Telangana Today | Feb 20, 2023
The meeting was chaired by chairperson of the body Ravi Rebbapragada and attended by 15 members belonging to 16 states
Mancherial: Members of Mines, Mineral and People (MMP), a national network of voluntary organisations that works for rights of people affected by mining, held a meeting in Mancherial on Sunday. The meeting was chaired by chairperson of the body Ravi Rebbapragada and attended by 15 members belonging to 11 states.
News Click | Ayaskant Das | 04 Feb 2023
The Supreme Court has set clear deadlines for the settlement of land compensation and rehabilitation issues.
New Delhi: Local communities in an adivasi-dominated district of western Odisha have forcibly shut down at least two coal mines, alleging that outstanding issues pertaining to land compensation and their rehabilitation have not been settled. As a result, operations have remained in complete limbo in Sundargarh district’s Jamkhani and Siarmal open cast projects for over a month, even as government authorities and mine owners have failed to arrive at a consensus with agitating locals.
The Hindu | Jan 04, 2023
The Chief Minister, addressing a public meeting after inaugurating projects for public use and laying foundation stone for new ones in Ballari, reiterates his government’s commitment to developing Kalyana Karnataka region
Reiterating his government’s commitment to developing Kalyana Karnataka region, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday said that both the Union and the State governments are generously releasing funds for the development of the region.
He also said that his government has resolved all technical problems and is persuading the Supreme Court to release the entire District Mineral Foundation (DMF) funds for taking up development activities in Ballari. Read more
Lagatar News | Jan 07, 2023
Ranchi, Jan 7: Jharkhand’s Principal Auditor General (PAG) revealed the misappropriation of Rs seven crore in the audit report of the District Mineral Foundation Trust (DMFT) fund created for the development of Chatra’s mining area.
The audit report was submitted to the Chief Secretary on April 22, 2022. In the report, it has been recommended to recover the amount that has been falsified and made wrong by the then Deputy Commissioners of the district.
The Print | Jan 05, 2023
Geoheritage Sites & Geo-relics (Preservation & Maintenance) Bill lets govt declare a site to be of national importance, with 100m area around it ‘prohibited’ & 200m area ‘restricted’.
New Delhi: India’s rich geological monuments that capture the Earth’s tumultuous, evolving history in the form of rocks, sediment, and fossils, are at the grave risk of being wiped out, experts have said, highlighting the need for a law to protect these from erosion.
The warning has not gone unheeded, with the Narendra Modi government putting out a draft bill last month, for the preservation and maintenance of India’s geological heritage sites and relics. The draft Geoheritage Sites and Geo-relics (Preservation and Maintenance) Bill, 2022, published for “public consultation” by the Ministry of Mines on 15 December, aims to protect and preserve these sites for “geological studies, education, research, and for future generations as it is a non-renewable asset”.