The Lafarge mining case has highlighted the appalling weakness of the environmental clearance procedures at all levels

J. Venkatesan

New Delhi: Making it clear that the French company Lafarge should comply with Indian laws and get a fresh Environment Impact Assessment done for its limestone mines in Meghalaya forests, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to vacate its stay on mining operations.

Lafarge cement plant hits hurdle

NEW DELHI: Is mining activities for the French cement manufacturing company, Lafarge, going the uranium way? It appears so - the Supreme Court while upholding the stay on the ban on limestone mining in Shella, asked the cement giant to get fresh Environment Impact Assessment and also suggested holding of public hearing on the controversial matter.

SHILLONG, March 29: The Shella Action Committee (SAC) today said that the Central
Government cannot come out in support of a foreign Lafarge company inn view of the blatant violation of environmental laws of the country by both MoEF and CEC. The SAC has disagreed with the proposal of the Centre and the Learned Amicus for regularization of the Lafarge

SHILLONG, March 29: After consistent plea before the Supreme Court on extraction of limestone from Shella-Nongtrai areas of Meghalya, the apex court today said that the project cannot be allowed to continue without a valid environmental clearance and that Lafarge should conduct EIA study afresh. The Court accepted plea of the Shella Action Committee.

New Delhi: Environmental considerations outweighed India

Orders fresh environment impact study of limestone mining in Meghalaya.

The Supreme Court today rejected the plea of the central government to allow Lafarge, the French mining giant, to resume limestone mining in Meghalaya. It also ordered a fresh, and fast, environmental impact assessment (EIA).

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to vacate its stay order on mining by French cement giant Lafarge in Meghalya and directed Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) of the entire area to find out the damage caused to forests in the fragile hills.

French cement giant Lafarge may have to wait a while to resume mining, with the Supreme Court asking it to seek fresh environmental and forests clearance from the Centre for mining in the eco-fragile East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya.

Lafarge mining

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition filed by villagers challenging allotment of forest land for mining to French cement manufacturing company Lafarge in Meghalaya.