Report of Justice M.B. Shah Commission of inquiry for illegal mining of iron ore and manganese

This is the final report of Justice M B Shah Commission on illegal mining of iron ore and manganese in Goa. Says that lack of coordination within the Ministry of Environment and forests led to the illegalities and consequential ecological damage.

The Government of India has set up Shri Justice M. B. Shah Commission of Inquiry for Illegal Mining of Iron Ore and Manganese vide Notification dated 22nd November, 2010. The Commission is submitting its first Interim Report recommending some urgent remedial measures to prevent further illegal mining, its trade, transportation and export. These measures may help in controlling to a large extent illegal mining subject to honest and effective implementation at all levels.