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Govt restricts imports of petcoke for users to curb air pollution in Delhi 20.1.2018 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
According to industry sources, nearly 20 million ton of iron ore production has been affected since the closure of mines from January 1
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NMDC keen to augment mineral production in Odisha 20.1.2018 HBL: Companies
NMDC Ltd has offered to augment mineral production in Odisha, which is likely to be hit by shortage of iron ore due to closure of mines. N Baijendra Kumar, CMD of NMDC, has written to the Odisha gov...
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NMDC keen to augment mineral production in Odisha 20.1.2018 General News
State-run NMDC Ltd has offered to augment mineral production in Odisha, which is likely to be hit by shortage of iron ore due to closure of mines. N Baijendra Kumar, CMD of NMDC, has written to the Odisha government in this regard, official sources said. A delegation from the company had also recently met Odisha Chief Secretary A P Padhi to discuss the matter. "NMDC is interested to operate three mining leases of OMDC (Orissa Minerals Development Company Ltd) in case Odisha government allots in favour of NMDC," an official said, adding that the Ministry of Steel had already requested the state government to consider the operation of OMDC leases by NMDC. Operations have been suspended at a number of mines, where leaseholders failed to meet a deadline on 31 December, fixed by the Supreme Court, for paying penalties in connection with alleged illegal mining. In another proposal, NMDC said it has asked the Odisha government to allot new leases under the government ...
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Process of auction of mineral leases expiring in 2020 being expedited: Tomar 19.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Extraction from mining leases which expire in 2020 will continue with as little hindrance as possible as the central government is already in the process of expediting the auctioning of the mining leases, Union Minister for Mines Narendra Singh Tomar said on Friday.
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Meeting of Mining Ministers on key issues held in Goa 19.1.2018 General News
Meeting of Mining Ministers on key issues held in Goa
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States welcome amendment to mineral auction rules: Mines Min 19.1.2018 General News
States have welcomed the recent amendment to the Mineral Auction Rules by the Centre to expedite e-auction of mineral blocks, the government said today. "The recent amendment to the Mineral Auction Rules by the Union Mines Ministry to make the auction process less cumbersome were welcomed by the states to enable them to expedite the mineral auction process," It said. As a result, post amendment of rules in 2017, almost 30 blocks will be put up on auction in January 2018, which is the highest in a month since the auction route was adopted for allotment of the mineral blocks. A meeting was held today in Goa, headed by Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, which was attended by by Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and representatives of other states. The statement said Parrikar sought that support of the Central government to resolve issues that crop up from time to time in the mining sector. "He requested for reduction of export duties on Iron ore up to 60 per cent so ...
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Meeting of Mining Ministers on key issues held in Goa 19.1.2018 Govt of india: PIB

A meeting was held today in Goa under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Union Minister of Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar and the Hon’ble Ministers in-charge of Mining Department of major mineral ri

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Abolish export duty on medium grade iron ore: Parrikar 19.1.2018 General News
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today demanded the abolition of export duty on medium-grade iron ore with a Fe (ferrous) content of upto 60 per cent. Parrikar made the demand during the meeting of mines ministers held here today which was chaired by Union Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar. "I have raised the issue with the union minister to abolish export duty on medium grade ore of up to 60 per cent Fe so that the product becomes competitive in the global market," Parrikar told reporters after the meeting. He informed that, presently, there was no export duty on low grade ore with a ferrous content of upto 58 per cent. Parrikar, who attended the meeting as he holds the mines portfolio in the Goa government, said that there was no demand for Goan ore within the country and it was, therefore, exported. "Even the ore which has 60 per cent Fe does not have much demand internally. Though I would love to do everything in the state itself, but under certain ...
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Auction of mine leases expiring in 2020 to be taken up 19.1.2018 General News
The process of auctioning of mining leases which expire in 2020 would begin with immediate effect to ensure mineral production does not come down in the future, Union Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said today. Tomar, who today chaired a meeting here of mining ministers from 21 states, said, "The Union and state governments today unanimously decided that the auctioning process of these mines, whose leases expire in 2020, should begin from today onwards so that they are auctioned before their expiry date and production does not stop." He added that mining leases which had lived a life of 50 years would be taken up for re-auctioning as per the latest amendment in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act. He informed that during the financial year 2017-18, 72 mining blocks would be auctioned, while in 2018-19, another 51 blocks would be auctioned. He said the Geological Survey of India had identified 100 blocks for future explorations of which 58 would .
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Govt mulls shifting control of iron ore, coal to Steel Min to boost supply 19.1.2018 Top Stories
Proposal to shift authority from mines and coal ministries is under discussion, needs PMO approval
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Mining scam: Ex-CM Kamat chargesheeted 19.1.2018 Hindu: News
Leaseholder, Mines Department official also named
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Goa mining scam: SIT files chargesheet against ex-CM Digambar Kamat 18.1.2018 All Current Affairs Stories
Kamat's son Yogiraj and brother-in-law Satish Lawande have already been questioned by the police in connection with the case
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Goa mining scam SIT chargesheets ex-Congress CM 18.1.2018 General News
A Special Investigation Team of the Goa Police, probing a Rs 35,000 crore illegal mining scam, on Thursday chargesheeted former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and two others for illegally condoning delay in renewal of a mining lease in south Goa.
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Mining ministers' meet to be held in Goa tomorrow 18.1.2018 General News
Union Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar will chair a meeting here tomorrow of ministers in-charge of mining in various state governments. The meeting is expected have mines ministers of 21 mineral-rich states, with an official release informing that it would be the fifth such multi-state mining ministers meet. "The meeting would provide an appropriate platform to monitor the progress of auctions in the country. The use of the "Transparency Auction Monitoring and Resource Augmentation (TAMRA)" mobile application to monitor the status of clearances of auctioned mines to further the agenda of "ease of doing business" will be discussed in the meeting," an official release said. "The Mineral Auction Rules have been amended by the Ministry of Mines on November 30, 2017 to make auctions less cumbersome and to expedite them," the press note informed. "Several key amendments such as providing more flexibility to the states for conducting auction of annulled blocks, ...
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High export duty of 30% deny Indian players edge in chrome ore trade 18.1.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Fimi wants abolition of duty as inventory rises; there is no duty on ferrochrome where unhindered exports are happening
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Karnataka Govt Forms SIT to Probe Illegal Mining, After CBI Alleges Insufficient Evidence 18.1.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The cases relate to the previous BJP government in Karnataka when a Lokayukta investigation found that illegal mining to the tune of over Rs 3000 crore had taken place.
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Illegal mining: Vinay Kulkarni says HDK’s charges are completely baseless 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
However, he admits there were erroneous entries in books of MML
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SIT to probe cases of illegal iron ore export from four ports 18.1.2018 Hindu: News
CBI had closed probe citing lack of prima facie evidence
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Sponge iron prices zoom 25%, pig iron up 17% on hike in ore and coal rates 17.1.2018 Market News
Unlike integrated steel plants which use iron ore fines, pellets and lumps to produce steel, sponge iron makers in India mostly use ore lumps in their Direct-Reduced Iron (DRI) furnaces
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Centre wants Odisha iron ore output ramped up 20% to match green limits 17.1.2018 All Economy & Policy Stories
Closure of seven working mines in state has triggered sharp price hikes by both, lessees and NMDC
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