Cabinet orders probe into illegal mining

Cabinet orders probe into illegal mining
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First Published: Mon, Aug 16 2010. 02 26 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Aug 16 2010. 02 26 PM IST
New Delhi: The Cabinet on Monday has ordered a probe into alleged illegal mining in the country, mines minister BK Handique told reporters.
Several mineral-rich states say several mining firms operate without necessary licences and approvals. The Karnataka, India’s second-largest iron ore producer, has banned export of the steel-making raw material, citing illegal mining as a provocation.
The Orissa has been engaged in a year-long drive against offenders closing several mines, while Goa has said it will clamp down on exports of illegally mined iron ore.
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First Published: Mon, Aug 16 2010. 02 26 PM IST
More Topics: Mining | Iron Ore | Karnataka | Orissa | Goa |