HC directs Karnataka govt to stop mining, quarrying in forest areas

Karnataka High Court directed the government to take stringent steps to stop mining and granite quarrying on forest land.

Updated: Apr 12, 2011, 21:55 PM IST

Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Tuesday directed the government to take stringent steps to stop mining
and granite quarrying on forest land.
The green bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and
Justice A S Bopanna further directed the government to cancel
the lease of all such firms who were engaged in these
operations on forest land and submit a report within four
weeks on the steps they (government) are going to take.
The bench gave the directions on a petition filed by a
resident of Somwarpet (Kodagu) challenging the government
order cancelling the lease of some firms which were engaged in
mining and granite quarrying in forest land.

PTI