Sadananda Gowda to appeal in SC against mining ban in K'taka

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Sadananda Gowda
Bangalore, Nov 6: The Cheif Minister of Karnataka, Sadananda Gowda on Sunday (today) said that state government will soon file an affidavit in the Supreme Court asking to lift the ban imposed on mining in the state.

According to CM, the ban on mining has resulted in nearly 150,000 people losing their livelihood. Gowda also revealed that the ban may cost a loss of around Rs 4000 crore revenue a year.

He further said that, government will handover some guidelines and rules to the Supreme court to check the illegal mininig in the state.

"We will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court seeking a reconsideration on the ban imposed on mining in the state. More than a lakh people in the areas arev without jobs now." said CM Gowda.

Earlier, in Aug this year, the Supreme Court had imposed a ban in all mining activities in Bellary and Tumkur regions after Central Empowerment Committee revealed that mining had caused immense environmental damage in the regions of Karnataka.

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