30 minutes: Reddy brothers' mining scandal

Deepa Balakrishnan, CNN-IBN | Aug 08, 2010 at 02:19pm

Illegal mining has become rampant in many districts of Karnataka and especially in the iron-ore rich Bellary district. Today mining politics dominates the public life of Karnataka that remains a bastion of the Reddy brothers. Large-scale illegal mining and export of iron ore have become a way of life for the economy and ecological drive of the place.