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#SundayReading – Vedanta must pay for its mistakes, sins

By Stuart Lisulo Fri 11 July 2014, 14:01 Dr Mathias Mpande VEDANTA Resources Plc must pay the price for the mistakes and sins they have committed if the country is to see change,” says Dr Mathias Mpande. Vedanta Resources Plc… Continue Reading →

# India – illegal mining: Why did the dogs not bark?

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 – 6:00am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA R N Bhaskar On December 10, 2012, the minister of mines, Dinsha Patel, submitted his views on illegal mining to the Rajya Sabha. This was in response… Continue Reading →

Gujarat- Outsiders in their own land

Outsiders in their own land 1 Author(s): Soma Basu @sbasu_in  May 15, 2014 | Gujarat government eyes limestone underneath land cultivated by Sikh farmers, curbs their ownership rights Nirmal Singh, a farmer in Panandhro village, shows limestone in his farmland (Photo: Soma… Continue Reading →

Odisha Mining Areas Growing Trouble

APATHY: ODISHA’S MINING AREAS GROWING TROUBLE-TORN Saturday, 19 April 2014 | MANAS JENA | in Bhubaneswar,r The people in coal mine areas of Odisha have been bearing the brunt of pollution and environmental hazards owing to extraction of minerals by several… Continue Reading →

Tribal Ministry terms forestland diversion for Essel Mining ‘invalid’ #goodnews

BHUBANESWAR, March 26, 2014 Satyasundar Barik   Official points out irregularities and asks Collector to withdraw recommendation Taking strong exception to the hush-hush manner with which approval of gram sabha was attempted to be taken for forestland diversion in favour of… Continue Reading →

People Over Profit: Why These Two Small Countries Stood Up to Big Mining

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN, 17 March 2014 by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh – YES! Magazine If the governments of Costa Rica and El Salvador can resist the mining industry, maybe we all can. Would a government of a poorer… Continue Reading →

Jharkhand – Hill of death- Abandoned Asbestos Mine

Author(s): Alok Gupta More than 200 people in 14 villages near Roro hill in Jharkhand are dying slowly because of an abandoned asbestos mine Asbestos dust from the defunct mine has turned the Roro hill white (Photos: Alok Gupta) During a… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh PSUs mining on forest land without approval

  TNN | Feb 26, 2014   RAIPUR: Forest land measuring 835.616 hectares is being used for mining purposes by public sector undertakings (PSU) in Chhattisgarhwithout approval of Union government.A review report of Chhattisgarh State Compensatory, Afforestation, Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) by CAG,… Continue Reading →

Vedanta’s Zambian Unit Halts Output at Mine After Seven Injured

By Matthew Hill  Feb 21, 2014 Konkola Copper Mines Plc, the Vedanta Resources Plc (VED) Zambian unit, temporarily stopped production at its biggest mine after seven workers were injured. One worker is in critical condition after a cage malfunctioned at the Konkola Deep… Continue Reading →

Beachside troubles

Anupam Chakravartty [1] Issue Date: 2014-2-28 Ministry of Mines and Atomic Minerals Directorate move to curb illegal mining and export of beach sand minerals Last month the Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD) demanded a separate body to regulate… Continue Reading →

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