Tag: Illegal Mining

Odisha issues show-cause notices to mining leaseholders

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government today issued show cause notices to mining leaseholders for violating production limits set under the mining plan and consent to operate permit on the lines of forest and environmental norms. Directing the lessees to keep their views within 10 days, the Deputy Director of Mines of Koira Circle in a letter said, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Illegal Mining: Odisha govt issues notice to 152 leaseholders

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government, on Monday, issued notice to as many as 152 mining leaseholders for engaging in illegal mining and not abiding by environment clearance norms. Among the 152 leaseholders, 47 in the Koida Mining Circle (KMC) in Sundargarh were also issued notice, to pay penalty to the State for not complying with the environment […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Naveen’s best administrator award is publicity stunt: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: Taking a dig at Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said the CM’s credibility as an administrator has been exposed by the Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling on mines scam in the State. The Outlook India Speakout best administrator award is just a publicity stunt and like blowing one’s own trumpet. […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Illegal mining: BJP to move court to ensure full penalty from lessees

Bhubaneswar: Alleging unholy nexus between the Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government and mining companies, the State unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today said the party will seek the help of court to ensure recovery of 100% penalty from errant companies. Speaking at a press meet here at the party headquarters, general secretary […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Illegal mining: Odisha expects to collect Rs 20,000 crore as penalty

Bhubaneswar:  Odisha Government on Tuesday decided to collect a fine of around Rs 20,000 crores from the companies engaged in the illegal mining as per the Supreme Court’s order. While the government is targeting Rs 17,575 crore as penalty for violation of environmental norms, it is expecting an additional Rs 2,000 crore from violation of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
SC order on illegal mining: BJP cries foul over delay in notices to erring firms

Bhubaneswar: Even three days after the Supreme Court judgment directing 100 per cent penalty on illegal mining, the State government is still in the dark on the amount of fine to be imposed on the lessees and analysing legal aspects of the order to finalise the amount. The delay in issuing notice to the illegal […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Mandatory GPS for mineral carrying vehicles comes into effect in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to bring transparency in mining, Odisha government has made installation of Global Positioning System (GPS) mandatory for all trucks involved in transporting of minerals from today onwards. Steel & Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick informed that no vehicles in Odisha can transport minerals without GPS from today. At present, 32,000 trucks are […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
'IBM-ISRO MoU soon to track illegal mining'

Bhubaneswar: An agreement between Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will be inked soon to track illegal mining across the country, Union Mines secretary Balvinder Kumar said here today. He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new building of IBM here. Kumar said plans have been […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
NMDC keen to augment mineral production in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: State-run NMDC Ltd has offered to augment mineral production in Odisha, which is likely to be hit by shortage of iron ore due to closure of mines. N Baijendra Kumar, CMD of NMDC, has written to the Odisha government in this regard, official sources said. A delegation from the company had also recently met […]

  • Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Unbridled stone blasting threatens ecology in Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: Despite stringent laws to curb illegal stone quarrying, rampant blasting in stone mines near Sarisua village under Kaptipada tehsil of Mayurbhanj continue to threat human lives and disturb ecological balance by depleting green cover. Locals allege that mafia continue to plunder the mining areas by excavating tonnes of stones on a daily basis without even […]

  • Thursday, 24 June 2021
Jajpur admin seals ‘illegal mining quarries’ at Dankari hills

Jajpur: Continuing its crackdown on the illegal mining activities, the Jajpur district administration along with Superintendent of Police today conducted raids and sealed several illegal mining quarries by installing red flags at Dankari hills under Dharmasala Tehsil here. The administration has also imposed Section 144 in the area. The move of the administration came after […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Locals suffer as illegal blasting continues unabated in Bargarh

Bargarh: The residents of Sambalpuri village in Bargarh district are having a harrowing time due to the high intensity sound of alleged illegal blasting in a stone quarry in the region. With the use of JCB and driller machines, and also by performing blasts, tonnes of stones are being allegedly smuggled from the quarry. On […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Notices likely to 75 leases for illegal mining in Odisha

The Centre may issue show cause notices to companies, including SAIL, Tata Steel, Essel Mining, JSPL and OMC, that hold 75 leases where illegal mining of iron and manganese ores was found by the Shah Commission

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
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Cabinet approves ATR on Shah Commission on illegal mining

M B Shah Commission report on illegal mining in Odisha will be tabled on Friday in Parliament

  • Monday, 21 June 2021
Odisha government not in favour of illegal mining probe by CBI

The Odisha government is not in favour of holding a CBI inquiry into cases of illegal mining in the state, as recommended by the Justice M B Shah Commission

  • Monday, 21 June 2021