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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The cancelled leases will later be auctioned through bids by calling tenders. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Monday 17 August Saturday, November 21, A serious cause for concern has been raised by CEC as it observed that in nine years of fact-finding on illegal mining in states such as Orissa, Haryana, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, the minjng in Karnataka was the worst.
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You have already subscribed. In its report, the CEC notes “their efforts have been to cover up the illegal csc being done by OMC in the unallotted forest areas outside the approved mining leases”.
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. The Central Bureau of Investigation is at present is probing a few cases connected with illegal iron ore mining and exporting. Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor flagged-off. Clear Notification X Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
While delivering its final verdict on the petition karnataak by Dharwad-based non-profit, Samaj Parivartana Samudaya SPSagainst the Karnataka government, the court accepted almost all the recommendations submitted by the Central Empowered Committee CEC appointed by the court that looked into illegal mining in the region.
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If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you ilegal happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. But, the lessee got a stay from illeagl Karnataka High Court. The state government has so far maintained that it was non-forest land and hence no permission from the central government was required.
Related Stories TB and respiratory disorders have increased in Bellary: Karnataka iron ore illegal mmining Bellary Hospet. The report also says that the forest cover was completely destroyed between March 17, and May 20, We have to wait and see what is going to happen on ground.
The contentious issue of illegal mining in Karnataka is back to haunt Chief Minister B. Special forest bench headed by Chief Justice S.
However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. The petitioners had argued in court that the categorisation of mines into three groups on the basis of only forest encroachments was faulty.
Janardhana Reddy carrying out illegal mining: CEC
SPS filed its petition in after the failure of the reoort government to curb indiscriminate and illegal iron ore mining in the region. In fact, CEC was supposed to constitute the committee within three months but it has not done so. Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter:. The court has also put a ceiling on the total production of iron ore from the region at 30 million tonnes a year.
There are leases where the Archaeological Survey of India has obtained stay order on mining in Bellary since it affected an ancient temple. Of this,tonnes was illegally exported incausing a loss of Rs 15, crore to the exchequer, CEC said in its report. The report claimed that the decade-old problem of illegal mining of iron ore and manganese would probably exhaust mineral reserves in the region within 20 years. Earlier on September 3 last year, the court had allowed 18 of the 45 category A mines to reopen.
In the case of category C mines, the committee will retain the whole amount obtained illetal selling old stocks of ore. HC directs govt to stop mining, quarrying in forest areas.
Supreme Court allows reopening of 90 more mines in Karnataka subject to conditions
The report also shows how all norms were flouted to grant the lease. The court, however, cancelled all the 49 category C leases and two category B leases, where the leaseholders were found to have flagrantly violated the Forest Conservation Act of CEC has to constitute a committee to determine the exact national loss from illegal mining. In its exhaustive report to the SC, the committee has said that the rot runs deep, adding, the law of the land does not operate in the Bellary district.
On his part, Yeddurappa has always claimed that he never gave a single on lease or facilitated illegal mining.