Supreme Court has ruled that States and Union Territories can now grant leases for mining minor minerals in less than 5 hectares or renew them only after prior approval from the MoEF.
Supreme Court order dated 27-02-2012 (SLP (C) No. 19628-19629 of 2009 on illegal mining.
In-court: SC order on illegal mining, 16/01/2012.
Report: MMDR Bill, 2011.
Report: EIA notification 2006.
Report: National mineral policy, 2008.
Report: Rajasthan mineral policy 2011.
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