- Published: Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:48
- Written by E&MJ News
India’s Supreme Court has ordered that 15 iron ore mines in the southern province of Karnataka be put up for auction and that the process be completed within eight months. The court order would impact even those mines that had restarted production in 2013 after the court had imposed a two-year ban on mining operations in the province. The resumption of mining was on condition of a cap in total production of 30 million metric tons per year (mt/y).