Sand Act; Prakash Nayak Vs. District Collector, Kasaragod [Kerala High Court, 18-08-2016]

Protection of River Banks and Regulation of Removal of Sand Act, 2001 (Kerala) – illicit import of minerals including sand to Kerala, or illicit possession or transport of such mineral in the State of Kerala, not covered by the Act, or any other special law, will have to be dealt […]

Mines and Minerals; State of Gujarat Vs. Nirmalaben S. Mehta [Supreme Court of India, 13-07-2016]

Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 –  Mining lease for bauxite – the State after 16.01.1980 had the power to impose condition interalia, for setting up of a captive plant for bauxite by the respondents at the time of renewal of their lease. Therefore, the impugned order passed by […]

State of Kerala Vs. M/s Kerala Rare Earth & Minerals Limited [08-04-2016] SC

Mines And Minerals (Development And Regulation) Act, 1957 – Power of State Legislature to reserve right of ownership and mining of minerals – Industrial Policy – Promissory estoppels – Legitimate expectation – Mining lease. JT 2016 (4) SC 143 : 2016 (4) Scale 67 : 2016 AIR (SCW) 1817 IN THE […]