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SC unhappy with mining activities in Odisha without forest clearance
SC unhappy with mining activities in Odisha without forest clearance

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?

Illegal Mining: 8 mine owners to appear before Keonjhar collector’s court

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 […]

Odisha model State in District Mineral Foundation performance

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has emerged top among all states in raising and utilising funds under District Mineral Foundation (DMF), said Chief Secretary AP Padhi today. According to Padhi, the Union Cabinet Secretary who held a review meeting with all chief secretaries via video conference hailed Odisha’s performance. “He appreciated our collection mechanism and asked other States […]

Odisha to create ‘Shelf of Projects’ for optimum utilisation of DMF

Bhubaneswar: With an aim to properly utilise funds under district mineral foundation (DMF), the Odisha government has decided to create a ‘Shelf of Projects’ in five districts. After a meeting with Collectors of five districts at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar today, Chief Secretary AP Padhi said, “The district administration has been asked to prepare […]

stone mining
Ambient air quality monitoring in mining areas of Odisha soon

Bhubaneswar: Keeping in view large scale pollution in mining areas and major junction routes in the state, the steel and mines department will soon have ambient air quality monitoring systems soon. This was decided at a high level state task force meeting convened under the chairmanship of chief secretary at the State Secretariat through video […]

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

  • Thursday, 22 Jul 2021
  • DGPS
EOW bank fraud
EOW arrests mining trader for Rs 4.5 crore bank fraud

Cuttack: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Crime Branch (CB) today arrested mining trader Pravanjan Mohanty in connection with a Rs 4.5 crore bank fraud. The anti-corruption wing of CB on Monday arrested Mohanty, the managing director of JBS Mineral and Overseas firm, following an order from the Orissa High Court. As per […]

mining in odisha
Odisha strictly following instructions on GPS in trucks, says Minister

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has made the installation of GPS (global positioning system) in the mineral transporting trucks mandatory to bring transparency in mines business, said steel and mines minister Prafulla Mallik. The GPS device, which is linked to the Integrated Mines and Mineral Management System or i3MS software, aims to stop illegal transportation of minerals, […]

  • Thursday, 22 Jul 2021
  • GPS
IMFA protest
IMFA workers protest mining ban

Cuttack: Hundreds of workers staged a dharna in front of the plant of India Metals and Ferro Alloys (IMFA) at Choudwar in Cuttack protesting the order of the Odisha Pollution Control Board to ban mining at the Mahagiri and Sukinda Chromite mines of the company. Ban on mining by IMFA, the only large scale industry […]

  • Thursday, 22 Jul 2021
  • Ban
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 Jul 2021
  • GPS
Niyamgiri - Anti-Vedanta protests
Anti-Vedanta protests rear head again

Lanjigarh: The anti-Vedanta protests reared head once again after the Niyamgiri Suraksha Samiti staged a demonstration in front of the company’s Lanjigarh plant. Hundreds of tribals along with members of various forums took out a rally and staged a dharna in front of the plant. According to sources, the protestors also tried to break the […]

talcher pollution
Pollution due to mining engulfs Talcher, locals aggrieved

Talcher: Dust and smoke pollution menace arising out of rampant mining activities in Talcher has put on a demonic form throwing normal life of city denizens out of gear while resulting in different kinds of diseases. As per sources, the Central Pollution Control Board in 2009-10 had earlier identified Talcher-Angul among the critical polluted category […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • CPCB
Odisha leases out 18 mines

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has granted leases of 18 mines for a period of 50 years including a bauxite mining lease to State-owned Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC). The state government has already received Rs 500 crore from these concerned mines as stamp duty and in future it will receive more revenue in way of mining […]

Protection, upkeep of environment should be a constitutional mandate: Justice Pasayat

Bhubaneswar:  “Environmental protection has now become a matter of grave concern for human existence. Therefore, protecting and conserving environment should be a constitutional mandate,” said Dr Justice Arijit Pasayat, Vice-Chairman, Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Black Money and former Judge of the Supreme Court. Delivering the 16th edition of Nalco Foundation Day Lecture Series on […]

OMC allowed to export iron ore

Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet on Monday allowed state-run Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) to export iron ore, a decision expected to help the company meet its revised ore production target for the current year. The Cabinet also approved the amendment in the long term ore linkage policy through OMC to clear its supply glut through other […]

Mines ministers' meet on May 27 to discuss auction of minor minerals

Bhubaneswar: The Centre has raised concerns over the lack of transparency in the auctioning of minor mineral resources like sand and stones. Participating in a program in Bhubaneswar, Union Secretary of Mines, Balwinder Kumar said a detailed discussion in the regard will be held with the Mines ministers of States on May 27. The secretary […]

Centre blames States for delay in mining clearances

Bhubaneswar: The Central government today passed the buck on to the State governments saying the delay in getting forest and environment clearances stems from the delay in filing of application by States. At a workshop in Bhubaneswar today, IG of Union Forest and Environment ministry Deepak Kumar Sinha said that State governments are not providing […]

DMF utilization for development of mining districts soon

Bhubaneswar: The utilization of money collected for the District Mineral Fund (DMF) will soon be utilized for the development of the districts affected by mining activities, informed Steel and Mines Secretary RK Sharma at the Minerals and Metals Odisha Conclave 2016 organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, Odisha Chapter here today. “We have started […]

Odisha lets 3 more mines to reopen
Odisha lets 3 more mines to reopen

The State government today ordered reopening of three more closed mines basing on the recommendations of inter-departmental committee on mines. Talking to mediapersons, State Mines minister Prafulla Mallik said the lease holders have been asked to make additional lease deed of the concerned mines

Mines ordinance: BJD terms Centre’s act ‘undemocratic’
Mines ordinance: BJD terms Centre’s act ‘undemocratic’

A day after Presidential assent to the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance, 2015, the Biju Janta Dal (BJD) on Wednesday termed the Centre’s act as undemocratic here