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Open cast coal mines at Jharia in Dhanbad.(Representative Photo/HT)

Centre proposes to take over mine auction, some states oppose

By Gerard de Souza, Chetan Chauhan, New Delhi/goa
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 10:35 PM IST
  • The amendment also empowers the Central government to auction mines, which the states have failed to auction. Of the 143 such mines listed for auctioning, states have auctioned only 7 since 2015, the amendment said.
Mining of sand, coarse sand and other minor minerals(Reuters)
Mining of sand, coarse sand and other minor minerals(Reuters)

Karnataka govt to use new tech to survey mineral reserves: Minister

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:26 PM IST
The previous governments used old technology to survey the mineral reserves. We will use the latest technology and this will help get accurate information, Nirani was quoted as saying in an official press release.
Representative image(HT photo)
Representative image(HT photo)

Crackdown on illegal mining in Uttarakhand, Strict curbs in US Nagar

Hindustan Times, Rudrapur | By Mohan Rajput | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Illegal mining is rampant in US Nagar. Khatima, Sitarganj, Kichha, Bazpur and Kashipur are the main areas where illegal mining is witnessed throughout the year.
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Himachal to enlist drones to check illegal mining

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Area in which illegal mining is carried out.(HT PHOTO/For representation)
Area in which illegal mining is carried out.(HT PHOTO/For representation)

Mining official confronts driver of tractor carrying sand, almost run over

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By HT Correspondent, Ambala
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Driver of vehicle carrying illegally mined sand first abuses team and then jumps off running tractor trolley, which almost crushes the team’s car
Various mining-affected villages have filed proposals for improvement of their village assets, including water resources and agricultural fields, and have sought funds from the DMFs’ kitty to alleviate their woes.(HT Photo)
Various mining-affected villages have filed proposals for improvement of their village assets, including water resources and agricultural fields, and have sought funds from the DMFs’ kitty to alleviate their woes.(HT Photo)

Misuse of Mineral Foundation funds: HC asks Goa to respond in two weeks

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 04:57 PM IST
The petition has alleged that the Goa government has neglected the demands by those affected by mining and has instead diverted the funds for Covid-19 management
An FIR has been registered at the Surajpur police station under Indian Penal Code sections 379 (theft) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property), police said.(HT)
An FIR has been registered at the Surajpur police station under Indian Penal Code sections 379 (theft) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property), police said.(HT)

7 held for illegal mining in Greater Noida

Noida | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jasra Afreen
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 09:41 PM IST
Those held have been identified as Jagvendra, Manoj Kumar, Mahendra Singh, Rajesh Pal, Rambabu Singh, Lalit Kumar and Hari Om, a police spokesperson said.
Representative photo.(MS Nawaz/HT)
Representative photo.(MS Nawaz/HT)

Uttarakhand govt eases commercial mining on private land, empowers district magistrates to give permission

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Earlier, the patta holder had to seek the permission from state government for mining of river bed material.
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Four held for illegal mining in Phillaur

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Jalandhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Police have also seized a JCB machine from the village where illegal mining was underway on 46 kanals.

Sukhbir warns officials against aiding illegal mining, goonda tax

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 11:20 PM IST
Alleging that the Congress was looting the state exchequer, Sukhbir said the Capt Amarinder Singh government had first claimed that it would realise 1,000 crore from sand mining, but it has collected only 38 crore to date. He said under the new mining policy in July, sand mines were auctioned for 309 crore after forming seven clusters to favour monopolisation.
Computer Baba has accused the MP government of failing to check illegal mining of sand from the banks of Narmada river(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo/File)
Computer Baba has accused the MP government of failing to check illegal mining of sand from the banks of Narmada river(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo/File)

Computer Baba camping in MP with 300 saints to stop ‘illegal’ mining

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Sehore district collector Ajay Gupta denied any illegal mining was taking place in the area and the MP mining minister said the job of dealing with illegal mining, if any, should be best left to administration.
Even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has expedited the probe into illegal mining, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has detected large irregularities in mineral mining in the state in 2016-17.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)
Even as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has expedited the probe into illegal mining, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has detected large irregularities in mineral mining in the state in 2016-17.(Representative Image/AFP File Photo)

Large irregularities in mineral mining: CAG

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2019 09:27 AM IST
The CAG observed that in various districts the excavation of the mineral was done without environment clearance.
The tribals, however, stated the protest under the banner of Sanyukt Panchayat Samiti and demanded to stop the mining operations.(PTI representative Image)
The tribals, however, stated the protest under the banner of Sanyukt Panchayat Samiti and demanded to stop the mining operations.(PTI representative Image)

