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SC partially allows iron ore mining in Karnataka

So far,only state-run NMDC is allowed to mine up to 1 million tonne per month.

The Supreme Court has allowed restarting of mining in category A iron ore mines,or those of more than 50 hectares,in Karnataka after their environmental plans are approved,a lawyer said on Friday.

So far,only state-run NMDC is allowed to mine up to 1 million tonne per month.

Last week,the apex court had asked companies in Karnataka state to push ahead with land clean-up.

In 2011,the Supreme Court banned iron ore mining in three districts of Karnataka citing environmental concerns,and asked the Centre to carry out an environmental impact assessment.