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Madhya Pradesh puts 51 blocks on auctions including 14 critical minerals

Madhya Pradesh on Friday issued a tender notice for the auction of 51 mineral blocks, including 14 with critical minerals, according to a release. This is the highest number of mineral blocks notified for the auction in a single tranche by any state, the Mines Ministry said in the release.The 51 blocks comprise 14 minerals […]

Goods train derails in Odisha 3 days after Balasore crash; ‘Not ours’: Railways

Five wagons of a goods train carrying limestone derailed in Odisha’s Bargarh district on Monday. The train was not connected with Indin Railways. As Odisha is reeling under the shock of the triple train collision in Balasore that killed around 275 people, another train mishap was reported from Odisha’s Bargarh district on Monday. It was […]

Shree Cement wins bid for Maharashtra limestone mine

Shree Cement, India’s third-largest cement manufacturer, has secured a limestone mine in Maharashtra. The mine, with estimated reserves of 50 million tonnes, could cater to raw material requirements for a 1.5 million tonne per annum cement manufacturing plant, according to industry experts. The mine will require the winning concessionaire to gain environmental and forest-related clearance. […]

India’s mineral production rises 9.7 pc in November

The country’s mineral production rose by 9.7 per cent in November as compared to the year-ago period, the mines ministry said on Tuesday. The cumulative growth for April-November was 4.7 per cent over the corresponding period of the previous financial year, according to provisional figures from the Indian Bureau of Mines. “The index of mineral […]

NMDC surrendered the Arki limestone mine as the project became unviable: Faggan Kulaste

State-owned NMDC surrendered the lease for the Arki limestone mine in Himachal Pradesh as the project faced various challenges including logistics, Parliament was informed on Monday. NMDC had obtained a lease to mine limestone deposits at Arki in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh on April 23, 1991, Minister of State (MoS) for Steel Faggan Singh […]

Canada partners with Germany’s Heidelberg to support net-zero cement plant

The Canadian government signed a partnership with Germany’s Heidelberg Materials to support a proposed C$1.4 billion ($1.04 billion USD) carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) unit at the company’s Edmonton cement plant. If the project goes ahead, it will create North America’s first carbon-neutral cement plant and is expected to capture over 1 million tonnes of […]

Chhattisgarh earns record mineral revenue of ₹12,941 crore in 2022-23

Chhattisgarh, India has earned record revenue of ₹12,941 crore from minerals for the year 2022-23, a rise of ₹636 crore from the previous fiscal. Iron ore fetched the highest ₹3,607 crore followed by ₹3,336 crore from coal, while Dantewada was the top-earning district in terms of mineral revenue. Limestone and bauxite too fetched sizable revenue. […]

High Court directs Meghalaya govt to verify limestone mining licence

“The state’s affidavit should deal with aspects of the matter upon ascertaining whether any license issued to any person for mining limestone as a minor mineral is being misused by exporting the mining mineral to any country,” a division bench said in an order on Thursday while hearing a PIL.