NEW DELHI, April 5 (Reuters) - The southern Indian state of
Karnataka is likely to have 27-28 iron ore mines operating in
the year to March 2014, up from nine currently, a top government
official told Reuters.
"Eight-nine mines can be opened immediately this month
provided Supreme Court allows that," said H.R. Srinivasa,
director at the state's department of mines and geology.
The state is expected to mine 30 million tonnes of iron ore
this fiscal year, he added.
(Reporting by Krishna N Das; writing by Siddesh Mayenkar)