Tribals start indefinite protest against mining in Dantewada hill

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 10:19 PM IST
The tribals, however, stated the protest under the banner of Sanyukt Panchayat Samiti and demanded to stop the mining operations.
The Union environment ministry has given environmental clearance for open cast coal mining in Parsa in Chhattisgarh’s dense Hasdeo Arand forests. (Photo by Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
The Union environment ministry has given environmental clearance for open cast coal mining in Parsa in Chhattisgarh’s dense Hasdeo Arand forests. (Photo by Manoj Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Centre’s nod for mining in 170,000 hectares of forest in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Hasdeo Arand is one of the largest contiguous stretches of very dense forest in central India, spanning about 170,000 hectares.
The mine falls in one of the largest contiguous stretches of very dense forest called Hasdeo Arand that spans 170,000 hectares.
The mine falls in one of the largest contiguous stretches of very dense forest called Hasdeo Arand that spans 170,000 hectares.

Adani closer to mining in green zone in Chhattisgarh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 02:16 PM IST
In 2009, the environment ministry categorised Hasdeo Arand a so-called “no-go” area for mining because of its rich forest cover
Rescue team taking out body of the dead illegal miners from Kapsara coal mines of ECL that collapsed on Wednesday morning in Dhanbad January 23,2019(Bijay-Hindustan Times)
Rescue team taking out body of the dead illegal miners from Kapsara coal mines of ECL that collapsed on Wednesday morning in Dhanbad January 23,2019(Bijay-Hindustan Times)

3 feared dead as roof collapses during illegal mining in Dhanbad

Hindustan Times, Dhanbad | By Pankaj Kumar, Dhanbad
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2019 11:33 AM IST
The incident spot is within 20m of the Kapasara opencast mine, which is operated by an outsourced company named BGM&M (pvt) Limited.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday hauled up the Meghalaya government on the issue of illegal coal mining in the state.(AFP)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday hauled up the Meghalaya government on the issue of illegal coal mining in the state.(AFP)

SC bans coal transportation in Meghalaya after Jan 31

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Citing the recent incidents of miners getting trapped, the Supreme Court said that it shows that the state government has failed to contain illegal mining.
The industrial growth in 2015-16 and 2016-17 was reported to be 8% and 7.9% respectively.(Representative image)
The industrial growth in 2015-16 and 2016-17 was reported to be 8% and 7.9% respectively.(Representative image)

UP’s industrial sector grew 3.7% in 2017-18; mining outpaced all

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Industrial growth was ‘sluggish’ in The industrial growth in 2015-16 and 2016-17 was reported to be 8% and 7.9% respectively. while agriculture fared much better amid talk about an industry-friendly climate in the state, government data showed.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said he did not fear facing the CBI for questioning in the UP mining scam but accused the BJP of misusing the agency for its political purposes (File Photo)(HT Photo)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav said he did not fear facing the CBI for questioning in the UP mining scam but accused the BJP of misusing the agency for its political purposes (File Photo)(HT Photo)

‘CBI doesn’t vote’: Akhilesh Yadav attacks BJP over timing of probe in mining scam

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 11:33 PM IST
The CBI on Saturday carried out searches at 14 places in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi in an ongoing investigation of a case relating to alleged illegal mining of minor minerals in the state’s Hamirpur district between 2012 and 2016, when Akhilesh Yadav was chief minister.
In this file photo taken on December 30, 2018 Indian Navy divers are lowered into a mine with a pulley during rescue operations to help 15 miners trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in Ksan village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.(AFP File Photo)
In this file photo taken on December 30, 2018 Indian Navy divers are lowered into a mine with a pulley during rescue operations to help 15 miners trapped by flooding in an illegal coal mine in Ksan village in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.(AFP File Photo)

NGT imposes Rs 100 crore fine on Meghalaya govt for failing to curb illegal mining

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2019 11:25 PM IST
At least 15 miners are trapped in the 370 foot-deep illegal coal mine in Lumthari village of East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya since December 13 and all efforts to pump the water out of flooded mine have been in vain.
Bhavnagar police said a couple of policemen were also injured in stone-pelting by the protesting farmers from 11 villages in Bhavnagar district.(PTI/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Bhavnagar police said a couple of policemen were also injured in stone-pelting by the protesting farmers from 11 villages in Bhavnagar district.(PTI/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Farmers, police clash in Gujarat during protest against limestone mining

Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2019 06:12 PM IST
Several farmers were injured when police resorted to lathi-charge during a protest against limestone mining by cement company in Mahuva taluka of Gujarat on Wednesday.
Maharashtra government has banned all forms of mining with 59 villages in the wildlife corridor connecting Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary in Kolhapur in Maharashtra to Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka.(Pratik Chorge/HT File)
Maharashtra government has banned all forms of mining with 59 villages in the wildlife corridor connecting Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary in Kolhapur in Maharashtra to Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary in Karnataka.(Pratik Chorge/HT File)

Maharashtra bans mining in Sindhudurg green hotspot

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 03:17 PM IST
The forests are a crucial wildlife corridor and are home to not only around 22 to 25 endangered tigers but also to leopards, elephants, sloth bears, civets and Maharashtra’ state animal, the Indian giant squirrel.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from ParsaKente Collieries Ltd (PKCL), a subsidiary of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (RRVUNL) over a plea seeking cancellation of coal blocks allocated to it and being run by Adani Enterprises Ltd.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from ParsaKente Collieries Ltd (PKCL), a subsidiary of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Ltd (RRVUNL) over a plea seeking cancellation of coal blocks allocated to it and being run by Adani Enterprises Ltd.(HT Photo)

Supreme Court seeks colliery reply on mining

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2018 11:14 PM IST
The petition said the Adani Group owns 74% stake in the company and that the rest is held by RRVUNL. The company was re-allocated the coal block and allowed to carry on mining in 2015, it claimed.
A prominent Meghalaya activist and her friend were beaten up suspected coal mafia in East Jaintia Hills while checking out reports of illegal mining.(File Photo/AFP)
A prominent Meghalaya activist and her friend were beaten up suspected coal mafia in East Jaintia Hills while checking out reports of illegal mining.(File Photo/AFP)

NPP leader behind attack: Meghalaya woman beaten up by suspected coal mafia

Hindustan Times, Shillong | By David Laitphlang
PUBLISHED ON NOV 26, 2018 12:06 AM IST
The women came under attack when they were taking pictures of coal-laden trucks Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills district on November 8 to expose alleged illegal mining. Seven people, including a woman, have been arrested in the case.
The threat of desertification is real for south Haryana, thanks to decrease in open forest cover in Aravalli range the last three decades. This deforestation of the range — which leads to less moisture in air — leads to sand storms and they might get worse if the pace of degradation continues.(REUTERS)
The threat of desertification is real for south Haryana, thanks to decrease in open forest cover in Aravalli range the last three decades. This deforestation of the range — which leads to less moisture in air — leads to sand storms and they might get worse if the pace of degradation continues.(REUTERS)

The SC order on Aravalli is not just about illegal mining

Hindustan Times | By KumKum Dasgupta
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 11:09 AM IST
It must trigger a national debate and discussion not just on air pollution but also the rising threat of desertification
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Rajasthan government to stop illegal mining in a 115.34-hectare area in Aravalli hills within 48 hours.(HT/Photo for representation)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Rajasthan government to stop illegal mining in a 115.34-hectare area in Aravalli hills within 48 hours.(HT/Photo for representation)

Supreme Court asks Rajasthan government to stop illegal mining in Aravalli hills in 48 hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Bhadra Sinha, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2018 11:27 PM IST
The Supreme Court referred to a report that said 31 hills or hillocks have vanished in Rajasthan’s Aravalli area. The disappearance of hills in Rajasthan could be one reason for the rise in pollution levels in Delhi, the court said.
A truck without a registration number at a mining site in Dera bassi.(HT Photo)
A truck without a registration number at a mining site in Dera bassi.(HT Photo)

Illegal mining: Sand mafia using vehicles without registration numbers in Mohali

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 10:56 PM IST
The drivers of sand-laden vehicles get booked while owners go scot-free.
The district administration can only conduct raids, and needs the support of all other departments to rein in illegal sand mining, which is rampant in Mohali.(HT File Photo)
The district administration can only conduct raids, and needs the support of all other departments to rein in illegal sand mining, which is rampant in Mohali.(HT File Photo)

Illegal mining in Mohali: Five depts on the job without coordination

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Saurabh Chauhan, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 02:55 PM IST
Admn, police, mining, excise and taxation and forest departments far from being in control
Rajaji Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)
Rajaji Tiger Reserve.(HT Photo)

No mining within 10 km from boundaries of national parks: HC to U’khand govt

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Neeraj Santoshi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2018 09:59 PM IST
The Uttarakhand high court on Wednesday directed the state government to ensure that there was no mining within 10 km from boundaries of national wildlife parks in the state without nod of the National Wildlife Board
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