Karnataka Current Affairs – KAS/KPSC Exams- 4th August 2018

Inland container yard work to begin soon at Kadakola

Revised mining rehabilitation plan to be sent to KMERC

  • The revised Reclamation and Rehabilitation (R&R) Plan for Rs. 20,000 crore will be forwarded to the Karnataka Mining Environment Restoration Corporation (KMERC)
  • The R&R plan prepared had to be implemented by KMERC, which acts as a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), in areas that have been affected by mining activities in the district as per the directions of the Supreme Court.
  • As much as 10% of the sale of iron ore through e-auction was set aside for implementing the R&R plan.
  • This is for the fourth time that the R&R plan is being revised in a span of four years.
  • The plan included setting aside Rs. 4,253 crore for drinking water projects; Rs. 1,782 crore for health; Rs. 2,927 crore for education; Rs. 806 crore for skill development training; Rs. 1,534 crore for environment restoration; Rs. 2,317 crore towards agricultural related activities; Rs. 3,538 crore for basic infrastructure development, among other things.
  • Citing instances, he said that further delay in implementing the plan may lead to agitations by public, which may hamper the ongoing mining activities.
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