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Supreme Court cancels iron ore mining permits in Goa - petitioners

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By Krishna N. DasNEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Supreme Court has quashed all iron ore mining permits in Goa, one of the country's top producing states for the steel making raw material, an environmental group that petitioned the government to halt the mining said on Wednesday.Mining in the southwestern state of Goa, which produces low-quality iron ore, will stop after March 15 and the government will need to issue new licenses, Claude Alvares, who heads the environmental group Goa Foundation, told Reuters by telephone from outside the court in New Delhi."From the 16th of next month, mining ...

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First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 15:07 IST