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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CEC indicts Karnataka for illegal mining

Such shocking state of affairs on this scale and brazenness illegal not witnessed anywhere else in the country. The state government has so reporf maintained that it was non-forest land and hence no permission from the central government was required.

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

The interim report submitted by CEC in April revealed large-scale illegal mining and consequent damage to the forests, water bodies and to the ecosystems. Some of them in category A have leases falling in category B and category C.

The Central Empowered Committee CEC also indicted the Karnataka government after it found complicity by administration officials in the rampant illegal mining that mibing also caused ecological minning in the Bellary-Sandur-Hospet region of Karnataka. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks.

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CEC inspects mining areas in Ramghad forest range. Related Articles Supreme Court orders suspension of 19 mining leases in Bellary.

Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. There were many reports by CEC, interlocutory applications by the petitioners and interim orders by the Supreme Court.


NGO Samaj Parivartan Samudaya had alleged that the respective state governments in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh had failed to stop the rampant illegal mining of iron ore, which adversely affected the livelihood of local people, especially the rural poor.

The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee CEC on Friday said that large-scale illegal mining was on in Karnataka particularly in Bellary district in connivance with officials and kranataka representatives. Going may get tough for mining firms Though the court has allowed resumption of operations, it will not be easy for many companies which are fighting cases in lower courts among themselves.

The petitioners had argued in court that the categorisation of mines into three groups on the basis of only forest encroachments was faulty. HC directs govt to stop mining, quarrying in forest areas. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Satellite images show that the area was under a moderately dense forest cover until March 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.

Of this,tonnes was illegally exported incausing a loss of Rs 15, crore to the exchequer, CEC said in its report.

For Breaking News and Instant Updates. The report also shows how all norms were flouted to grant the lease. 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”.

The court has not said anything on this. October 10, A ceec 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 Minijg Pradesh, the problem in Karnataka was the worst. The court has also put a ceiling on the total production of iron ore from the region at 30 million tonnes a year.


In the case of category C mines, the committee will retain the whole amount obtained through selling old stocks of ore. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments. Also, it may not be muning for many companies to resume mininb 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 court, however, cancelled all the 49 category C leases and two category B leases, where the leaseholders were found to have flagrantly violated the Kn Conservation Act of The Supreme Court on April 18 allowed reopening of the remaining category A mines, numbering 27, and 63 of the 72 category B mines in three districts of Karnataka—Bellary, Chitradurga and Tumkur—subject to certain conditions.

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: Enterprises and Veeyam Minerals are some of the companies that CEC recommends should be acted upon for irregularities and illegal mining. Sat, Apr 16 Special forest bench headed by Chief Justice S.

Supreme Court allows reopening of 90 more mines in Karnataka subject to conditions

Jayakrishnan, Chairman of CEC, along with other members of the team inspecting a mining site in Hospet taluk. The CEC report asks for the revocation of mining leases and environmental clearances granted to the indicted mining companies.

As for category A mines, 10 per cent of the sales proceeds will be retained by the monitoring committee.

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