Baba Vijay Das along with other sages and saints have been agitating since the last 551 days.
A vacation bench of Justices M.R. Shah and Aniruddha Bose got annoyed over the allegations of illegal mining of minerals carried out by some companies in the absence of forest clearance from authorities concerned. It said without obtaining forest clearance from the authorities, how could the companies continue to mine under the garb of the high court's status quo order?
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized Rs 133 crore FD after raids at several places associated with mines owner and former Champua MLA Jitu Patnaik over money laundering charges.
The top court said until further orders, "we permit the state government to carry on mining activities through Bihar State Mining Corporation for which it may employ the services of the contractors. However, while doing so, the state government shall ensure that all environment concerns are taken care of and no damage is caused to the environment".
Bhubaneswar: Taking stern action against mining lease violators, the Odisha government today cancelled licenses of six mining leaseholders. The licenses of Arjun Lodha, Mineral Trading, H.G.Pandya & Others, BD Patnaik, Bhanj Mineral and M.R. Das Mines were cancelled after they failed to pay the stipulated penalty imposed by the government for illegal mining. It is […]
Keonjhar: Eight mine leaseholders today deposed before the Keonjhar district administration after notices were served to them under the Odisha Public Demands Recovery (OPDR) Act. According to sources, replies had been sought from the mining lessees as to why their properties should not be confiscated for their alleged involvement in illegal mining in the State. […]
Keonjhar: The mining lessees in Keonjhar will depose before Collector’s court today to present their side in connection with the illegal mining case in the State. The owners include S C Padhi, B D Patnaik, Bhanja Minerals, Faker, Mineral trading syndicate, Mid-east steel, Arayani and sons & S N Dammohapatra. All the mining lessees have […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Saturday started the process to attach property of mine owners, who have not paid penalty for illegal mining activities in different parts of the state. In the first phase, the mining lessees in Keonjhar will appear before Collector’s court to present their side today. Sources said the government has now toughened its […]
Bhubaneswar: The The State government as per the Supreme Court’s directive has begun the process for attachment of property of mine owners, who have not paid penalty for illegal mining activities. Mining lessees at Sundergarh and Keonjhar have been served notices by their respective district administrations to appear before the Collector’s court and present their […]
Bhubaneswar: Sending out a clear message to defaulting mining leaseholders who are yet to pay the penalty for excess and illegal mining, the State Government today said that it will initiate certificate case and confiscate properties of errant leaseholders if they fail to pay their dues. Briefing mediapersons, Minister of Mines, Prafulla Mallick said as […]
Bhubaneswar: Labourers in several mineral rich belts in Odisha are now staring at an uncertain future after being rendered jobless since the closure of mines in their respective regions. The State government had earlier closed down 152 mines based on Shah Commission’s report over illegal mining and now seven more mines have been closed as […]
Bhubaneswar: The State government will spend the penalty collected from leaseholders in 1,000 villages of eight districts, said Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick today. A total penalty of Rs 8,223 crore will be parked with the Odisha Mineral Bearing Area Development Corporation (OMBADC), a special purpose vehicle, constituted in 2014 by the State government, he added. […]
Bhubaneswar: The State Mines department today issued notice to seven mine leaseholders to stop operations as they failed to pay fine by December 31, deadline fixed by the Supreme Court, said Mines director Pradeep Mohanty. A total 131 leaseholders had been asked to pay penalty. Of them 72 mine leaseholders including owners 42 working mines […]
Bhubaneswar: The mining leaseholders, engaged in illegal mining in Odisha, have to pay 100 percent penalty by December 31, ordered the Supreme Court today after rejecting their petition to extend deadline for the payment. After the State government has issued demand notice to 152 leaseholders to pay the penalty of Rs Rs 17,576 for illegal […]
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Mines Department on Wednesday slapped a penalty of Rs 20,169 on Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) over alleged violation of environmental norms and excessive mining. According to sources, the department has issued a show cause notice in this regard asking the Coal India subsidiary to respond within 30 days. The notice was issued […]