Bangladesh: SC advises conditional clearance for Lafarge

Bangladesh: SC advises conditional clearance for Lafarge
Published: 25 May 2010

The Supreme Court has advised the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, to consider a conditional clearance to Lafarge, to recommence mining operations in Meghalaya for supply of limestone to its cement plant in Bangladesh. However, the court has not lifted the stay on mining. It is expected that Lafarge may be able to resume mining by consenting to pay INR500crore over the lifetime of the project for the benefit of local tribal communities.