Centre asks Maharashtra to identify more mines for auction
Steel and Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to identify more mines for auction. Tomar met Fadnavis on the sidelines of the ´Make in India Week´ in Mumbai and discussed issues related to steel and mines sector in the state, the Mines Ministry shared.
Vedanta to shut Lanjigarh plant
A collapse in aluminium prices and lack of availability of bauxite from Odisha had forced Vedanta to opt for a gradual closure of its Lanjigarh facility in the state. Aluminium prices globally have collapsed in the past few months and the current indications are that this trend will continue.
States to put 82 blocks for auction
The 12 mineral producing states will put 82 mining blocks containing minerals such as iron ore, bauxite, limestone under the hammer by October-November this year, a top government official informed.
Green nod for bauxite mining near Marine Park
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has recently given its nod to two Bauxite mining projects, located in close proximity to the Marine National Park and a wildlife sanctuary in Jamnagar.
Government reluctant to reserve manganese mines for end-users
In the recent mineral auction rules, which have been made according to the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015 (MMDRA Act), the Centre has proposed to empower state governments to reserve the licences for bauxite, limestone and iron-ore mines to end-users, according to their necessity, but is reluctant to give a similar condition for manganese mines.
L&T presses for ML over two bauxite deposits
Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro has renewed bids to secure mining rights over Sijimali and Kutrumali bauxite deposits across Kalahandi and Rayagada districts after the enforcement of the Mines & Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act, 2015.
Nalco plans wind, solar power projects
The National Aluminium Company (Nalco) plans to set up a 100 MW wind power plant with an investment of Rs 660 crore. The company plans to set up the project shortly in India,
Odisha govt considers Vedanta's proposal
Odisha is reportedly considering the suggestion of Vedanta Aluminium to allow mining of laterite, which can be used as a substitute for bauxite, in the state. At a presentation to the ministers of Odisha government
Vedanta Resources suggested the prospects of mining laterite. The company informed that laterite can be used as a