The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the tenure of the Justice Shah Commission, which is looking into illegal mining issue in the country, cannot be extended as it is "unwarranted".
Giving full opportunity to mine lessees to express views on shady activities in iron ore and manganese mining in Odisha, Justice M B Shah Commission said illegal mining activities exist in state.
Eastern Zone Mining Association (EZMA) on Wednesday said miners from Odisha have not been given a fair chance to present their case by the Justice MB Shah Commission, which is probing illegal mining in the country.
The Justice MB Shah Commission report, which was tabled in Parliament, says that Goa`s iron ore mining scam is worth nearly Rs.35,000 crore.
Orissa government on Saturday said it would fully cooperate with members Justice MB Shah Commission for a fair and smooth investigation.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai