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District Mineral Foundation

The right of the people of the mining-affected areas to benefit from the mineral-rich lands they live on

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For over a decade, the country has debated the need to reform the mining sector by amending the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957.

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A report on Profit Sharing with local communities

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This book is an attempt to document all the complexities of mining. While, it is true that mining is essential, it is not a simple 'dig and sell' proposition for a country like India.

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Ahmedabad, May 23: Recent readings by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) show that toxicity levels of effluents from both Vapi and Ankleshwar industrial clusters are way above permitted norms, sometimes many times the permitted levels.

According to the Press Information Bureau, 218 mines of Coal India Limited (CIL) are operating in violation to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification 2006. These are pre-1994 mines when the EIA notification was not in place.

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Mining is a contentious subject. It generates almost as many viewpoints and positions as the number of its contestants. It is, unarguably, a core industrial sector and crucial for India’s economic growth. It is growing at a rapid pace – between 1993 and 2005, the mining sector showed a compound annual growth rate of 10.7 per cent. It is likely to grow at a much faster rate in coming years. Post-liberalisation, mining is being done not only to satisfy India’s domestic requirements, but also to meet the growing international demand. China, in particular, has emerged as a major market for Indian minerals.

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The firm also has an objective of achieving a capacity of 40 MTPA in the next decade In a bid to ensure raw material self-sufficiency, Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Steel is planning to participate in the upcoming

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Rich Lands Poor People: Is 'Sustainable' Mining Possible?

This book is an attempt to document all the complexities of mining. While, it is true that mining is essential, it is not a simple 'dig and sell' proposition for a country like India.

Down To Earth

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Delhi’s coal conundrum

Should Badarpur thermal power plant in Delhi be allowed to operate?

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Dark future for coal

India is pushing for more coal-based power generation but recent reports raise serious concerns over the viability of coal-fired plants

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Figure it out yourself

A striking fact about water in India is the lack of reliable data about all its aspects: total potential, available supply and demand

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Companies fined heavily for mining over limit in Odisha

 State authorities send notices to 103 mines
Odisha's department of steel and mines has slapped a fine of Rs 67,900 crore on companies operating 103 mines in the Koira and Joda mining circles of Sundargarh and Keonjhar districts, respectively for mining more mineral than permitted.

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