Supreme Court has ruled that States and Union Territories can now grant leases for mining minor minerals in less than 5 hectares or renew them only after prior approval from the MoEF.

Supreme Court order dated 27-02-2012 on steps required to be taken in 'a quite flows maili Yamuna' (Writ Petition (Civil) No. 725 of 1994).

Supreme Court order on illegal mining dated 16/01/2012.

Supreme Court permitted the export of 2698.056 kl of endosulfan formulation used for the manufacture of the pesticide, lying with different companies and said that the “dilution, packaging and export” of it will be handled by Hindustan Insecticide Ltd. Read this order.

Supreme Court order on Nirma dated 09/12/2011.

Supreme Court order dated 30/09/2011 in Endosulfan - W.P.(C) NO.213/2011 Democratic Youth Federation Youth Federation of India vs Union of India & Ors.

Read text of the latest SC order on Nirma cement in Bhavnagar. The apex court has made it clear that Nirma will have to scrap this plant if it fails to prove that the project does not fall in eco-sensitive wetlands.

Supreme Court order dated 02.09.2011 in IA no.22 in WP (C) 562/2009 regarding sale of iron ore in districts of Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur and matters connected therewith.

A meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Dr Gurbachan Singh, Agricultural Commissioner on 16th August, 2011 wherein representatives of the major industries as well as the Endosulfan Manufacturing and Formulators Association were invited. The compiled data was presented to the Joint Expert Committee in its meeting held on 19th August, 2011.




Read text of the latest Supreme Court order on mining in Bellary district of Karnataka. The apex court has refused to lift ban on mining in the region, but allowed the state enterprise NMDC to operate its two mines for extraction of iron ore for domestic consumption.