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 state government has so far maintained that it was non-forest land and hence no permission from the central government was required.

Minihg the case of category B mines, 15 per cent of sales proceeds will be retained. 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: In its exhaustive report to the Minin, the committee has said that the rot runs deep, adding, the law of the land does not operate in the Bellary district.

Clear Notification X Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox? There is also a recommendation for a joint committee to be formed to properly demarcate the extent of mining leases and a suspension of all mining activity till this demarcation is over.

CEC indicts Karnataka for illegal mining

Satellite images show that the area was under a moderately dense forest cover until March Directorate of Mining and Geology asked for notification to be withheld Under the FC Act, saying mining lease can be executed only after the Centre’s approval.

Do You Like This Story? SC orders probe against illegal mining in Bellary. Sat, Apr 16 If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. The court has suspended operations in seven mines along the border of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, till the boundary is reestablished under the supervision of the Geological Survey of India.

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karhataka CEC has to constitute a committee to determine the exact national loss from illegal mining. 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.


The cancelled leases will later be auctioned through bids by calling tenders. For Breaking News and Mininb Updates.

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 The Central Empowered Committee CEC also indicted the Karnataka government after it found complicity illlegal administration officials in the rampant illegal mining that has also caused ecological damage in the Bellary-Sandur-Hospet region of Karnataka.

The court then exempted the National Mineral Development Corporation NMDC from the ban on mining activities; the company was allowed to mine one million tonnes a month. Some of them in category A have leases falling in category B and category C. In Mihingthe court banned mining activities in Bellary and within four weeks extended the ban to the other two districts, based on the petitions by SPS.

In the case of karnattaka C mines, the committee will retain the whole amount obtained through selling old stocks of ore. Related Stories TB and respiratory disorders have increased in Bellary: However, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

The forest department also asked the lessee to stop mining. We have to wait and see what is going to happen on ground. While delivering its final verdict on the petition filed by Dharwad-based non-profit, Samaj Parivartana Samudaya SPSagainst the Karnataka government, the court accepted dec all the recommendations submitted by the Central Empowered Committee CEC appointed by the court that looked into illegal mining in the region.

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter:. Lajpat Nagar to Mayur Vihar Pocket 1 corridor flagged-off. Monday 17 August The categorisation by the CEC may be applied in those cases, too. There were many reports by CEC, interlocutory applications by the petitioners and interim orders by the Supreme Court.

The commission has requested the apex court to suspend all mining activity in the region immediately till the boundaries of the mining leases are fixed by an independent agency. 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.

A report by retired Supreme Court judge and now Karnataka Lokayukta state vigilance officer Santosh Hedge also painted a very grim image of the nature of mining in the state, and indicted several companies, politicians and public officials. Printable version Jan 1, Enterprises and Veeyam Minerals are some of the companies that CEC recommends should be acted upon for irregularities and illegal mining.


Rs 5 crore for each hectare of forest they encroached for mining and Rs 1 crore for encroaching for dumping waste and other purposes. But, on Aug 3,Lokayukta pointed out to the government that it is forest land. The court has also put a ceiling on the total production of iron ore from the region at 30 million tonnes a year.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Karnataka iron ore illegal mining Bellary Hospet. The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Reporh CEC on Friday said that large-scale illegal mining was on in Karnataka particularly in Bellary district in connivance with officials and public representatives.

Though embargo on new leases has been lifted, the state government may not be able to issue many new leases because of the cap. 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 problem in Karnataka was the worst.

You can further help us by making a donation. The petitioners had argued in court that the categorisation of mines into three groups on the basis of only forest encroachments was faulty.

Yeddyurappa can deny it all he wants but the evidence is mounting and, this time it looks like there might not be a way out for him. Earlier on September 3 last year, the court had allowed 18 karjataka the 45 category A mines to reopen. Related Articles Supreme Court orders suspension of 19 mining leases in Bellary.

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The page report was submitted by CEC to the apex court on Friday. The Supreme Court has also said the order will not affect any ongoing investigation in the region.