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Tainted mine owners be debarred from bidding in mines auction: Srikant Jena

Bhubaneswar: Former Union Minister Srikant Jena on Tuesday demanded that tainted mine owners be debarred from bidding for mines auction in Odisha and steps taken to protect the interest of the state and its people. “Necessary steps must be taken to ensure that all the tainted mine owners who were involved in illegal mining and […]

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Prafulla Mallick to attend mining ministers' meet in Goa today

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Mines Minister Prafulla Mallick will attend the meeting of Mines Ministers at Panaji in Goa today. Ministers of around 21 mineral-rich States are scheduled to congregate there to discuss various issues related to mining. The meeting which will be chaired by Union Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar will would provide an appropriate […]

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Penalty from mining leaseholders to be spent for tribal development

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. […]

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Mining operations to be stopped for defaulters from Jan 1: Minister

Bhubaneswar: Mining leaseholders, who have failed to pay fine as ordered by the Supreme Court, will be barred to operate from January 1, said Mines minister Prafulla Mallick today. The State government will submit a report before the Supreme Court on January 1, the minister stated. He added that the exact fine amount will be […]

Minister accepts illegal mining rampant, to hold DGPS survey across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to curb illegal mining and transportation of minor minerals including sand in Odisha, Mines minister Prafulla Mallick today said differential global positioning system (DGPS) survey will be undertaken at all 314 tehsils by March next year and i3MS system will be installed to generate computerised permit. Talking to mediapersons after holding […]

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BJP for impartial probe into nexus between Debi Mishra, arrested IAS officer

Bhubaneswar: The BJP today demanded a thorough and impartial probe into the unholy nexus between minister Debi Prasad Mishra and arrested IAS officer and OSIC MD Partha Sarathi Mishra. Addressing a press conference here, BJP state vice president Samir Mohanty said the tainted IAS officer was collecting money for Mishra as his agent. “But as […]

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Dharmendra launches national seismic programme

Balasore: The national seismic programme aimed at tracing hydro-carbon resources was launched in Mahanadi basin at Taranga village under Soro block in Balasore district today. The programme was inaugurated by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan in presence of Odisha’s Steel and Mines minister Prafulla Mallick. Inaugurating the event, the Union minister said […]

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Vedanta to get bauxite from Kodingamali mines

Bhubaneswar: Mines minister Prafulla Mallick on Wednesday said the Odisha government has decided to provide bauxite to Vedanta’s Lanjigarh alumina factory from the Kodingamali mines in Koraput through Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC). Briefing newsmen here today, the Mines minister, said, “OMC has got the mining lease of Kodingamali mines located in Koraput. We will provide […]

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Mallick to attend Mines Ministers' meet at Jaipur today

Odisha Mines minister Prafulla Mallick and Mines Secretary Deepak Mohanty will attend a meeting organized by the Union Mines Ministry at Jaipur in Rajasthan on Friday

Minister asks Posco to clarify its stand

Mines minister Prafulla Mallick today said South Korean steel major Posco should first discuss with the State government and make its stand clear on the eight-million-tonne steel plant project in Jagatsinghpur district

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Odisha to give bauxite to Vedanta: Mines Minister

An Odisha minister on Saturday said that rejection of the mining proposal on Niyamgiri hills was 'unfortunate' and steps would be taken to alternatively source bauxite for Vedanta's refinery

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