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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Annual output from Odisha, India’s top iron ore state, to hold up despite shutdown

Annual iron ore production volumes in India’s largest producing state are unlikely to be impacted by a shutdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a senior mines department official in the eastern state of Odisha told Reuters. Odisha, which accounts for over half of India’s iron ore production, produced 120 million tonnes during the […]

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