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Companies to pay royalties for copper and gold in US after mining law overhaul

This comes as The White House has been pushing to boost domestic mining for minerals needed for electric vehicles, solar panels and other clean energy.

President Joe Biden.(AP)
Published on Sep 13, 2023 06:01 AM IST
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Nila Madhab Panda returns with The Jengaburu Curse, asks ‘dusre kyu nhi banate’

Director Nila Madhab Panda talks to HT about The Jengaburu Curse, said to be India’s first cli-fi series that stars Nasser and Faria Abdullah.

Nasser in a still from The Jengaburu Curse.
Published on Aug 06, 2023 06:12 AM IST

Hasdeo mines: An explainer

At the heart of the conflict over mining in Hasdeo Arand forests is whether Gram Sabha consent was obtained before final nod was granted to the Parsa coal mine

Tribals and activists have been opposing coal mining in the Hasdeo Aranya forests, saying it will damage the biodiversity of the region
Updated on Jun 30, 2023 11:26 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi

Stop auction of 9 coal blocks: Chhattisgarh to Centre

The auction of the nine coal blocks will impact the lives of people in 24 villages and would destroy local ecology, the state government said

In March, the Union government announced the 7th round of its coal mine auctions, in which 101 fields were to be auctioned, including the Tara block in Chhattisgarh’s Hasdeo Arand forest, which has a canopy cover of 81%. (AFP)
Updated on Jun 25, 2023 12:29 AM IST

‘Uninterrupted’ mining can be carried out following partial nod: Centre

The ministry stated that provisions are available in the Handbook of Forest (Conservation) Act 1980 General Approval section to continue mining activity.

The mining industry has welcome the move although some environmentalists have sounded caution.
Updated on Jun 07, 2023 04:56 AM IST
ByJayashree Nandi
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