Sunday 04 June 2023

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Economy | Mining

Iron ore income more than ecological damage?

Countering criticism that Goa is paying a heavy price by promoting the iron ore industry, the state government today came out with a report that said the benefits of the booming industry far outweigh environmental ... READ

Goa mining policy awaiting central regulation

Goa mine owners will have to wait for more time to get clearance for additional mining leases and renewals as the state government has further delayed the formation of mining policy. READ

Authorities fail to act against illegal mining: Sesa

A senior official of a private mining firm today said various issues crop up while stalling the illegal mining trade in Goa. READ

Over half of mines near water bodies: Govt

More than half of Goa's mining leases are close to rivers and water bodies and three are next to a major dam, the State Asseer mbly was told today. READ

House Com recommends CBI probe into illegal mining

Goa Legislative Assembly’s ad hoc committee on mining has recommended that a central agency like Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) should probe into illegal mining activity. READ

Where is China ban, asks Sesa Goa

Downplaying the apprehensions of China banning low quality iron ore, Vedanta Resources group firm, Sesa Goa today said that they have not come across any notification speaking of restrain or ban. READ

Goa's mining to hit severely due to China ban

China banning low grade iron ore is expected to hit Goa’s mining industry severely. Goa’s 70 per cent ore exports are having ore content below 60 per cent. READ

China bans low grade iron ore import

China's iron ore trading association has banned its members from importing ore with a less than 60 percent iron content, three trade sources said on Thursday. READ

Mining policy by mid-March: Digambar

Goa government has decided to rush through the mining policy by mid-March. READ

Centre imposes moratorium on new mining proposals

The central government has decided not to issue environmental clearance to any new mining proposal until Goa government finalises its mining policy. READ