NOC for granite mining

Karnataka Mines and Geology Minister Murugesh R Nirani informed investors that the government planned to issue NOCs (No Objection Certificate) within 90 days at their doorsteps, instead of them having to run from pillar to post for it.

The government was considering introducing a “One Time Settlement” scheme to garner the revenue from penalties imposed on mine owners for mining beyond limits.

“The penalties have come upto over Rs 6,700 crore and government doubts that this amount will be garnered. Instead, OTS scheme will bring half of the amount of Rs 6,700 crore. The quarry owners will also be made members of settlement committees.”