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Phoenix Legal
The coal mining sector in India seems to have finally taken the last step towards its de-nationalisation after more than 40 years.
Argus Partners
The mining industry has historically been one of the more heavily regulated industries in India, with a strong legal and regulatory structure governing the same.
Trilegal
The Government of India has taken various measures towards promoting ease of doing business by removing restrictions that inhibited the growth and development of the mining sector.
Khaitan & Co
The Government of India, in September 2019, began the process of liberalising the long-standing restrictions imposed on mining activities in India with permitting 100% FDI in entities engaged in coal mining activities for sale of coal.
LexRidge Partners, Advocates & Solicitors
This is second in the series of a three-part article tracking facts, issues and challenges confronting the Indian coal mining sector in attracting foreign direct investments.
LexRidge Partners, Advocates & Solicitors
This is first in the series of a three-part article tracking facts, issues and challenges confronting the Indian coal mining sector in attracting foreign direct investments.
AZB & Partners
Any business interested in establishing a business in India is required to first ascertain whether the business is to operate as a foreign entity having a presence in India
AZB & Partners
An important requirement of lenders to a mine based industry is to have valid encumbrances over the assets of the borrower. This note briefly discusses concerns around creation of encumbrances over certain mineral concessions.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
The economic growth of a nation is attributable to the availability of resources and facilities. Industrial development of a country depends chiefly on its mineral resources and their successful utilization.
Dhir & Dhir Associates
The mandate on employers to provide crèche facilities to their employees was made effective from July 1, 2017 following the amendments made to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 in April, 2017.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
A commendably detailed account of the malpractices and serious violations by the miners in Odisha was made by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India in the case of Common Cause v. Union of India and Ors.
Jones Day
Under a new licensing policy, India is set to begin an auction for exploration and development of 55 oil and gas blocks.
Khaitan & Co
A Supreme Court bench ruled on 13 October 2017 that contributions to the District Mineral Foundation Trusts (DMF) in different states cannot be imposed without specifying the rate at which such levy will be charged...
Khaitan & Co
The State Governments levied transit fees on forest produce under the Indian Forests Act, 1927 (1927 Act) which was challenged by the assessees in the respective three High Courts which delivered different verdicts.
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
In a recent order passed by the National Green Tribunal, Dr. Justice Jawed Rahim (Judicial Member) and Mr. Bikram Singh Sajwan (Expert Member) on February 15, 2017 ordered the Central Pollution...
Khaitan & Co
The Hon'ble Delhi High Court on 9 March 2017 pronounced its much-awaited judgment in connected writ petitions challenging, inter alia, the validity of Section 16 of the Coal Mines...
DSK Legal
The MDO Guidelines further state that the intent of the MCA was for the purpose of achieving a standard contractual arrangement that may be entered into across the country for procurement of such services.
DSK Legal
Further, baseline geoscientific data shall be available in the public domain free of any charges.
DSK Legal
Further, the Amendment Act amends Section 13 to allow the Government of India to frame rules with regard to prescribing limits for such transfer charges.
Khaitan & Co
This article provides a critique of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India's landmark judgment dated 4 April 2016, its impact on the unsettled positions in mining laws and implications on the anguished mining industry.
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