Birla Corporation Ltd has said the Supreme Court allowed it to carry out mining “manually” sans blasting at its Chanderia limestone mine in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. On January 18, the apex court gave this permission.

In its notes to the Q3 financial results, taken on record by its board on Tuesday, Birla Corp stated that as an interim relief the Apex Court advised that Central Building Research Institute conduct a study on the impact of mining without blasting operations on Jodhpur Fort.

Following a Jodhpur High Court order, mining operations at Chanderia were suspended from August 20, 2011. At Chanderia, the company has three clinker units. Birla Corp reported a net profit Rs 32.21 crore in Q3FY13 against Rs 43.72 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.

(This article was published on February 9, 2013)
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