SC directs Centre to step in, for Karnataka Iron exports

Led by Chief Justice N V Ramana asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to look for guidelines on the issue, including whether it can get rid of the e-auction and file its response by April 8. The Supreme Court in 2012, prohibited the export of iron metal pellets from Karnataka to analyse the ecological harm in the state.The bench was hearing a series of filed petitions by mining organizations and their affiliations looking for resumption of iron metal commodities from Karnataka.

The apex body likewise gave notice to the Karnataka government and others on a request by the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries, Southern Chapter, for getting rid of e-auction standards for mining leases arranged in the regions of Ballari, Tumakuru and Chitradurga locale. The bench in coordination with the court-appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC), under leadership of senior counsel A D N Rao to present the status report and give subtleties on the surmised amount of iron ore accessible on the ground.