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CIL to develop 5 opencast coal projects via MDO route

Coal India (CIL) has identified five Opencast projects to be developed through Mine Developer and Operator (MDO)route. The aggregate estimated capacity of these projects is 22 million tonne per year (mty), said the Union Minister of State for Coal Pratik PrakashBapu Patil in Rajya Sabha on August 26.

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DMG conducts 2nd survey on mining leases

The directorate of mines and geology (DMG), Goa found 12 non-working mining leases within Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary (NWLS). The directorate found this through the second survey of 37 mining leases that was completed recently. In order to determine the distance from the periphery of the m

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RINL set to mine low-grade iron ore in Rajasthan

The Rajasthan government offered the letter of intent (LoI) to state-owned RINL, which is also called Vizag Steel, to develop low-grade iron ore mines in Bhilwara district. The mine, which is spread over 900 hectare and with an expected reserve of 230 million tonne, would be the first captive mine for RINL. So far, the firm sourced iron ore

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Copper output rises 1.1% in FY13

Union mines Minister Dinsha Patel said in Rajya Sabha that the output of copper rose 1.1 per cent to 6.92 lakh tonne in 2012-13 from 6.84 lakh tonne copper a year ago. In 2010-11, India produced 6.64 lakh tonne of copperThe country imports copper ore concentrate to meet the domestic demand and its refining capacity is more than dom

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Centre wants to revive iron ore mining

The Union government is very keen to restart iron ore mining in the country and export more quantity of ore, said Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on August 22. He added that the government need to find a way to export iron ore. Production of steel is vital for the country's manufacturing sector, he said.

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Nalco ties-up with Mahanadi Coalfields for coal supply

To get fuel supply for its captive power plant, National Aluminium Company (NALCO) has signed a long term fuel supply agreement with Mahanadi Coalfield (MCL). As part the pact, MCL will supply 47.16 lakh tonne of coal to NALCO's captive power plant at Angul and 8,73,324 tonne of coal for its steam cum power generation plant, at Damanjodi.

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India consumed 17.80 mn t steel during April-June: Govt

India had a steel stock of 1.824 million tonne after real consumption of 73.33 million toone by the end of 2012-13, said the Union Minister of Steel Beni Prasad Verma recently. By the end of last June this year, the country had a steel stock of 1.626 million tonne, he added.

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Jharkhand has a gold mine at Kundarkocha village

Kundarkocha gold mine is the only only one gold mine being operated in Jharkhand, The gold mine is situated in Kundarkocha village of East Singhbhum district in in the State.

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Indian coal supplies up at 557.707 mn tonne

There has been an increase in India's coal production and supply during 2012-13. In 2012-13, the domestic production was 557.707 million tonne and the total domestic supply of coal was 569.767 million tonne, says a government of India report.

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Govt allocates mining leases via auction: Minister

The Union government notified the auction of mining leases on February 2 in 2012 under the amended provisions of Section 11 of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 (67 of 1957) (MMDR Act).