CEC indicts Karnataka for illegal mining. The report claimed that the decade- old problem of illegal mining of iron ore and manganese would probably exhaust . The Supreme Court will examine the report by the Central Empowered Committee, which while indicating large-scale illegal mining of iron ore in Karnataka,has. The CEC report submitted to the Supreme Court has established that the Karnataka tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy is indulging in illegal.

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Some of them in category A have leases falling in category B and category C. Notification Settings X Time Settings. October 10, The Central Bureau of Investigation is at present is probing a few cases connected with illegal iron ore mining and exporting.

Repot cancelled leases will later be auctioned through bids by calling tenders.

Your evening news brief. The apex court had in February directed the CEC to conduct a probe over allegations of illegal mining in the state and submit a report within six weeks.

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Though embargo on new leases has been karnataak, the state government may not be able to issue many new leases because of the cap. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless.

SC-appointed committee finds illegal mining in Karnataka

As per the Supreme Court order of September 28 last year, which has been reiterated in the final judgment, this is the absolute first step. We have to wait and see what is going to happen on ground.


Satellite images show that the area was under a moderately dense forest cover until March The Central Empowered Committee CEC also indicted the Karnataka government after it found complicity by administration officials in the rampant illegal mining that has also caused ecological damage in the Bellary-Sandur-Hospet region of Karnataka.

As per the September 28, order of the court, the CEC was supposed to constitute a committee to determine the exact amount of ore that has been taken out by each company.

Supreme Court allows reopening of 90 more mines in Karnataka subject to conditions Leases of 51 mines cancelled; embargo on new leases lifted By M Suchitra Last Updated: Karnataka iron ore illegal mining Bellary Hospet. Please Email the Editor.

Also, it may not be economical for many companies to resume mining since the approved quantity of the ore that can be extracted will be much lower due to the cap on the total annual iron ore production, points out Kamath. Clear Notification X Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox? Sat, Apr 16 Category B mines will have to pay additional fines later and they have to give written undertaking that they will pay the additional amounts.

SC orders probe against illegal mining in Bellary.

In fact, CEC was supposed to constitute the committee within three months but it has not done so. Related Topics Rfport Karnataka habitat conservation.

CEC indicts Karnataka for illegal mining – Livemint

Of this,tonnes was illegally exported incausing a loss of Rs reoprt, crore to the exchequer, CEC said in its report. Yeddyurappa had admitted on the floor of the Karnataka assembly in August that more than 30 million tonnes of iron ore had been exported from the state without permits from Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor flagged-off.


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Dec, there has been connivance from the highest to the lowest level and cuts across all departments, the report points out.

The verdict has its positive aspects but it will not transform the culture of lawlessness prevailing in the mining sector, he says. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering.

SC-appointed committee finds illegal mining in Karnataka – The Hindu

But, on Aug 3,Lokayukta pointed out to the government that it is forest land. Going may get tough for mining firms Though the court has allowed resumption of operations, it will not be easy illeegal many companies which are fighting cases in lower courts among themselves.

In its report, the CEC notes “their efforts have been to cover up the illegal mining being done by OMC in the unallotted forest areas outside the approved mining leases”. But the CEC report says a mining lease was granted on July 18,when BSY was the chief minister and also held the mining portfolio.