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Last updated: May 12 2018 08:51 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Jaipur: Bajri shortage forces govt to look for ‘quick sand’ 12.5.2018 DNA: India
Amid acute scarcity of bajri, the state pollution control board, mining department and geological survey have constituted a joint committee to explore possibilities of manufacturing construction sand. The committee shall study the technical aspects of producing construction sand from quarry fines (mineral waste resulting from mining) and the environmental challenges in the process. Committee shall submit the report by May 24. There has been a shortage of bajri following ban imposed by Supreme Court. The pollution control board addresses the market demand while solving the challenge posed by heaps of mineral waste left from mining of granite, sandstone, quartzite, basalt and other minerals. “The committee comprising experts from various departments shall study the various available techniques for manufacturing of the construction sand and expert opinion shall be sought from external institutes before notifying the approved process,” said Ajay Kumar Gupta, member secretary of Rajasthan State Pollution ...
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Greens seek ‘protected status’ for Manikunnumala Mountain 14.4.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
‘Granite lobbies purchasing land to resume mining activities’
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Plea in HC to fix graduation as minimum qualification to fight civic polls 14.4.2018 General News
A petition was filed in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court seeking fixing graduation as the minimum educational qualification for people contesting local body elections in Tamil Nadu. When the plea came up before the court, justices C T Selvam and A M Basheer Ahmed yesterday ordered issuance of notice to the state government and posted the matter for further hearing next week. The petitioners, all students of law, submitted that educational qualification had to be fixed for those contesting the civic elections. In states such as Haryana, Rajasthan and Bihar, a minimum qualification had been fixed for the local body representatives, they submitted. The state administration had been modernised with the introduction of computers, the petitioners said, adding several schemes, undertaken by the councillors, could not be implemented effectively because they were not educationally qualified. At least, a degree should be fixed as a minimum qualification, they said.
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Granite quarry case not an adversarial litigation, HC tells govt. 14.4.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Judges advise government to come up with checkpoints to prevent illegalities in future
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Granite being procured for Vizhinjam project 27.3.2018 Hindu: Health
MoEF restrictions on mining results in shortage
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HC rejects Indian Bank plea over sale of granite blocks of PRP Export 24.3.2018 General News
The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition by public sector Indian Bank seeking permission to conduct a public auction to sell granite blocks of Madurai based PRP Exports, which the exporter had pledged as collateral towards credits and loans granted to it. When the petition came up recently, a bench of justices T S Sivagnanam and G Jayachandran held that the sale cannot be permitted when granite worth Rs 132 crore had already been seized by respective Investigating Officers probing over 52 criminal cases pending against the exporter. The bank submitted that the materials pledged with them are granite blocks, slabs, finished goods and others, which could be identified and valuation could be done. The properties could be photographed and brought for sale to recover the loan provided to the exporter, it said. It argued that if the goods were left exposed to sun and rain, its value was bound to deplete, which would ultimately cause loss to the state exchequer. To this, the Additional
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ED attaches Rs 52 crore worth of properties of granite companies in Tamil Nadu 23.3.2018 Sify Finance
The Enforcement Directorae (ED) on Friday said it has attached Rs 52 crore worth of properties belonging to granite companies in Tamil Nadu.
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ED attaches Rs 52 crore worth of properties 23.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Enforcement Directorae (ED) on Friday said it has attached Rs 52 crore worth of properties belonging to granite companies in Tamil Nadu.
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HC winds up Sagayam-led panel on illegal mining 17.3.2018 General News
The Madras High Court has wound up the one-man commission appointed by it to probe into illegal granite mining activities in Madurai. A division bench of Justices T S Sivagnanam and G Jayachandran passed an order yesterday winding up the commission headed by IAS officer U Sagayam. The commission has already submitted its report to the high court. The Madras High Court had on September 11, 2014 ordered the appointment of former Madurai District Collector Sagayam as Special Officer/Legal Commissioner to conduct probe into all granite mining contracts and licences given to various private companies in Tamil Nadu and to find if there was any misuse. The high court also dismissed a plea moved by private mining firm PRP Granites, seeking to allow them to carry out mining in locations other than Madurai and to export granites. However, the court granted liberty to the petitioner to approach the authority concerned to prove their case and seek permission. The petitioner submitted that the ...
