“Mining in the state, known for its low-quality iron ore, will stop after March 15 and new licenses will need to be given,” the court said.
In the hot zone of Odisha’s iron and steel belt, adivasis continue to resist the acquisition of fields and forests.
Saranda is home to endangered species of flying lizards and is also an integral part of an elephant corridor.
Will nature be crushed underfoot by the ease of doing business? Or will ecological wisdom thrive? It truly is time for India to decide.
Mining companies on the hook include Tata Steel, Essel Mining & Industries Ltd, Indrani Patnaik, Rungta Mines, Serajuddin & Company.
In villages where stone quarrying work is the prime source of income, an influx of machinery has resulted in many residents leaving in search of safer opportunities.
An investigation into the people, and the institutional failures, responsible for the abandoned coal mine pits scattered across Indonesian Borneo.
A lack of livelihood opportunities is compelling villagers of Vidisha district in Madhya Pradesh to take up jobs in local stone quarries, where unregulated work conditions are often extremely hazardous for their health.
The judgement also puts a much-welcome end to the ‘bid low today, raise price later’ strategy employed by players such as the Tatas and the Adani Group.
China’s mining industry has long been one of the world’s deadliest due to outdated safety standards.
A new mapping study shows that roads have sliced and diced almost the entire land surface of Earth, leaving huge areas prone to illegal logging, mining and hunting.
Potential threats of environmental deterioration continue to be ignored in coastal areas of Kerala partly due to the difficulty in regulating an industry that produces resources of high strategic importance.
The high levels of violence and displacement in Central America and Mexico could likely be due to the exploitation of natural resources.
The ministry wants to justify its proposal for after-the-fact blessing of a project by deceptively quoting parts of the EPA settlement guidelines completely out of context.
Sponsors like Vedanta give money to festivals in order to buy the power of controlling the narrative, not out of the goodness of their hearts.
File notings released by the tribal affairs ministry make it clear the law was violated in order to allow coal mining at Hasdeo Arand. So why is the Centre unwilling to act?
In letters to Raman Singh, the CPI and CPI (M) accuse the state police of vengeful action against researchers Nandini Sundar and Archana Prasad, who were a part of a delegation that visited Bastar to enquire into human rights violations.
The citizen’s collective Wada Na Todo Abhiyan has painstakingly documented the systematic budgetary cuts in social welfare programmes over the last two years and has called out the government’s pro-corporate policies that have marginalised the poor further.
Many African countries, including the DRC, have for years maximised and concentrated their economic activities, at least at the macro level, in only one sector.
The villagers of Lohandiguda are trying to make their own way in a world that is closing them in from every side.