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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 21/08/2018 regarding mining operations in Piparwar Open Cast Project, Jharkhand. This is an application moved by the Central Coalfields Ltd. in which it is prayed that the applicant may be permitted to continue the mining operations in the broken up area. It is further prayed that the Ministry of Environment and Forests should consider and grant the application for grant of extension of 43.30 ha.

Judgement of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Elko Properties And Developers Private Limited Vs The District Geologist, Department of Mining And Geology, Thrissur District & Others dated 04/04/2018 regarding refusal on the part of Department of Mining and Geology to accept the application of the Elko Properties for issuance of transit passes, so as to extract ordinary earth for building purposes citing the necessity of an environmental clearance certificate.