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Union Minister for Mines, Shri Pralhad Joshi inaugurates production activity in two new iron ore mines of Odisha

Union Minister for Mines, Shri Pralhad Joshi and Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik today, jointly inaugurated the production in two new iron ore mines of Odisha namely Jiling-Langlota Iron ore Block and Guali Iron ore Block. Both the mines have production capacity of 15 lakh tonnes per month and they possess approx. 275 million tonnes of consolidated iron ...

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National Baseline Geoscience Data Generation Programmes (2020-2024)

To expedite exploration activities in the country, Geological Survey of India (GSI), has embarked upon an ambitious scheme to complete some major National level surveys by 2024: National Geochemical Mapping (NGCM), National Geophysical Mapping (NGPM), National Aero Geophysical Mapping Program (NAGMP). GSI is also going to adopt sophisticated deep penetration geophysical techniques such as Magneto-Telluric Surveys and Deep Seismic Reflection ...

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Tripartite agreement signed between MECL, RSMML and DMG for harnessing Potash in Rajasthan

A tripartite agreement was signed between Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL), Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited (RSMML) and the Department of Mines & Geology (DMG), Govt. of Rajasthan for taking up feasibility studies of Solution Mining of Potash in the state of Rajasthan. The MoU was signed virtually in the presence of Union Minister for Coal, Mines & Parliamentary Affairs Shri ...

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Mineral Production during November 2020

The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of November, 2020 (Base: 2011-12=100) was 104.5. Production level of important minerals in November, 2020 were: Coal 626 lakh tonnes, Lignite 29 lakh tonnes, Natural gas (utilized) 2263 million cu. m., Petroleum (crude) 25 lakh tonnes, Bauxite 1784 thousand tonnes, Chromite 179 thousand tonnes, Copper conc. 9 thousand tonnes , Gold 80 ...

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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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