The Supreme Court has permitted Vedanta group company Sesa Goa to resume iron ore mining at Chitradurg in Karnataka but capped production from the mine at about40%of its annual capacity.

Contaminated ground water has been a major health hazard in Chitradurga, Tumkur and Kolar districts and needs to be addressed on a priority basis, said R B Sinha, Joint Secretary, Department of Agr

Bangalore: Blame it on increase in population, urbanization, rapid industrialization and climate change, Karnataka’s water resources are under severe threat and depleting fast.

The company's mining lease is spread over 162 hectares with an approval to mine up to 2.3 mn tonnes, about 38.3% of original capacity, after the CEC approved the company's reclamation and rehabilitation plan

Sesa Sterlite, the largest private largest mining company in Karnataka, is a step away from restarting its iron ore mines in the state.

Aims to set up 600 water purifying plants in the country by 2014

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard), along with the government of Karnataka, will promote water purifying plants throughout the State to provide clean drinking water in rural areas at more affordable rates, said G. R. Chintala, Chief General Manager (CGM), Regional Office of Karnataka, Nabard.

Company recently secured a working permit for one year from MoEF for its mines in Chitradurga district

Sesa Goa, a division of Sesa Sterlite, is moving towards resuming iron ore mining in Karnataka. The company, which had stopped mining following a Supreme Court ban in the state two years ago (later lifted), recently secured a working permit for one year from the union ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) for its mines in Chitradurga district.

Notices have been so far issued to about 60 firms for defaulting FDT as per the provisions of Karnataka Forest Act. The deputy conservators of forest (DCFs) have been directed to issue notices to all companies that have failed to pay tax as per the Karnataka High Court’s recent order, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (Forest Conservation) Punati Sridhar said.

An expert committee of the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), formed in 2010 to find long - and short - term solutions to the growing water demand in the City, has put forward the v

The Mines and Geology Department has named six of its former directors and joint directors as being involved in 20 different cases of illegal mining over the past six years in the State.

The names include those of M E Shivalingamurthy (IAS), Gangaram Baderia (IAS), K S Prabhakar (IAS), Basappa Reddy, D R Veeranna and H M Khayum Ali. While Basappa Reddy retired as the director of the department, Veeranna and Ali were additional directors.

Penal clauses have to be ratified by court, says official.