SC panel continues inspection of mining firms
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Last Updated: Monday, August 08, 2011, 23:15
Chitradurga: The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) on Monday inspected nine mining companies in Bheemasamudra and Holalkere in this district on the second day of its mission for collecting information about illegal mining in Karnataka.

The CEC team went round the mining areas along with Deputy Commissioner Vipul Bansal.

Some of the villagers complained to the team members about pollution caused by mining operations.

The team members Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Mahendra Vyas, Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests UV Singh, Mines and Geology department official HR Srinivasan carried out the inspection. Its leader CV Jayakrishna did not accompany the members as he is indisposed, officials said.


First Published: Monday, August 08, 2011, 23:15

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