• No MoU on sea sand mining: CM

    The Kerala Chief Minister on Monday played down the controversy shrouding the sea sand mining project, maintaining no MoU has been signed for the same. The Government has only agreed to carry out an

  • Dwindling resources

    Villagers in Koratagere taluk, Karnataka, are against sand quarrying on the banks of the Suvarnamukhi river as it has affected the ground water level in the area. Setting up sub-canals for irrigating

  • Indonesia weighs mining in protected forests

    Indonesia is considering issuing a decree to allow mining firms to operate in areas protected by the country's forestry law, Mines and Energy Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said. Purnomo said the 1999

  • Jindal firm gets chorme land on a platter

    The Navin Patnaik government (Orissa) is set to hand over the lion's share of chrome-ore mining on lease to Jindal Strips Ltd through a joint venture ostensibly on the basis of a report of the

  • Govt to approach GSI, NIO for feasibility study

    In a bid to clear the controversy surrounding the sea sand mining issue, the Govt has decided to approach central research agencies, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) and the National Institute of

  • Stir planned against sea-sand mining

    The Kerala Matsya Thozhilali Aikyavedi (TUCI) has decided to agitate against the government move to accord permission for sea sand mining.The state government had entered into an MoU with a

  • Call for total ban on sea-sand mining

    The draft fisheries policy which calls for vesting the ownership of all fishing craft and gear with the traditional fisherfolk and a total ban on sea-sand mining, was adopted at a high-level meeting

  • Fish workers to launch protest

    A joint convention of the Matsyathozhilali Samyuktha Samithi held in Thiruvananthapuram today decided to launch protest against the move for sea sand mining from March

  • Orissa Congress seeks probe into chrome mining deal

    The Orissa Pradesh Congress Committee has demanded a CBI probe into the alleged irregularities in the decision to allow a private company to extract chrome ore from the Tangarpada mines in Dhenkanal

  • Strict vigil curbs diamond mining at Suttatmale Hill

    Strict vigil by the Forest department has temporarily curbed illegal mining of diamonds being carried out since the last few years at Suttatmale Hills situated on the borders of South Kanara and

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