Government directs to cancel the mining lease granted to Indian Garnet Sand Company by violation of law

Indian Garnet Sand Company obtained six mining leases in Ratragiri District, Maharashtra by violating MMDR Act and Rules.  When it was taken up to the notice of Ministry of Mines, Govt., of India, MOM vide letter No. 7/4/2018-M-IV dated 30.08.2018 directed the Maharashtra to cancel these leases immediately as these are ab initio, void under section 19 of the MMDR Act. They further approach Ministry of Environment and Forest, which was also rejected by Govt., of India, Ministry of Environment and Forest.

MOM order

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