Over 100 mineral blocks in India ready for online auctions, says mines minister

As many as 100 virgin mineral blocks across the country are ready for online auctions, said Union minister for mines, rural development, parliamentary affairs and Panchayati Raj Narendra Singh Tomar. “So far, 53 mines have been auctioned. The electronic auction of these assets has brought in incremental revenue of Rs 1.43 trillion to states. The additional revenue […]

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A record $93 billion private capital flowed into natural resources in 2018: Report

Private capital tracker Preqin says in an update that contrary to expectations, 2018 was another bumper year for the metals and minerals industry, particularly for natural resources investments. Fundraising by unlisted funds for investment in natural resources – oil and gas, timberland, farmland, water and mines – set a fresh record in 2018 and is […]

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India’s economic growth to hit 7.6% in FY2019: ADB

India is expected to grow at a healthy 7.3 per cent in fiscal year (FY) 2018 helped by improved domestic demand, steady revival in industrial growth and reduced drag from net exports, according to a recently released Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. In an update to its flagship annual economic publication, Asian Development Outlook (ADO) […]

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India shifting its exploration focus to deep seated minerals and non-ferrous metals, says official

India has taken a conscious decision to shift the focus of exploration to deep seated minerals and non-ferrous metals, and the move shift is expected to gather momentum in view of the strategic requirement to fuel economic growth, a top official of the Ministry of Mines said. In order to ensure unhindered exploration of minerals in […]

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