Supreme Court allows export of iron ore from key mines in Karnataka

Order allows direct sales as opposed to e-auctions only; three-judge bench asks mining firms to comply with Centre's rules on the matter

Iron ore mines, Mines, Iron ore

Bhavini MishraIshita Ayan Dutt New Delhi\Kolkata
The Supreme Court on Friday lifted the ban imposed on iron ore export from mines of Ballari, Chitradurga, and Tumakuru districts in Karnataka and allowed miners to sell ore through direct sale.

A bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice Krishna Murari, and Justice Hima Kohli, gave the order on a batch of applications by mining firms and asked them to comply with the Government of India’s rules on iron ore exports.

“It is submitted that consecutive e-auctions have been receiving poor response. Looking at the overall change, restrictions on sale of ore and restrictions on

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First Published: May 20 2022 | 8:09 PM IST

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