 2018, I came across heart breaking news in the media that, the Indian Air Force and Navy have joined the operation to rescue fifteen mine workers trapped since 13th December in a flooded coal mine in Meghalaya. This is an illegal coal mine functioning without any safety measures. This tragedy has made the nation ...

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Production, Supply and Import of Coal 

As per International Energy Agency (IEA), India was the third largest coal producer in the world during 2016-17.  There is no shortage of coal in the Country. As on 1.04.2018 the vendible stock of coal was 55.6 MT and as on 15.12.2018 coal stock was 22.93 MT with CIL.  All India raw coal production has increased from 565.77 MT in ...

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Growth of Beach Sand Mineral Industry in Odisha – Calls for urgent attention by the State Govt

.  Odisha not only possess huge mineral deposits of Iron, Coal, Bauxite and Chromium; but also has a substantial quantity of Beach Sand deposits. The effective mining of Beach sand, beneficiations and conversion to value added products within Odisha will accelerate the industrial development of the state. R C Patnaik, the Former Executive of Indian Rare Earth Ltd, Chatrapur in ...

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Exploitation of Atomic Minerals

 Government of India is aware of the fact that 10.98 million tonnes of resources of Molybdenum Ore is located in Tamil Nadu. However, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has not taken up any project for exploitation of Molybdenum available near Harur Taluk, Dharmapuri District in Tamil Nadu. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), a constituent unit of Department of Atomic ...

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