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The Supreme Court constituted monitoring committee has said Goa can sustain extraction of iron ore to the tune 27.5 million tonnes annually, but has recommended 20 million tonnes as the permissible

The Shah Commission report on illegal mining in Odisha has been placed before a Committee of Secretaries (CoS) to finalise an action taken report (ATR) in order to submit the two together before Pa

KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala on Thursday demanded the cancellation of the sanction given for bauxite mining at Kadaladi Para in Kasaragod.

He also demanded a probe into the circumstances under which the previous LDF government awarded the sanction in 2007. Chennithala raised the demands in letters sent to chief minister Oommen Chandy and industries minister PK Kunhalikutty.

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.

Special team to be constituted, Industries Department recommends Vigilance probeKPCC had also sought probe into row

The Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) will investigate allegations relating to the permission granted by the previous Left Democratic Front (LDF) government for iron ore mining in the Chakkittapara, Kakkoor, and Mavoor villages of Kozhikode district.

Samaj Parivartan Samudaya, Jana Sangram Parishad and the National Committee for Protection of Natural Resources have demanded that the State legislature debate issues such as illegal mining, land g

Even after the Supreme Court allowed the resumption of iron ore mining in Karnataka's 115 category A and B mines, about 36 mining leases falling under these categories and held by 22 firms face an

Mines which account for violations up to 10 per cent are categorised as 'B', and those over 10 per cent are 'C'. File Photo

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that criminal cases will be slapped against all ‘B’ and ‘C’ category mining companies (firms that have carried out illegal mining), besides imposing fine on them as per the recommendations of the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) of the Supreme Court.

Around 25 are still awaiting various approvals from the authorities

Despite the Supreme Court allowing resumption of mining in Karnataka this April, only a dozen mines have managed to resume till now. Around 25 are still awaiting various approvals from the authorities. The delay is crippling both the mining and steel industry in Karnataka. As things stand, the steady supply of iron ore seems far away.