Honorable Supreme Court has permitted Sesa Sterlite (earlier Sesa Goa) to restart mining operations at its Karnataka mines.
The company has resumed mining operations at its Narrain mine in Chitradurg, after receiving necessary permissions from Karnataka Government.
It is permitted to utilize only 40 per cent of installed capacity and produce 2.4 MnT pa of Iron ore. The material would be sold only through e-auctions, once the company’s changed name is approved (was changed after imposition of ban).
On 18 April, 2013, the SC had allowed A and B category mines to start mining operations after completion of the R&R plans. In July 2011, a ban on mining was imposed by SC in Karnataka, owing to illegalities (environmental degradation) in Turmur and Chitradurg.