Q: 97 (NDA-II/2011)

The Supreme Court of India on July 29, 2011 directed the suspension of all mining operations and transportation in Bellary district of Karnataka till further orders. In this respect, which of the following statements is/are correct ?
1. The Court was convinced that over-exploration of the area bad caused large-scale environ- mental degradation.
2. The Court felt that Article 21 of the Constitution (Right to life) was violated by such exploration.
3. The Court directed the Central Government to prepare rehabilitation scheme for restoration of the forest wealth.
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