Government earlier ordered CBI probe into illegal iron ore exports

Dharwad-based Samaj Parivartan Samudaya (SPS), which is fighting the illegal mining case in Karnataka through a public interest litigation, on Thursday urged the state government to order a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the illegalities and irregularities in state-owned Mysore Minerals Limited (MML).

The report stated the allegation made by the complainant was filed with a wrong motive, envy and vindictive and far away from the truth

The Indian Bureau of Mines, which works under the Ministry of Mines, said it had found no evidence in the alleged illegal mining of atomic minerals across Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Tuticorin districts in Tamil Nadu by a private mining company.

The Rajasthan high court on Wednesday issued notices to the state government and one Ultra Tech cement company on a petition filed by Banswara-based mining businessman Fakhruddin who alleged that t

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mathala Chandrapati Rao Vs Collector District Magistrate Gajapati District, Odisha & Others on the issue of stone quarry being effected by M/s B.V.S.R. Construction Private Limited at Venkatapur, Kidigam G.P., Kasinagar Block, Gajapati District, Odisha.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/308-2013(OA)_23Oct2013.pdf

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.

Considering the fact that iron ore dumps have more environmental impact than mining operations, the Centre for Environment and Education (CEE) said that a separate environmental clearance (EC) for

The much-awaited third and final report of Justice (retired) MB Shah Commission inquiry report on illegal mining in Goa was submitted to the Union Mines Ministry Tuesday, giving yet another major b

This is a comprehensive assessment of the quality of Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), compliance with Environment Clearance (EC) conditions and the adequacy of the Environmental Management Plans (EMP) with respect to 105 mines in operation in Goa.

The Supreme Court has asked the Madhya Pradesh government to maintain status quo in processing applications and granting fresh mining leases in the state, which is going to assembly polls in Novemb

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.

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