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Category: mining :: Mining Regions :: Bellary
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Cancel additional allocation to NMDC, MML: Miners urge SC 21.10.2017 All Economy & Policy Stories
During the mining ban in Karnataka, NMDC and MML were allocated additional production limits on an ad hoc basis
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Ban on mining around Parvati, Kumaraswamy temples sought 4.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Move intends to protect temples and environment, ecology of Kumaraswamy hill
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Most migrant labours come from Karnataka in Kasaragod, Wayanad 28.9.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Centre for Migration and Inclusive Development preparing district-wise profile of migration
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Neelakurinji blooms in Sandur 25.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
While the people and ecosystem of Ballari are slowly recovering from the nightmarish unethical mining, the blue flowers that have carpeted the hills has come as a sign of hope. After a span of 12 years, the neelakurinji (Strobilanthes kunthianus) is blooming in the upper ridges of Sandur hills. It is a small herb that blooms in some parts of Western Ghats like the Nilgiris and Baba Budan Giri hills. When neelakurinji blooms in great numbers, it covers the entire grasslands around Shola forests, with its vibrant bluish-purple hue. In olden days, the tribal people related the blooming of neelakurinji to their age. Neelakurinji is a herb that grows anywhere between one and three feet tall, and it bears flowers in different months of monsoon, depending upon the region. The plant shows the peculiar behaviour of reproduction by flowering once in its life time (once in 12 years) and later dying. The phenomenon of mass seeding is called as 'masting', which is also seen in the bamboo species. These kinds of ...
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Sandur’s sigh 23.9.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The verdure of the hills, which amazed Gandhiji, was gouged out by indiscriminate mining, and now green shoots are struggling to take root
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Campaign to sensitise people towards achieving objectives of Constitution 20.9.2017 Hindu: News
It will be carried out under the aegis of Janandonagala Maha Maitri, says S.R. Hiremath
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Head to Sandur to see a flower that blooms once in 12 years 19.9.2017 Hindu: Home
Neela Kurinji is in full bloom in Swami Malai and Ramana Malai hill ranges
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'Good days are ahead of us' 16.9.2017 Deccan Herald - Business
Public sector mining giant KIOCL Ltd (formerly Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd), which had stopped mining at Kudremukh mines in Chikkamagaluru district in 2006, was recently granted fresh captive mines in Ballari district. M V Subba Rao, Chairman and Managing Director (Addl Charge) explains to Mahesh Kulkarni of DH how the company is gearing up to regain its leadership status in the iron ore mining industry. Edited excerpts: When do you expect to start mining at Devadari mine in Ballari district? Mainly, our long standing aspiration for a captive iron ore mine for sustained operation was fulfilled with Karnataka government's issuance of the Gazette Notification on January 23, 2017, by reserving an area of 470.40 Ha in favour of our company for Iron & Manganese ore in Devadari Range of Sandur Taluk of Bellary District of Karnataka State under section 17A (2) of the Mines & Minerals (Development & Regulation) Act, 1957. We are striving to operationlise the mine in quickest possible time. A task Force has ...
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Many sponge iron units in Karnataka facing closure 13.9.2017 HBL: Home
Non-availability, high cost of ore choke units
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SC declines G Janardhana Reddy's plea to live in Ballari 4.9.2017 deccanherald.com
The Supreme Court on Monday declined a plea by mining baron and former Karnataka Minister G Janardhana Reddy to live in Ballari. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan dismissed an application by Reddy to relax the conditions of bail. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, representing Reddy sought modification of January 21, 2015 orders whereby the apex court had granted him bail but with conditions that he would not visit Ballari , Ananthpuram and Cuddapah. He said since no charges have been framed so far in the matter and trial would take long time to complete, Reddy, now living in Bengaluru, should be permitted to reside in Ballari as his other family members are living there. Rohatgi also said the case involving Obulapuram Mining Company could not proceed further as the issue pertaining to boundary between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka to ascertain extent of illegality of iron ore extraction was still pending before the apex court. Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh ,however , opposed the ...
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Relief for VISP as State government reserves land for captive mining 28.8.2017 Hindu: National
Plant has been forced to buy iron ore in the open market
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'Firms must build transport ways before mining huge amount of ore' 26.8.2017 Deccan Herald - State
N K Jiwrajka, former member secretary of the central empowered committee of the Supreme Court, has called for steps to ensure contractors cannot mine more than three crore metric tonnes of ore till they build railway conveyor belts and railway slidings to transport the ore. In a 47-page submission to the court, Jiwrajka said extraction of huge quantity of ore could be allowed only after making arrangements to transport it without harming the environment. The report says that the committee had, in the past, recommended that mining should be stopped if railway conveyor belts and railway slidings are not installed within a 21-month deadline in the mining areas of Ballari and Chitradurga districts. The recommendation should be taken seriously, the committee has said. JSW steel company consumes 70% of the ore produced in the state, the committee says, adding that it should restore the defunct pipeline conveyor from Nandihalli in Sandur taluk to Toranagal. The report of the committee says that new companies ...
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Action plan for iron ore mining gets nod 7.8.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
The State Cabinet on Monday cleared a Prospective Action Plan for Iron Ore Mining 2030-31 for conducting exploration of iron ore in three districts of Ballari, Tumakuru and Chitradurga.Mineral Explora...
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HC disposes of PIL on illegal coal block allocation 1.8.2017 TOI: India
While asking the petitioner to approach the centre with his grievances, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court disposed of a PIL alleging illegal coal block allocation in favour of Bellary Thermal Power Station (BTPS), Karnataka.
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CEC team visits mining areas in Hosapete, Sandur taluks 1.7.2017 Hindu: News
The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC), headed by P.V. Jayakrishna, went round some of the mining areas in Hosapete and Sandur taluks on Saturday.The visit was in the wake of th...
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₹15,000-crore District Mineral Fund lying idle in Karnataka 29.6.2017 BusinessLine - News
In Karnataka, around ₹15,000 crore collected under the District Mineral Fund (DMF) as royalty and cess for taking up reclamation and rehabilitation (R&R) in the mining districts is yet to be de...
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KIOCL allotted iron ore mine in Bellary 31.5.2017 HBL: Home
Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd (KIOCL) has made a turnaround in the last fiscal despite not having captive mines. The performance is commendable as there were challenges in the absence of captive m...
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Officials to carry out survey of mining areas in Sandur, Hospet 30.4.2017 Hindu: Karnataka
This to identify land for creating infrastructure facilities under Comprehensive Environment Plan in Mining Impact Zone
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Challenges in saving Kappatagudda 28.4.2017 Deccan Herald - Analysis
Many dry areas have fragmented patches of natural forests especially on the hills interspersed with vast stretches of agriculture lands and human habitation. These forest patches have played important roles in soil moisture conservation, providing refuge to wild animals, slowing the siltation of large, medium and small reservoirs etc. With the growing pressure of human and cattle population, these small patches of natural forests are facing further degradation and fragmentation. Most of these forest patches are marked as reserve forests. However, there are still some patches where notifications have been given under Section 4 of the Karnataka Forest Act, 1963, to mark them as reserve forests, but the matter is still pending with the Revenue Department that controls forest settlement proceedings. These cases have not been resolved even after the lapse of five decades. Sandur forests in Ballari district are an example of such mischief. In recent years, with the clearance from the central government many ...
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SC asks for probe into former Karnataka chief ministers' role in coal scam 30.3.2017 New Kerala: India News
SC asks for probe into former Karnataka chief ministers' role in coal scam
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