MP: NGOs welcome SC order for relief to silicosis victims

Three non-government organisations working for the cause of silicosis-affected people have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision asking the Gujarat government to pay Rs 3 lakh compensation each to victims and their families in Madhya Pradesh. The Supreme Court on…

Water Wars

When a life sustaining resource is in short supply, conflicting claims over it are bound to arise. Water conflicts span the gamut of fights, from neighbours in water starved colonies to those between states over river waters. But perhaps the most vital current…

Mapped: The global coal trade

The global coal trade doubled in the decade to 2012 as a coal-fueled boom took hold in Asia. Now, the coal trade seems to have stalled, or even gone into reverse. This change of fortune has devastated the coal mining industry, with Peabody – the world’s largest…

Mines and Minerals Bill passed by Parliament

New Delhi: A bill to allow transfer of captive mines from one allottee to another without auction was passed by Parliament today, a move that will enable banks and financial institutions to sell stressed assets to recover debts. Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar…

Coal: Get moving on merchant mining

The move to initiate criminal prosecution against industrialist Naveen Jindal and 12 others, including politicians and civil servants, for wrongful allocation of coal mines shows the fallacy of the present government dragging its feet on commencing merchant mining of…

Rs. 29,000 Cr Coal Scam: Who are the Real Culprits?

There appears to be a major scam involving some of India’s mightiest companies like Adani Group and Anil Dhurubhai Ambani Group and forty of India’s biggest energy companies. This is currently under the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) scanner. Conservative…

Bauxite mining’s unhealthy effects on people, environment

Bauxite is a rock that is mainly composed of various minerals. Most importantly, bauxite is the primary ore for aluminum. Aluminum is a very crucial element as its uses are varied and diverse – such as its usage in transportation, household items, packaging, power…

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