Dichotomy underlines India’s ambitious plans to double mineral production by 2020

Dichotomy underlines India’s ambitious plans to double mineral production by 2020

According to government data released last month, of these 288 projects, 94 had not made any headway as companies have not submitted  required documents, 110 projects are still awaiting environmental approvals from provincial and federal governments and 63 are yet to get the go-ahead from provincial governments. A senior officials of the Mines Ministry has […]

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Department to hand over draft water master plan in October

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has until the second week of October to submit a draft National Waterand Sanitation Master Plan to the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation. The development of the master plan is aimed at ensuring effective oversight over the department and ensuring implementation of water policy, while allowing for decisive decision-making when it comes to the scarce commodity. While the committee […]

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New mineral sands projects require higher prices – Base

With global mineral sands stockpiles declining, a further price improvement is expected for the balance of 2016, Base MD Tim Carstens told delegates at the first day of the Africa Down under conference in Perth, on Wednesday. At peak, ilmenite traded at about $350/t; however, by May this year, prices for the product declined to between $60/t to $65/t. “It was a […]

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