Special Correspondent

Bangalore: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that the Government will take necessary steps to permit the Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd to undertake mining operations in 116.55 hectares of land at Hombala Ghatti and Hosahalli villages of Chikkanayakanahalli in Tumkur district.

Mr. Yeddyurappa told the Legislative Assembly that the Union Mining Ministry had granted permission for mining in two villages on June 12, 2008. But since the area falls under the forest region, the State had to obtain clearances from the Ministry for Environment and Forests.