The large number cases coming to the Supreme Court from Karnataka prompted Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to sarcastically remark on Wednesday that a special bench would need to be constituted for matters from the State..The CJI made this remark after Solicitor General Tushar Mehta sought urgent listing of a case relating to compensation for those affected by mining in the State."We will list it and may be we have to form a bench only for matters from Karnataka," the CJI quipped..The case in question relates to the compensation payable to those people affected by mining activities in the State. The application filed by the State sought release of funds for implementation of restoration projects under the Comprehensive Environmental Plan for Mining Impact Zones (CEPMIZ). The plea mentioned that the Central Empowered Committee had recommended a CEPMIZ to the tune of ₹24,000 crore. The amount now accumulated has reached ₹18,722 crore, which is now available with the Monitoring Committee, the application said.The matter is of grave urgency since funds are to be utilised for people residing in affected mining districts, it was contended.