Issue Date: Mar 7, 2012
Mining of minor minerals such as sand, gravel, clay, marble and other stones will not be allowed in the country without the approval of the Central government. The Supreme Court, in a judgement on February 27, said all such mining leases by the state governments and Union territories will need environment clearance from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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