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Odisha govt to allocate all non-coal mines on auction routes
2015-01-06 02:08:53
Odisha cabinet on Monday decided to allocate all non-coal mines in the state through the public auction route. ...More »
Odisha to miss mining revenue target, mulls over idea to ask captive miners to up production
2014-12-22 01:34:35
The Odisha government is unlikely to mop up targeted revenue from mining sources thanks to the mining scam and due to less average sale prices of different grades of iron ore ...More »
Neglecting sponge iron industry makes Odisha poorer
2014-12-08 18:22:51
Iron and steel production is the biggest metallurgical industry in India which is meeting the fast growing demands of steel in various sectors. The major raw materials require...More »
Essar Steel commissions Rs 6,000 crore pellet plant in Odisha
2014-11-27 18:26:25
Leading steel producer Essar Steel on Thursday announced the commissioning of its 6 MTPA Integrated Pellet Complex (IPC) in Odisha. ...More »
Jindal Steel dumps $10 billion project after SC coal order
2014-11-25 17:48:11
The Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) has reportedly scrapped the proposed USD 10 billion coal-to-liquid (CTL) project at Angul in Odisha after the Supreme Court decision ...More »
Govt committed to Posco steel project
2014-11-18 00:02:47
The Union government is optimistic that proposed Rs 52,000-crore Posco steel project at Paradip in Odisha would be back on the rails soon. ...More »
Odisha may tied up with NMDC to explore iron ore
2014-11-16 19:18:04
The Odisha government is likely all set to tie-up with the country’s largest public sector miner NMDC to jointly explore iron ore. The state’s decision comes in the wake of a ...More »
Odisha to prepare a comprehensive exist plan for exhausted coal mines
2014-11-10 19:35:50
Shaken by the coal block allocation and illegal mining scam, Odisha government has decided to prepare a comprehensive exit plan for exhausted coal mines involving state govern...More »
President signs ordinance for private mining and sale of coal
2014-10-22 05:11:41
The ordinance on the coal sector, which was signed by President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday, allows factories or power stations fueled by cancelled coal blocks to be put up fo...More »
Nalco likely to file review petition in Apex Court on coal block deallocation issue
2014-09-28 14:32:46
Stung by the Supreme Court’s judgment on deallocation of coal block to the Navaratna Company, National Aluminium Company (Nalco) is mulling over the possibility of filing a re...More »
De-allocation of operating coal mines to severely impact metal sector: Crisil
2014-09-24 18:27:40
Supreme Court de-allocates all but four captive coal blocks...More »
SC verdict on coalgate scam proves a damp squib for Naveen
2014-08-25 17:36:57
The historic verdict on Monday by the Supreme Court on Coalgate scam declaring all coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 as illegal has come as damp squib for Odi...More »
Odisha to gain following Union Govt royalty revision decision
2014-08-21 04:13:59
Odisha and other states will be benefited around Rs 15,000 crore annually following the Union government nod yesterday to increase royalty rates on minerals including iron ore...More »
Tata Steel shuts Sukinda plant
2014-08-09 16:38:15
The raw material scarcity has forced Tata Steel to shut down its Odisha plant. The suspension of operations at Sukinda and Bamnipal would lead to more than 6,000 job slash, ...More »
Labour unrest in Koira mines
2014-08-07 01:35:23
Unrest prevails in Koira mines area in Odisha’s Sundergarh district as nearly one thousand mine workers affiliated to CITU and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh blockaded all communicat...More »
CEC’s crucial hearing on illegal mining in Odisha to begin on Tuesday
2014-08-04 19:02:34
All eyes are now on the proceedings before the Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) on illegal mining activities in Odisha that will begin from August 5 o...More »
NALCO bags Sita Ram Rungta Award
2014-08-01 03:22:19
The bauxite mines of NALCO situation at Panchpatmalihill, Koraput has bagged the Sita Ram Rungta Social Awareness Award, 2013-14, instituted by Federation of Indian Mineral In...More »
Odisha govt to prepare ATR on mining in forest land
2014-07-16 17:22:26
Odisha steel and mines department on Wednesday asked the state forest and environment department to furnish the action taken report (ATR) on illegal mining by July 18, 2014. ...More »
SC orders ban on 26 mining Cos in Odisha
2014-05-17 04:04:02
Supreme Court on Friday imposed a ban on 26 miners in the state, operating on deemed extension basis for a second time and above that. The order is not applicable to those who...More »
Odisha Mining report before CEC tomorrow
2014-04-24 17:13:40
Mining in Odisha has been carried out duly in accordance with the Supreme Court appointed Central Empowered Committee’s [CEC] recommendations given in 2009 earlier, a report o...More »
SC gives four Wks to Centre, Odisha govt and CEC to explain allegations in mining scam
2014-04-22 17:40:28
The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre, the Odisha Government and the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) to formally explain allegations in a PIL alleging widespread mini...More »
Shah Panel points out misuse of MMDR Act, targets Odisha govt
2014-04-21 18:49:05
Odisha government may be in soup with Shah Commission investigating into mining scam in its fourt volume of report categorically stating that there has been a gross violation ...More »
'Canada eyes huge investment in Mining and Minerals in India'
2014-04-08 20:08:11
Eastern states in India which are rich in mining and minerals, can attract substantial investments from Canadian companies, said ...More »
Unviable downstream Industries affecting steel production
2014-02-28 20:42:50
The Small and medium downstream Industries as part of the total value chain in steel making process are facing several challenges and are on the verge of closure which is affe...More »
Sponge iron units need to be encouraged to achieve steel production target
2014-02-14 19:44:11
It is a catch-22 situation for experts, government, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders on the issue of allowing the highly polluting sponge iron industries to operate. As In...More »
Posco still faces stiff resistance
2014-01-16 18:02:51
Even as both the Union and Odisha governments have been announcing from time to time to clear the hurdles for the country’s largest FDI project of South Korean steel major, Po...More »
Mining sector faces closure as mine owners and govt set for long legal battle
2014-01-05 17:38:55
The mine owners and the government are all set to enter into a long legal tangle over the recovery of total penalties to the tune of Rs 1.75 lakh crore that includes the lates...More »
Odisha loses, but Naveen clear winner in 2013
2014-01-02 16:23:22
2013 may have brought cheers for chief minister and Biju Janata Dal President, Naveen Patnaik, but the year will go down as one of the worst years for people of Odisha. The st...More »
Construction work at Posco project site is illegal, says PPSS
2013-12-19 16:31:22
Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS) on Thursday reiterated its opposition to Rs 52,000-crore South Korean Posco steel project at Paradip in Odisha saying that the boundary c...More »

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