Pandemic takes a toll on non-coal mining leases; six in 2020-21 against 43 in 2019-20

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During the current fiscal, 2020-21, very few non-coal mining leases were allotted. Compared with 43 blocks successfully auctioned in 2019-20, only six leases could be auctioned out so far in the current fiscal, data from the ministry of mines showed. Since the time mining allocation was made mandatory through the auction route in 2015, a […]

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Nalco plans Rs 30,000-cr investment for expansion, diversification by FY28

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State-run aluminium maker Nalco will invest around Rs 30,000 crore by financial year 2027-28 on various expansion and diversification plans. Of this proposed investment, the company will spend over Rs 7,000 crore on a fifth refinery, development of Pottangi bauxite mines and transportation and Utkal D&E coal mines. The remaining Rs 22,000 crore will be […]

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India’s mining industry urges government to remove fetters on bauxite

India’s mining industry has urged the government to re-examine an export duty of 15% imposed on bauxite that has sharply cut down shipments as well as policy measures to facilitate production of the aluminium-making material. R.L. Mohanty, vice president of Federation of Indian Mineral Industries told a conference titled “Leveraging Indian Bauxite and Aluminum Industry for […]

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India plans to offer 500 mining blocks to investors, says minister

India is planning to swiftly move forward with a process of offering nearly 500 mining blocks for various minerals to domestic and foreign investors, Pralhad Joshi, minister for coal and parliamentary affairs, said Tuesday. The move comes as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, or self-reliant India. This will be the […]

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