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Digging Deep

Digging Deep

In the early 1970s, the Government of India took over the management of coal mines in two tranches. The process kick-started with the nationalisation of coking coal mines in 1971-72, followed by non-coking coal mines the following year. With the enactment of the Coal Mines Act, 1973, all mines were nationalised.

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Waiting in the wings

Waiting in the wings

There is a perennial need for regulatory and institutional changes to keep in step with the social and infrastructural development. It often seems that the law is playing catch up with situations that evolve and many a times it is possible to trace in new or amended legislation the exact gap or mischief it is trying to plug.

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Crude steel output rises 47% for JSW Steel

Crude steel output rises 47% for JSW Steel

Crude steel production rose 47 per cent for JSW Steel
at 9.91 lakh tonne in July from the year-ago month, the firm said in an official statement. This consists of 7.96 lakh tonne of flat product and 1.86 lakh tonne of long product. In July, 2012, the companyÂ’s crude steel output was at 6.76 lakh tonne. The firm produces steel from its three manufacturing locations, Vijayanagar, Salem and Dolvi

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Govt sets up panel for revision of royalty

Govt sets up panel for revision of royalty

Some of the mineral rich states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan requested to enhance the rates of royalty for major minerals. The government has set up a Study Group on revision of rates of royalty and dead rent for major minerals (other than coal, lignite and sand for stowing) on September 13, 2011. The Study Group has to undertake detailed consultations with all stakeholders. The Study Group is likely to submit its final report shor

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EXIM policy guides export of iron ore and chrome ore

EXIM policy guides export of iron ore and chrome ore

Export of minerals, including iron ore and chrome ore is guided by the Export-Import Policy. To conserve limited natural resources and to meet the domestic demand, duty on export of iron ore has been increased from 20 to 30 percent on ad valorem basis on all grades of iron ore (except pellets) with effect from December 30, 2011 and the export duty of chrome ore incre

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EXIM policy guides export of iron ore and chrome ore

EXIM policy guides export of iron ore and chrome ore

Export of minerals, including iron ore and chrome ore is guided by the Export-Import Policy. To conserve limited natural resources and to meet the domestic demand, duty on export of iron ore has been increased from 20 to 30 percent on ad valorem basis on all grades of iron ore (except pellets) with effect from December 30, 2011 and the export duty of chrome ore incre

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Panel revokes green nod for Posco project

Panel revokes green nod for Posco project

South Korean steel major Posco will have to take environmental clearance again for at least some part of its proposed Rs 54,000-crore integrated steel plant in Odisha as the statutory environment panel revoked the existing clearance. The company has been asked by the expert appraisal committee on industry to furnish detailed infor

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District officials acquire land for Rs 520 bn steel project

District officials acquire land for Rs 520 bn steel project

Local government official sources informed that the process of land acquisition for the proposed Rs 52,000 crore Posco steel plant in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district was continuing peacefully. The district authorities are acquiring land from betel farmers and demolition of betel vines has reportedly reach