Enthused by the collection of around Rs 120 billion as compensation from iron ore and manganese miners, the Odisha government is preparing to despatch similar demand notices to non-ferrous mine lease owners to extract cost of excess production.
Demand notices seeking to recover Rs 270 billion would be slapped on coal, chromite, bauxite, limestone and other miners. The action follows showcause notices sent to the miners earlier.
“The demand notices would be sent to the non-ferrous lessees in staggered form in respect of violations of environment clearance, forest clearance and other statutory non-compliance. We have already conducted hearing with the leaseholders after sending initial showcause notices.
The government believes there can be no discrimination on the basis of minerals”, said a government official. Read More…
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