SC asked Sterlite Industries to pay Rs 100 crore as compensation for polluting environment through its copper smelting plant in Tuticorin, but refused to uphold closure of the plant ordered by Madras High Court in 2010.
The Supreme Court commissioners have found a deep-rooted nexus among bureaucrats, politicians and private food contractors to siphon off funds meant for poor children and women under ICDS. Hence this report dated 29 Nov 2012 calls for setting up an independent Special Investigation Team to investigate corruption and quality in food procurement under the scheme.
This is an interim report of the Supreme Court technical expert committee dated 07.10.2012, in response to public interest litigation on GMOs. The committee has considered issues that relate to the conducting of field trials and food safety and exposure to the environment as raised in the PIL.
Supreme Court directed CBI to register a FIR against those involved in illegal extraction & transportation of 50.79 lakh metric tonnes of iron ore from Belekeri port in Karnataka between January 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010. Read text of this order.
Supreme Court pulled up the Centre for inaction on protecting the tiger population and extended the interim order banning tourist activities in the core areas of tiger reserves. Read full text of this order dated 29 Aug 2012.