6 March 2013

Shah panel seeks clarity on mining near forests

The Justice M B Shah Commission, inquiring into illegal mining in Odisha and some other states, on Monday asked the state government and the Union ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) to inform it about their position on matter pertaining to mining within 10 km radius of wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forest areas.
The commission, which concluded its latest round of hearing here, asked the state forest department and MoEF to submit their affidavit regarding their interpretation of rules related to mining in areas adjacent to sanctuaries and reserve forests.

No comments:

Post a Comment