Odisha’s revenue jumps by 33%

Mining royalty, vehicle taxes show highest increase till July end this fiscal
Odisha’s revenue collection has jumped by 33% to Rs.13,015 crore till July end this fiscal compared to Rs.9,807 crore during the corresponding period last year.

The revenue from the State’s own tax sources during the current fiscal has grown by 27% with total collection of Rs.9,536 crore, and the revenue from non-tax sources has grown by 51% with a total collection of Rs.3,479 crore, according to a statement issued by the State government. Read more

Courtesy: The Hindu

mm&P delegation calls on Narendra Sawaikar, discusses mining issue

mm&P delegation calls on Narendra Sawaikar, discusses mining issue

Panaji, Aug 10 (UNI) A delegation of Mines, Minerals and People (MM&P) met Member of Parliament from South Goa Narendra Sawaikar in his office at New Delhi on Friday and discussed mining issue.

Panaji, Aug 10 (UNI) A delegation of Mines, Minerals and People (MM&P) met Member of Parliament from South Goa Narendra Sawaikar in his office at New Delhi on Friday and discussed mining issue.

According to a statement here, the delegation was led by Ravi Rabbpragada (Chairman) from Andhra Pradesh, Ashok Sirmali (Secretary General) from Gujarat, Ravindra Velip (Executive Council Member for Goa State) and other Executive Council members from Odisha, Zharkhand, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh.

MM&P has a nation wide network across over 26 states and is an alliance of organisations, groups and individuals. It has effective presence in all the Scheduled V areas as well as in the non-schedules areas.

MM&P discussed with Mr Sawaikar regarding commencement of sustainable and legal mining in Goa which could done by forming a people oriented mining policy.

Chairman Ravi Rebbapragada explained him how the illegal mining was taking place all across India. Other members too shared their experiences.

Ravindra Velip then discussed about the legal hurdles that may be faced if the central government amends the MMDR Act, 1957 and The Goa, Daman and Diu, Abolition of Mining Concessions and Declaration of Mining leases Act, 1987.

Mr Velip then suggested him to undertake a comprehensive study of all the mining affected regions affected by mining before deciding on the Goa Mining Policy.

Courtesy: UNI

Odisha to auction 17 mining blocks during 2018-19 financial year

BHUBANESWAR: Union mines secretary Anil G Mukim on Friday stressed on auction of more mining blocks in Odisha.

Briefing reporters after a meeting with chief minister Naveen Patnaik here, the Union mines secretary said he was informed by the state government officials that around 17 to 18 mining blocks including iron ore blocks will be put for auction during the current financial year.

Odisha is the mining capital of the country. It contributes in a very substantive manner to the mining activity of the country. The state government is very proactive in mining auction process,” said Mukim. Read more

Courtesy: The Times of India

Supreme Court notice to Andhra Pradesh on Polavaram project

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Andhra Pradesh government from Orissa government seeking stay of all construction activities in the Indira Sagar Polavaram project and for quashing the final approval granted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests

A two-member bench comprising Justices Madan B. Lokur and Deepak Gupta issued the notice and posted the matter for further hearing on September 6. The court had earlier sent notice to AP on a writ petition filed by advocate Saravan Kumar on behalf of RELA, NGO. The court also framed issues for adjudication in the suit filed by the Orissa government in 2007 against the project. Read more

Courtesy: Deccan Chronicle

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