Mumbai: The Supreme Court has allowed restarting of mining in category A iron ore mines, or those of more than 50 hectares, in southern Karnataka state after their environmental plans are approved, a lawyer said on Friday.
So far, only state-run NMDC is allowed to mine up to 1 million tonne per month.
Last week, the top court had asked companies in Karnataka state to push ahead with land clean-up.
In 2011, the Supreme Court banned iron ore mining in three districts of Karnataka citing environmental concerns.
In 2011, the Supreme Court banned iron ore mining in three districts of Karnataka citing environmental concerns, and asked a government body to carry out an environmental impact assessment.
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