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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More importantly, as he points out, the judgment will set precedent for all mining cases. CEC has to constitute a committee to determine the exact national loss from mmining mining. Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter:. This article is closed for comments. The cancelled leases will later be auctioned through bids by calling tenders.
There are leases where the Archaeological Survey of India has obtained stay order on mining in Bellary since it affected an ancient temple. In the case of category B mines, 15 per cent of sales proceeds will be retained.
CEC indicts Karnataka for illegal mining – Livemint
The report also says that the forest cover was completely destroyed between March 17, and May 20, HC directs govt to stop mining, quarrying in forest areas. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. The Central Bureau of Investigation is at present is probing a few cases connected with illegal iron ore rpeort and exporting.
The page report was submitted by CEC to the apex court on Friday. In Julythe court banned mining activities in Bellary and within four weeks extended the ban to the other reporh districts, based on the petitions by SPS. The petitioners had argued in court that the categorisation of mines into three groups on the basis of only forest encroachments was faulty.
SC-appointed committee finds illegal mining in Karnataka
But, on Aug 3, iin, Lokayukta pointed out to the government that it is karnaatka land. 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 public representatives.
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.
Janardhana Reddy carrying out illegal mining: CEC
The NGO had submitted that the Lokayukta report had highlighted that forest area to the extent over 2, sq kms was available for mining by private entities despite specific objections raised by the Forest Department.
Related Articles Supreme Court orders suspension of 19 mining leases in Bellary. In fact, CEC was supposed to constitute the committee within three months but it has not done so.
Satellite images show that the area was under a moderately dense forest cover until March The categorisation by the CEC may be applied in those cases, too. Now a new system is going to be implemented. 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.
But, mining lease was executed kanrataka without the required permission. 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.
Category B mines will have to pay additional fines illlegal and they have to give written undertaking that they will pay the additional amounts. 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.
However, you can change your illebal settings at any time. Obviously, there has been connivance from the highest to the lowest level and cuts across all departments, the report points out. Clear My notification inbox. Karnataka iron ore illegal mining Bellary Hospet. 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.
Though embargo on new leases has been lifted, the state government may not be able to issue many new leases because of the cap.