Smart Cities, Smart Villages
People are moving from villages to cities. They are moving, looking for security, livelihoods and for a better living. The largest chunk of people, mainly women, move on account of marriage, but we consider this as a secondary cause, triggered by the primary drivers.
Odisha´s mining revenue up 17 percentage
After a sluggish beginning this fiscal, mining revenue in Odisha increased in July and August, buoyed by government orders to reopen over 30 mines post the promulgation of the Mines and Minerals (Development & Regulation) Amendment Act, 2015.
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.
Odisha targets Rs.6,600 crore mining revenue
The state government aims to generate mining revenue worth Rs 6,600 crore during the current financial year, said an official statement shortly after review of the annual activity of the steel and mines department here.
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.