Orissa Mining Corporation (OMC), the mining body of the Orissa government, was planning to appeal in the Supreme Court on Monday for speedy hearing of its case it filed against the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF) last week.
Almost six months after the MoEF directed OMC and the Vedanta Group to stop mining bauxite from the Niyamgiri Hills in the Kalahandi district, Lanjigarh, OMC filed an Interlocutory Application (IA) in the Supreme Court challenging MoEF’s decision on March 10.
Now, the company is planning to put the case on ‘mention’, which means that if accepted, the case will be considered on a priority and emergency basis.
See http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report_orissa-mining-corporation-to-seek-for-speedy-hearing-of-niyamgiri-hills-case-today_1519556.