With the Orissa government dallying on going to the Supreme Court against the High Court order cancelling recommendation of prospecting licence (PL) for Khadadhar iron ore deposits in favour of Posco, the South Korean steel major has filed a special leave petition (SLP) in the apex court challenging the high court order.

The petition is in two parts.

Dilip Bisoi

Bhubaneswar: Posco-India has decided to challenge the Orissa High Court order on Khandadhar iron ore mines in the Supreme Court. Sources in Posco-India said the company will file a petition in the apex court on October 8 challenging the order.

The Orissa government has also decided to file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court against the high court order.

Kunal Bose / September 28, 2010, 0:56 IST

Democracy allows a hundred ideas on a given subject to bloom before a policy is finally made. That the draft mining bill will provoke miners, stand alone ones and those who dig earth to remove minerals for captive use, to react is expected. Perhaps that is what the government wants.



Profit sharing by mining firms might open an window of innovative accounting, says the author.

The purpose of developing sector specific guidance manual for Mining projects is to provide clear and concise information to all the stakeholders i.e. project proponent, environmental consultant, Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board officials and the public to have a better understanding on the relevant environmental aspects in the initial stage itself.

Vijesh Kamath, Bangalore, August 19, DH News Service:

Nearly a month after banning export of iron-ore, the State government has now begun to crack down on mining stockyards to curb illegal mining.

Henceforth, permits for establishing mining stockyards will be granted only to mining contractors and owners of ore processing units.

Traders, middlemen and other business persons have been b

As mining is increasingly becoming the most controversial issue in the country, the Supreme Court in order to stem the resentment among people against the mega projects, has asked the Union and state governments to follow various Central and state legislations on acquisition of land and regulating mining strictly.

Dilip Bisoi

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court

The Ad Hoc Committee (ADC) has recommended that the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) should conduct a fact finding study of the illegal mining activities, if any, and also investigate and study the modalities of the illegal mechanism.