The move comes after an order from the ministry ministry in July, reported The Times of India.

Following a Supreme Court order on amendment of mineral concession rules, the Indian government ordered corporate entities to suspend mining under deemed extension.

District mining officer Ratnesh Kumar Sinha was quoted by the news agency as saying: "We have served the notice to UCIL (Uranium Corporation of India) informing the company about the directive of the state government."

Sources at Uranium Corporation said: "UCIL first got the license for excavating Jadugora uranium mines (consisting of peripheral mines) in 1967 for 20 years and subsequently the license was renewed (described as first renewal) in 1987 for another 20 years that expired in 2007.

"Since then, the company has been carrying out mining in the area under deemed extension."