Illegal brick kiln operators allegedly levelled pits, which were dug to mine red sand for the kilns, in Thadagam Valley to cover up the violations.
State Chief Secretary SS Sandhu said, 'for the first time, suggestions have been invited from the stakeholders to formulate 'User Friendly' policy for mining'.
Maliparbat mine was leased to Hindalco in 2006 which failed to carry out operations due to stiff resistance from the tribals, resulting in expiry of the lease terms.
The Shillong-based activist had survived an attack from the miscreants in 2018 during a visit to an illegal coal mining site in East Jaintia Hills.
Out of these 11 mines, six are fully explored and five are partially explored. The auction will be held online through a transparent two-stage process, on the basis of percentage revenue share.
Srilakshmi’s counsel wanted the court to defer the hearing on the case till the dispute on the boundary between OMC and its rival mining companies on the Andhra-Karnataka border is resolved.
The country is totally dependent on import of these minerals to meet its requirement.
The CBI informed the court that the probe into the case was over and that it has no intention of filing any additional chargesheet in respect to the case.
“The State has to realise due compensation from the perpetrators of illegal mining, including on account of the desecration of the ecology and the biodegradation,” the bench stated.
The Madras HC directed the Tamil Nadu government to take steps to recover the loss caused by the illegal miners and quarry owners.
Sources said that there have been frequent clashes between the two truckers' associations over transport of iron ore.
The Southern Bench of the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday constituted a committee to look into the illegal sand mining from the Cooum river close to the Marina in Chennai.
Mining department officials informed the court that temporary permissions were given to take up mining of sand.
The TCFD, created in 2015 by the Financial Stability Board (FSB), has developed a framework to help public companies and other organisations disclose climate-related risks and opportunities.
Historically, illegal and unscientific sand mining have taken a toll on rivers and the ecosystem around them. Sand mafias have continued to thrive under political patronage.