SC im­poses ban in 26 of 56 Odisha mines

The Economic Times - - News Of The Day -

The Supreme Court on Fri­day banned ac­tiv­ity in 26 of 56 op­er­a­tional mines in Odisha, spar­ing the iron ore and man­gane­serich state the wider ban it had im­posed on Kar­nataka and Goa to check il­le­gal min­ing. The or­der im­pacts mines whose leas- es, pend­ing sec­ond and sub­se­quent re­newals, were run­ning un­der a “deemed” ex­ten­sion. A bench com­pris­ing Jus­tices AK Pat­naik, SS Ni­j­jar and FMI Kal­i­ful­lah said a deemed ex­ten­sion can be granted only for a one­time pe­riod of 20 years and that sub­se­quent ex­ten­sions are il­le­gal. The af­fected par­ties will now have to ap­ply for a fresh lease, the court said. The state has also been di­rected to clear the cases of cap­tive mines first. -

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