Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding dump mining in Goa, 13/12/2022

  • 13/12/2022

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Goa Foundation Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/12/2022.

The application was filed by the state of Goa praying for permitting the applicant to carry out dump mining as recommended by the Expert Committee's report, April 12, 2015. As there was no opposition to the said application, the SC inclined to allow the state government to carry out the dump mining activities in accordance with the Expert Committee's report.

The Goa government, December 2021 has issued a policy for removal of wastes in mining dumps in the state which include minerals that are below the threshold value of ore as defined by the Indian Bureau of Mines.