Want ban on iron ore export, Karnataka tells apex court

April 21st, 2011 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Karnataka government told the Supreme Court Thursday that it was committed to curbing the menace of illegal iron ore mining and favoured a ban on export of ore.

The government filed an affidavit and said that it “has taken stringent steps to curb the illegal mining”.

The recommendations made by the apex court appointed Central Empowered Committee (CEC) to assist the forest bench were acceptable to it and it had already taken some steps for implementing them, said the affidavit filed by Karnataka Chief Secretary S.V. Ranganath.

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