1. Supreme Court seeks responses from Centre, Goa on Vedanta plea

Supreme Court seeks responses from Centre, Goa on Vedanta plea

The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the Centre and the Goa government on a plea by Vedanta (formerly Sesa Goa and Sesa Sterlite) seeking exemption from contributing twice towards social impact funds, set up in Goa for the restoration of the environment damaged in the course of mining operations.

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The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the Centre and the Goa government on a plea by Vedanta. (Express Photo)

The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the Centre and the Goa government on a plea by Vedanta (formerly Sesa Goa and Sesa Sterlite) seeking exemption from contributing twice towards social impact funds, set up in Goa for the restoration of the environment damaged in the course of mining operations.

A bench headed by justice F M I Kalifulla directed while issuing notice to the MoEF and the state government also asked them and the court-appointed central empowered committee (CEC) to furnish compliance reports of its directions in the Goa mining judgment last year. The SC had in April last year directed that appropriate action be taken against illegal mining activities in Goa. It had directed that all mining lessees of iron ore will have to pay 10% of the sale price of the iron ore sold by them to the Goan Permanent Iron Ore Fund.

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