Govt to invite proposals from PSUs for allotting 16 coal mines

New Delhi: Taking ahead its decision to open up the coal sector for commercial mining, government will this month invite proposals from public sector undertakings for allotment of 16 mines. “This month we would be inviting companies (PSUs) for allotment of 16...

SC sticks to Niyamgiri stance

New Delhi, April 1: The Supreme Court today said it was not possible on its part to order mining activities in the state’s bauxite-rich Niyamgiri hills unless the gram sabhas and others likely to be affected by it were also heard in the matter. The apex court...

India plans rare earth deposit block auction

As part of its strategy to counter China’s monopoly in rare earth element production, in a first, India plans to auction one such rare earth deposit in Rajasthan.These rare earth elements are used in modern technological devices such as smartphones, solar panels, wind...

Decide slum rehabilitation expeditiously: NGT to Delhi govt

The National Green Tribunal today directed Delhi government and other concerned authorities to expeditiously decide on rehabilitation of slum clusters near railway tracks.  A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the city government,...