Shah Commission

  • Minerals worth Rs 60,000 crore lost to illegal mining in Odisha: Shah Commission February 10, 2014

    Minerals worth about Rs 60,000 crore were illegally mined in Odisha during 2008-2011, Justice MB Shah Commission of Inquiry said in its report tabled in Parliament on Monday. The first part of the government-appointed Commission's report, running in five volumes, said most of the mining activities in the mineral-rich state were...
  • Place Shah Commission report by January 27, SC directs Centre January 13, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to place the Justice Shah Commission's report on illegal mining in Odisha and Jharkhand before it by January 27. A green bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik also directed the Centre to provide a copy of the reports to Central Empowered Committee. The...
  • Illegal mining: SC issues notice to Centre, denies extension to Justice Shah panel October 29, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging its decision not to grant extension to the Justice MB Shah panel inquiring into mining-related issues. A bench headed by Justice AK Patnaik sought response from the government on an application filed by an NGO contending that...
  • Odisha to submit physical verification report with Shah Commission August 17, 2013

    Odisha government was all set to submit soon, the physical verification report of 42 iron ore and manganese mines located in Keonjhar and Sundargarh districts, to the Justice M B Shah Commission. The report to be sent by the state government is likely to be part of the Shah Commission's final...
  • Shunt out Odiya, Bihari mining labourers: Goa legislator March 26, 2013

    Panaji: Odiya and Bihari labourers hired on contract for Goa's mining industry need to be "shunted" out of the state as the mining ban is forcing them towards crime, Congress legislator Vishwajeet Rane alleged on Tuesday. Rane was speaking during the question hour during the Budget Session of the Goa...
  • Panel probing illegal mining to miss deadline March 5, 2013

    Bhubaneswar: The Justice MB Shah commission, which is probing illegal mining, on Monday said it was unlikely to meet the July 16 deadline for submitting the final report to the central government. "It is very difficult to say that we would not be in a position to meet the deadline," retired...
  • No mining in Goa till environmental clearance obtained: SC December 7, 2012

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court panel has ruled that no mining activity will be allowed in Goa until all environmental clearances are obtained by the state government. The order comes following an inquiry report by the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) into the illegal iron-ore mining in the state. The Supreme Court...
  • Odisha to identify mining operation outside leased areas November 11, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday said it would soon lunch a drive to identify the mines which had been allegedly operating outside the leased area, official sources said. The state government's action in this regard, sources said, came in response to a suggestion of the Justice MB Shah Commission which...
  • Govt has to find solution to mining crisis: Goa CM October 25, 2012

    Panaji: With uncertainty prevailing over resumption of mining activity in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said the government and not court can find a solution to it. Supreme Court recently halted the transportation and extraction of ore in the state pending inquiry report from the Centrally Empowered committee (CEC),...
  • Mining scam: Shah panel to visit Odisha again on Oct 31 October 21, 2012

    Bhubaneswar: A team of the Justice MB Shah Commission of enquiry will visit Odisha again on October 31 to further investigate the alleged mining illegalities in the state, official sources said on Sunday. The state government has been informed that the team of the Commission led by senior bureaucrat UV...
  • Shah Commission report devoid of facts: Goa miners September 15, 2012

    Panaji: The Justice MB Shah Commission report on illegal mining which led to cancellation of all the 93 mining leases in Goa is "factually incorrect" in several aspects, claimed an apex body of state mining exporters. "We would like to cite that a number of observations made in the Shah Commission...
  • Shah panel never heard me: Former Goa CM Kamat September 14, 2012

    Panaji: Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat, indicted by Justice MB Shah Commission in its report on illegal mining in the state, on Friday said the commission never asked him to present his side. "I was never called for any inquiry or justification by Shah Commission. Whatever is interpreted by the...
  • Goa government bans mining till complete review September 11, 2012

    Panaji: The Goa government has decided to stop work at all mines in the state till a complete review of the same is done. Following the decision, all the 90 mines in the state are slated to stop work till the completion of the review. This decision has come after the...
  • Babus in Rs 3 lakh cr Odisha mining scam: Report December 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Shah Commission which is probing the alleged Rs 3 lakh crore mining scam in Odisha's Keonjhar district reveals that the state bureaucrats are directly involved in it. The commission however observed that the involvement of state politicians need a further probe as there is no direct evidence...
  • Odisha: Shah Panel begins probe into illegal mining December 8, 2011

    Keonjhar: The Centre appointed Shah Commission led by former Supreme Court judge Justice MB Shah on Thursday formally began investigation into illegal mining in Odisha. The Commission held a discussion with the district authorities of Keonjhar and Sundergarh besides authorities of the railways, Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) and forest officials. "We...
  • Goa Govt relieved, illegal mining report delayed November 30, 2011

    Panaji: In a breather for the Goa government ahead of polls in 2012, the Justice MB Shah Commission set up by the Centre to look into illegal mining in several states including Goa will not be submitting its report on December 1 as was being anticipated. According to Sources, the Shah...