The Supreme Court Of India Restores Faith Of The Mining Industry

This article provides a critique of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India’s landmark judgment dated 4 April 2016, its impact on the unsettled positions in mining laws and implications on the anguished mining industry.

BACKGROUND

The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, in Common Cause vs .Union of India1, vide its order dated 16 May 2014, inter-alia restrained 102 mining leaseholders from carrying on any mining operations on the ground that the leaseholders were not in possession of the requisite clearances and approvals for carrying mining operations (’16 May 2014 Suspension Order’). Read more