Relief to mining companies as Supreme Court allows export of iron ore lying at Goa port
9th April 2018
In a relief to mining companies in Goa, the Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed their plea to export iron ore lying at the port, which was excavated prior to March 15 when mining operations were stopped in the state on the orders of the court.
A bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta allowed the companies to transport the iron ore out of the state after they contended huge amount of ores was lying at the port. Senior advocate Shyam Divan and Kapil Sibal, appearing for the firms, said those ores were excavated prior to March 15 and firms had statutory approvals for export.