Supreme Court Order Lifts Goa Mining Ban
OREANDA-NEWS. The Honorable Supreme Court vide its order dated 21st April, 2014 has lifted the ban on mining in the State of Goa, subject to certain conditions. The Honorable Supreme Court has imposed an interim restriction on the maximum annual excavation from the mining leases in the State of Goa of 20 million tonnes subject to determination of final capacity by Expert Committee appointed by the Supreme Court.
Further, in its order, the Supreme Court has held that all mining leases in the State of Goa, including those of Sesa Sterlite, have expired in 2007. Consequently, no mining operations can be carried out until renewal/execution of mining lease deeds by the State government. The Company is working towards securing the necessary permissions for commencement of operations at the earliest.
Sesa Sterlite Limited (“Sesa Sterlite”) is one of the world's largest diversified natural resources companies. Our business primarily involves exploring, extracting and processing minerals and oil & gas. We produce oil & gas, zinc, lead, silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power and have a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Ireland, Australia, Liberia and Sri Lanka. Sesa Sterlite has a strong position in emerging markets with over 80% of its revenues from India, China, East Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Sustainability is at the core of Sesa Sterlite's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities.
Sesa Sterlite is a subsidiary of Vedanta Resources plc, a London-listed company. Sesa Sterlite is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.