Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/02/2017 regarding mining in private forest land without forest clearance in Goa.
Supreme Court directs that mining leases having forest area may be renewed only after obtaining prior approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and Rule 24A of the Mineral Concession Rules, 1960 is subject to the compliance of the provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.
((I.A.NO. 2348-2349 IN W.P.(C) NO.202/1995)