Karnataka government has withdrawn the approval accorded to NMDC to extend mining lease period for the Donimalai iron ore mine.
In this regard, the company has filed revision application against the Karnataka government's said order with the Ministry of Mines, Government of India and the hearing is scheduled on August 21, 2019. The company has also requested the Government of Karnataka to withdraw its letter and keep it in abeyance.
NMDC is a state-controlled mineral producer of the Government of India. It is fully owned by the Government of India and is under administrative control of the Ministry of Steel.