A mining scandal of “enormous proportions involving megabucks” – these are the opening words of the Supreme Court in its judgment in the Odisha mining case.
A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta today ordered mining companies to pay a 100 percent compensation on the price of any iron ore or manganese ore extracted contrary to Environment Impact Assessment notification, 1994 or Environment Impact Assessment notification, 2006.
The judgment came in a writ . . .
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