Apex court bans min­ing in Bel­lary

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

The Supreme Court on Fri­day or­dered im­me­di­ate sus­pen­sion of min­ing and trans­porta­tion of iron ore from the Bel­lary district in Kar­nataka, say­ing “over­ex­ploita­tion” of the area has caused large-scale en­vi­ron­men­tal degra­da­tion. The apex court passed the or­der by tak­ing note of the lat­est 23-page re­port of its ex­pert panel, Cen­tral Em­pow­ered Com­mit­tee.

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