Mining Current Affairs - 2020

Annual Report of Environment Ministry

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has released the Annual Report 2019-20. Highlights The report says that around 11,467 hectares of forest lands have been diverted in 22 states in 2019. The diversion has been made under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980. The diversion was made for 932 non-forestry projects. Of all the diversions Read More…

Project Monitoring Unit launched by Ministry of Coal

The Ministry of Coal recently launched a project monitoring unit to facilitate early operationalization of coal mines that were allocated by the central government. The aim of launching the unit is to bring in more bidders. Highlights The Project Monitoring Unit will facilitate Ease of Doing Business as it will support coal mines in receiving Read More…

Unemployment Rate in India has increased to 23% due to Lock Down

The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) recently released a survey on the current unemployment situation in India. According to the survey, more than 20% of Indian Economy has lost their jobs since the lock down. Highlights The report said that the unemployment rate for the month of March is expected to be 8.7% as Read More…

Odisha Mining Activity greatly affected due to COVID-19; 21 mines interrupted

With the COVID-19 spreading at faster rate in the country, GoI had extended the statutory permits of mines for smooth transition. In spite of this, several mines in Odisha are facing delays of resumption. Highlights The operations of 21 mines have been disrupted completely. The delay in resumption of merchant mines in the state is Read More…

Mineral Law Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha

On March 6, 2020, the Lok Sabha passed Mineral Laws (Amendment) bill, 2020. The bill aims to amend Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) act, 1957 and also Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. Highlights The bill was passed in the parliament without discussion. This was because of the constant uproar of the opposition over Read More…