Top India court orders policy changes to stop ‘rapacious’ mining

August 2, 2017

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India’s top court has directed the government to revise the National Mineral Policy by December at the latest to more effectively regulate the mining industry and stop illegal activity.

A two-judge Supreme Court panel, led by M.B. Lokur, said the policy effective from 2008 “seems to be only on paper and is not being enforced perhaps due to the involvement of very powerful vested interests or a failure of nerve”.

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