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SC order will impact our Goa mines: Vedanta on suspension of mining leases

The apex court on Wednesday quashed the second renewal of 88 iron ore mining leases in Goa

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Vedanta

Ltd on Thursday said its mines in Goa will be impacted following the judgement to cancel the second renewal of 88 mining leases in the state.

The apex court on Wednesday quashed the second renewal of 88 mining leases in Goa in 2015, saying the sole motive of the behind the commercial activity was profit maximisation and no social purpose was attached to it.

"The company's mines in Goa will be impacted consequent to the judgement of Supreme Court," the company said in a statement adding that is assessing the financial and operational impact of the said judgement.

The apex court in its judgement directed to stop all mining operations in Goa with effect from March 16.

"The has directed that the holders who have been granted the second renewal are given time to manage their affairs and may continue their mining operations till March 15, 2018," the company said.

First Published: Thu, February 08 2018. 23:18 IST
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