Tipu a pioneer, Tom, Dick & Reddys plunders’

Deccan Chronicle | SHIVAKUMAR G. MALAGI | Nov 09, 2019

According to volume XXV of the Geology of Bellary District, Madras Presidency, published in 1895, Tipu had a mine on the Sugalamma hillock.

Ballari: While the “secular” credentials of 18th Mysuru king, Tipu Sultan have come under scrutiny of late , the Ballari mining community remembers him as a pioneer of scientific mining in this ore rich region. Read more

Rs 50lakh from DMF for construction of toilet!

The Zilla Panchayat (ZP) has decided to utilise Rs50 lakh from District Mineral Foundation (DMF), set up for the specific purpose of undertaking development works in mining-affected areas and helping the mining-affected people, for the construction of a hi-tech toilet at the ZP office.

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Single-window clearance likely for private coal blocks

The Economic Times | Nov 07, 2019

A coal sector executive said private operators of coal blocks suffered because of problems faced in various clearances. The centre wants coal blocks to come on stream in four-five years. It wants to increase the number of coal exploration agencies…

KOLKATA: The government plans to speed up development of coal blocks auctioned to private firms with an online application form and single-window clearance for mining lease, land acquisition and other approvals. It plans to set up a new platform with the help of a software development agency. Read more

Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi announces 300% increase in ex-gratia for fatal coal mine accidents

Orissa Diary | Nov 07, 2019

Talcher: Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi on Thursday announced 300 per cent hike in ex-gratia amount for fatal coal mines accidents from Rs five lakh to Rs 15 lakh, a welfare measure that will cover over 3.5 lakh families of miners working under Coal India and its subsidiaries in eight states of the country.

After undertaking aerial survey and inspection of mining operations of Talcher Coalfields in Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), Odisha, the Minister, addressed the villagers and coal miners after laying foundation stone of MCL DAV School, Lingaraj Area, in Talcher coalfields. Read more

Andhra To Bring New Legislation On Sand Mining Amid Scarcity In State

Republic | Nov 07, 2019

Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy told officials that his government will bring a new law under which stringent measures will be introduced against the violators

Andhra Pradesh government is set to introduce a new legislation to regulate mining, transportation, and the price of sand. Due to the shortage of sand in the state, a meeting was held where Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy told officials that his government will bring a new law under which stringent measures will be introduced against the violators. “An Ordinance will be brought out immediately which will be converted into law during the ensuing assembly session,” Reddy was quoted saying by an official release. The Chief Minister said that the Ordinance will specify the land fixation. He further added that it would give the powers to district collectors and concerned officials at constituency and district levels. He added that the sand distribution should be drastically increased. Read more

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