PANJIM: In a major violation, one-third of operational mining leases in Goa are operated by raising contractors, many of whom are politicians.

Goa Foundation, in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed before Bombay High Court at Goa has pointed out that over 30 operational mining leases in Goa are operated by persons or companies other than the lessee.

Question asked in Rajya Sabha on illegal mining by Dr. Janardhan Waghmare dated 05/12/2011.

External Affairs Minister S M Krishna has refuted charges that he had sanctioned mining leases as chief minister of Karnataka and pointed to the inquiry on mining by the then Lokayukta Justice Sant

Justice MB Shah Commission of Enquiry on illegal mining of iron and manganese ores has in this first interim report suggested a ban on exports of iron and manganese ores to conserve the mineral for posterity.

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has issued show-cause notices to three mining lease holders on charges of violation of Mineral Concession Rules.

With allegations of illegal sub-lease of mines to private parties by lease holders pouring in, Orissa Government has launched an operation to detect such “frauds,” official sources said.

BHUBANESWAR: With allegations of rampant illegal sub-lease of mines to private parties by lease-holders, the State Government has launched an operation to detect such irregularities.

Note for consideration by the Committee on allocation of natural resources (CANR).

 

This publication - The Bulletin of Mining Leases and Prospecting
Licences 2009 - contains information on mining leases, prospecting licences as well as reconnaissance permits as on 31.3.2009. Information contained in the Directory of Mining Leases after assortment and analysis with different parameters have been segregated into statewise, districtwise, mineralwise and

Mining of minor minerals, though individually, because of smaller size of mine leases is perceived to have lesser impact as compared to mining of major minerals. However, the activity as a whole is seen to have significant adverse impacts on environment.

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