French firm Imerys pumps in Rs 350 crore in its new mineral processing facility in Andhra Pradesh

Imerys, French multinational which specialises in production and processing of industrial minerals, announced an additional investment of Rs 350 crore in its new facility in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh. The calcium aluminate plant will also serve as a distribution centre of imported ready-to-use mortars and bentonite solutions to serve the fast-growing infrastructure sector, in particular for applications such as waste water, tunneling […]

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Australia says ready for investment after launching new critical minerals portal

Australia’s position as a global critical minerals supplier will be further enhanced through a new dataset developed in partnership with the United States and Canada, as it would open new global supply chain opportunities for the country, a minister said. The Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative online portal, released on Tuesday, contains the world’s largest dataset […]

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India says mineral production index up by 6% year on year in March

The index of mineral production of India’s mining and quarrying sector for the month of March, 2021 (Base: 2011-12=100) at 139.0, was 6.1% higher as compared to the level in the month of March, 2020, a government statement said. The cumulative growth for the period April- March, 2020-21 over the corresponding period of previous year has been (-) 7.8 percent, it aded. […]

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Clean energy demand for critical minerals set to soar as the world pursues net zero goals


Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals, creating potential energy security hazards that governments must act now to address, according to a report by the International Energy Agency.  The special report, The […]

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COMMENT – Genome editing offers new ray of hope to tackle malnutrition


Plant-based diets have been recommended for better planetary health also as it would be more sustainable with lower environmental impacts and improving food and nutritional security of the generations. There is an urgent need to transform current diets for improving health of the population and to achieve equity in benefits at social, economic and environmental […]

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India planning incentives for early commencement of production from auctioned mines


The government plans to provide incentives to mineral block allocatees for early commencement of production from the auctioned mines, a move aimed at increasing mineral output of the country and reducing imports. The mines ministry plans to do the same through amendment of the mining rules and has sought comments and suggestions from stakeholders on […]

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Seafloor deposits of minerals could soon become commercially available: WEF

Seafloor deposits of cobalt, nickel, lithium and other minerals could become a novel source of minerals for the global markets. According to a paper published by the World Economic Forum (WEF), resource exploitation industries need new frameworks for governance and these frameworks are taking shape for deep-sea minerals. In 2021, in fact, the International Seabed […]

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