NMDC gets nod for gold and diamond exploration in Telangana

The Times of India City | August 09, 2019

HYDERABAD: The Telangana government has decided to allow National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) to carry out gold and diamond prospecting in four districts.

Investigations were under way to find diamond in Mahabubnagar, Gadwal, Wanaparthy and Nagarkurnool districts. According to the department of mines and geology report on Telangana mineral resources and initiatives, Geological Survey of India (GSI) has proposed for exploration in Gadwal Schist belt for gold. Read more

After Polavaram project, Andhra govt cancels agreement to develop Machilipatnam port

The News Minute | August 09, 2019

Former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had in February laid the foundation stone for the deep sea port to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 12,000 crore.”,

In another major decision, the Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday cancelled the concession agreement for the development of Machilipatnam port.

The state government issued an order, resuming 412 acres of land which was given on lease. The order issued by the department of industry, infrastructure, investment and commerce, made it clear that the government reserves the liberty to claim compensation for the damages suffered by the government from Machilipatnam Port Private Limited (MPPL). Read more

IFS officer who was ‘whistleblower’ in mining case of BJP’s Bellary brothers is sacked

The Print | August 03, 2019

Kallol Biswas first rose to prominence when he was dealing with BJP leader Gali Janardhan Reddy’s mining firm OMC about a decade ago.

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government has sacked 1991-batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Kallol Biswas, who had come to prominence after serving notices to notorious mining baron of Bellary and Karnataka BJP leader Gali Janardhana Reddy a decade ago. Read more

The disappearance of Aravali Hills

The Indian Express | July 27, 2019

Stretching for some 800 kilometers (430 miles) from Delhi across the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Haryana, the Aravali Hills are believed to date back 350 million years.

New Delhi construction is fueling the devastation of the ancient Aravali Hills, impacting water, desertification, and air pollution.

Stretching for some 800 kilometers (430 miles) from Delhi across the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Haryana, the Aravali Hills are believed to date back 350 million years, making them even older than the Himalayas. Read more

The disappearance of India’s Aravali Hills

dw.com | July 25, 2019

New Delhi construction is fueling the devastation of India’s ancient Aravali Hills, impacting water, desertification and air pollution.

Stretching for some 800 kilometers (430 miles) from Delhi across the Indian states of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana, the Aravali Hills are believed to date back 350 million years, making them even older than the Himalayas. Read more

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