MIN­ING IN GOA HAS BEEN A LE­GAL BAT­TLE

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SEPTEM­BER 7, 2012

M B Shah Com­mis­sion re­port cit­ing il­le­gal­i­ties in Goa mines tabled in Par­lia­ment

SEPTEM­BER 10, 2012

Goa govern­ment tem­po­rar­ily sus­pends min­ing in the state

SEPTEM­BER 14, 2012

Union Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment and Forests is­sues no­tice to can­cel en­vi­ron­men­tal clear­ance of all 139 mines in Goa

SEPTEM­BER 25, 2012

Pe­ti­tion filed by non-profit Goa Foun­da­tion against Union of In­dia and oth­ers in the Supreme Court based on Shah Com­mis­sion re­port

OC­TO­BER 5, 2012

Supreme Court ac­cepts pe­ti­tion by Goa Foun­da­tion, sus­pends ac­tiv­i­ties un­der the mine leases in which vi­o­la­tions were de­tected by the Shah Com­mis­sion. The court also di­rects its Cen­tral Em­pow­ered Com­mit­tee (CEC) to look into min­ing il­le­gal­i­ties in the state

DE­CEM­BER 7, 2012

CEC sub­mits in­terim re­port

NOVEM­BER 11, 2013

Supreme Court con­sti­tutes a sixmem­ber ex­pert com­mit­tee to con­duct a macro-level en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact as­sess­ment for as­sess­ing a ceil­ing on an­nual ex­ca­va­tion of iron ore in Goa

MARCH 14, 2014

Ex­pert com­mit­tee sub­mits in­terim re­port sug­gest­ing a cap of 20 mil­lion tonnes a year on iron ore min­ing. The com­mit­tee notes that a de­tailed sci­en­tific study on the mat­ter will take an­other year

APRIL 21, 2014

Supreme Court de­liv­ers judge­ment al­low­ing con­di­tional re­sump­tion of iron ore min­ing in Goa

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