New Delhi: The Shah Commission report tabled in Parliament reveals that Odisha lost Rs 60,000 crore due to illegal mining.
The commission set up to look into illegal mining cases between 2008-2011, said most of the mining activities in the mineral-rich state were carried out in disregard to rules, regulations and environmental norms.
The report tabled in Rajya Sabha said the total amount to be recovered under unlawful extraction of iron and manganese ore comes to Rs 59,200 crore.
This amount would be recovered by finalizing the proceedings on the basis of the notices as early as possible.
This amount would be used in the development of Keonjhar and Sundargarh districts of the state which are badly affected by illegal mining, the report tabled in the Rajya Sabha said.