12 iron ore mining leases cancelled in India’s Jharkhand state for violation of terms

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 15:57:22 (GMT+3)   |   Kolkata

The government of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand has cancelled 12 iron ore mining lease for violations of terms of mining lease, government sources said on Wednesday, February 13.

The sources said that six more miners are under investigations for violation of lease terms and if found guilty will stand liable for cancellations of their lease agreements.

The sources said that all 18 iron ore mining lease holders were issued notices for violation of lease terms, while hearings were conducted by government officials and based on the outcome of the hearings 12 leases have been cancelled.

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