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HC relieves Sagayam from role of Legal Commissioner 17.3.2018 Hindu: National
IAS officer has completed inspections, submitted report on illegal mining
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Sagayam hints at political plunge 12.3.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Says courage to fight corruption has to come from the society
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Carving poetry, for fancy decor 9.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Traditional artisans like naqqash and sangtarash from Rajasthan weave fantasy out of marble. By M.A. Siraj
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ED attaches 158 properties valued at Rs 37.79 crore under PMLA in TN 2.3.2018 Sify Finance
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has provisionally attached 158 properties valued at around Rs 37.79 crore under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
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ED attaches 158 properties valued at Rs 37.79 crore under PMLA in TN 1.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has provisionally attached 158 properties valued at around Rs 37.79 crore under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
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98.87 Lakh Metric Tonnes of Minerals Mined Illegally in Rajasthan Over Five Years: CAG 28.2.2018 The Wire

Flouting Supreme Court orders pertaining to the Aravalli hills, rampant unlawful mining and gross violations continue in the desert state.

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Open closed granite quarries, says labour association 26.2.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
‘Closure resulted in loss of livelihood for lakhs of workers’
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Vikas WSP consolidates guar gum polymers export business 22.2.2018 General News
The other group company viz.. Vikas Granaries will completely exit from guar gum polymers business and will focus in the field of mining of granite and manufacturing of Proppants (Frac sand) grounded granite stone wastes into coarse mesh powder 20 -40 mesh or 30-50 mesh for use in oil fracturing and drilling in the domestic as well as export markets.
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J&K Council chief taps Pune firms for limestone, marble mining 18.2.2018 General News
The Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Council Chairman has informally invited Pune companies to explore the possibility of extracting marble and limestone in Kargil district which has vast reserves of these natural stones. Haji Anayat Ali, who hails from Kargil district in the Ladakh region of the border state, recently met members of the Pune-based Marble & Tile Association and invited them to explore the possibility of mining marble and limestone. According to official documents, the Department of Geology & Mining, by way of geological investigations, has established presence of 102.7 million cubic metres of granite reserves in Manjigund, Shilkchay, Channingund, Bhimbat and Kharbu areas of Kargil district. The department also explored and established 36.7 million tonnes of limestone reserves at Matian Drass and Mulbuk areas of the district. "A huge deposit of good quality granite and limestone has been established in Kargil district. However, in absence of ...
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Mineral reserves worth Rs 1,968 cr discovered 10.2.2018 The Assam Tribune
Mineral reserves worth Rs 1,968 cr discovered
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Mining troubles: Rajasthan High Court orders ACB to probe RSMM Calcite case 1.2.2018 DNA: Mumbai
More troubles are brewing for IAS Bhanu Prakash Yeturu. Rajasthan High Court, acting on a petition filed by one Parmeshwar Pilania, has directed Director General, ACB to initiate a preliminary investigation into Calcite scam case and file an FIR within 15 days if proved criminal. Justice B  L Sharma pulled up ACB DG Alok Tripathy, I G Sachin Mittal and IG V K Singh for not initiating any action even 2 years after the matter came into their cognisance. The petitioner has accused Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited (RSMML) Managing Director Bhanu Prakash Yeturu and the then Financial Advisor T R Agrawal to connive with owners of Surabhi Process slapping a loss of Rs 2 crore to the exchequer. What's the matter RSMML procures Calcite as an additive mineral for its unit has n Jhamar Kotda. For the procurement of Calcite, a legal tender process is followed in which it is ensured that the supplier has its own mines and capacity. But in June 2013, before issuing the tender, precondition of supplier being ...
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