Adani poised to ramp Queensland mine after final nod, to generate thousands of jobs

Adani Australia said it will start ramping up mining activity at its Carmichael mine in Central Queensland, Australia over the coming days as it has received the final environmental approval for the project. The mine can produce up to 60 million tons of coal per year, but the company will produce only 27.5 million tons, […]

Nalco says facing a ‘coal crisis’ due to govt’s supply prioritization

Government of India’s NALCO, or National Aluminium Company, said its primary Aluminium smelter plant at Angul in Orissa is facing a ‘crisis’ due to the the shortage of coal to produce power. Smelting of alumina into aluminium is one of the most power-hungry processes in industrial production. To supply power to the unit, NALCO had […]

JSW Steel to build Rs 2,100 cr pipeline to import iron ore from Eastern India

JSW Steel Limited said the company’s board has approved a plan to build a pipeline from its Vijayanagar plant in Karnataka to the coast to facilitate the import of cheaper iron ore from Odisha and Eastern India. “This Slurry Pipeline can be set up within 24 months at an estimated cost of Rs 2,100 crores. […]

PSU sells diamonds worth Rs 110 cr via e-auction

India’s premier public sector miner has auctioned rough diamonds worth over Rs 110 cr via e-auction, beating a slowdown in India’s gems and jewellery sector. It is “a significant development amidst the global slowdown in diamond industry,” said mjunction, an e-auction company that also helped with India’s spectrum sales. “The e-auction process has successfully overcome […]

Star rating for Indian mines by next month, satellite monitoring to check illegal activity

The government of India will introduce a star rating for mines by next month and start monitoring mining activity using satellite, said mining secretary Balvinder Kumar said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi today. “If (mines)y don’t get 4 or 5 star rating they will get 2-3 years to comply. By end of […]