Commission report may trigger shutdown of mines in Indian state

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A report released by the M. B. Shah Commission might change the face of the mining industry in the Indian state of Odisha. The exhaustive document with almost five volumes claims both the central and state governments are connected to illegal activities. Several mines are now likely to face temporary closure after the commission’s analysis on illegal mining of iron … Read more

Authorities are fighting to lift iron mining ban in India

iron ore mining

The Indian ministry of mines wants the government to lift the ban on iron ore mining in the country’s key states, including Goa and Karnataka. The exportation of this valuable substance, mainly used to produce steel, has dropped more than 70 percent over the past years, recently revealed the Business Standard. The Supreme Court will … Read more