Mining Ban

  • Goa: A case for mining Part 2 August 18, 2013

    There have been massive agitations in Goa after mining activities were banned in the state. ...
  • Goa: A Case for Mining August 14, 2013

    There have been massive agitations in Goa after mining activities were banned in the state. ...
  • Manohar Parrikar to meet PM for special status for Goa May 23, 2013

    Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in June to press for special status for Goa and demand a special package for the people affected by the mining ban in the state, it was announced in Panaji on Wednesday. "We are hopeful for an appointment with the...
  • SC to decide on Bellary mines barred from mining iron ore today April 18, 2013

    Bangalore: The Supreme Court will on Thursday decide on the fate of mines barred from mining iron ore in Karnataka's Bellary district. A threemember bench will deliver the judgement on a PIL filed three years ago seeking a ban on illegal mining and also a high level inquiry into the...
  • Parrikar announces financial package for mining ban affected March 10, 2013

    Porvorim: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday announced a financial bonanza for those affected by the mining ban in the state on the anniversary of his government's first year in power. "Those families dependent on mining will get Rs.4,000. Those who have lost jobs due to the mining ban will...
  • SC panel recommends mining ban in Goa December 8, 2012

    New Delhi: A Supreme Courtappointed panel on Friday recommended 42 mining leases granted within wildlife sanctuaries or located within one km of the boundaries of national parks and sanctuaries in Goa be revoked and clearances of others be reconsidered. The Central Empowered Committee (CEC) also recommended that 120 mining leases granted...
  • Shah Commission report devoid of facts: Goa miners September 15, 2012

    Panaji: The Justice MB Shah Commission report on illegal mining which led to cancellation of all the 93 mining leases in Goa is "factually incorrect" in several aspects, claimed an apex body of state mining exporters. "We would like to cite that a number of observations made in the Shah Commission...
  • Karnataka: SC lifts ban on mining in 18 mines September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has lifted the ban on mining in 18 mines in category A in the Karnataka illegal mining case. The court has permitted mining subject to the conditions laid down by it. However, the ban on three mines belonging to the Reddy brothers stays. In 2011, the...
  • Bellary: lakhs jobless after SC ban on mining August 12, 2011

    New Delhi: The mining operations in Karnataka's Bellary district have stopped after a Supreme Court order but nearly 17 lakh workers have been left jobless as a result. They say their cultivable land has become infertile and jobless farmers are dependent on a pittance. Mountains being blasted, iron ore furiously dug...