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Saranda Mining Ban

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change constituted a committee to reassess the ban imposed on mining in the Saranda region of Jharkhand. Saranda Forests The Saranda Forest is the largest Sal forest in Asia. It extends across the hilly region of Singhbhum district of Jharkhand. The Rivers Koina and Karo pass through ..

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme inaugurated by Commerce Secretary

The Plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is being hosted by India.  The meeting was inaugurated by Commerce Secretary, Dr Anup Wadhawan. Presently, India exports around USD 24 billion cut and polished diamonds. It is expected to reach an export target of USD 1 trillion in few years. The KPCS is important ..

KABIL: To Ensure Supply of Critical Minerals

The Ministry of Mines has approved the setting up of a joint venture Khanij Bidesh India Ltd. (KABIL) to ensure a consistent supply of critical and strategic minerals to the Indian domestic market. KABIL It will be a joint venture of three central Public Sector Enterprises namely, National Aluminium Company Ltd.(NALCO), Hindustan Copper Ltd.(HCL) and ..

The first iron ore mine of Bangladesh discovered in Dinajpur

For the first time in Bangladesh, iron ore mine has been discovered at Isabpur village in Dinajpur. According to the Geological Survey of Bangladesh, a 400-foot thick iron layer was found 1,750 feet beneath the surface stretched over an area of 6-10 square kilometre. The percentage of iron in the mine was 65 which indicate ..

India current chair of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)

India is one of the founder members of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) and is the Chair of Kimberley Process for the year 2019 with Russian Federation as Vice Chair. The Inter-sessional meeting of Kimberley Process (KP) is being hosted by India from 17th to 21st June, 2019 in Mumbai. Besides meetings of different Working ..

India to chair Kimberley Process (KP) from January 2019

India will chair the Kimberley Process (KP), a global initiative to remove conflict diamonds from the global supply chain, from 1st January 2019. KP is a joint initiative of different countries, industry and civil societies to control flow of conflict diamonds, which are used by rebel movements to finance wars against legitimate governments in the ..

New Delhi hosts 7th edition of India Minerals and Metals forum 2018

The 7th edition of India Minerals and Metals forum was inaugurated in New Delhi on June 21, 2018. The forum seeks to come up with solutions to leverage in the sector with the changing global scenario. The deliberations took cognizance on the need to consolidate small players for strengthening of overall health of the industry. ..

National Mineral Development Corporation wins 2018 S&P Global PLATTS Global Metals Award in CSR category in London

The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC Ltd) has bagged the S&P Global Platts Global Metals Award 2018 in the corporate social responsibility category at London Grosvenor Square Marriott Hotel in the UK. This is the first time since inception of the awards that an Indian company has bagged an award in this category. NMDC is ..