The National Green Tribunal's central zone bench in Bhopal has banned mining activities in 84 stone and marble quarries located inside and within 1 km radius of the Sariska tiger reserve and adjoin

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Santosh Mittal & Ors Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors. dated 01/05/2014 regarding illegal mining in the Aravali hill range, Alwar District, Rajasthan.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Anil Kumar Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 24/03/2014 regarding M/s Hanuman Mineral and Grinding Mill, Tehla Road, Rajgarh. It was submitted that the unit was located in the vicinity of the residential area and was causing pollution to the residents as well to the educational institutions located in the area.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/judgment/152_2014(MApp)(CZ)24March2014_final_order.pdf

Even as the government has launched a wide-spread campaign against illegal mining in the state, the monitoring and control agencies are having a tough time as the government move has alerted the mi

Over 10,000 Dependent on Illegal Mining for Livelihood

Alwar: Nearly 10,000 peoplein 50 villages of Alwar’s Tijara area alone are dependent on illegal mining for earning their bread and butter.
This simple statistics of a small area in Alwar speaks volumes aboutthe gravity ofillegal mining in Rajasthan even asthe administration, police and mining department launched a statewide campaign against illegal mining on Monday.

5K Candidates Shortlisted For Physical Test

Jaipur: In a move that may become a hindrance in combating mining mafia, the state government has put the recruitment of a specialized task force of 1,000 personnel on hold till further orders.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Santosh Mittal & Ors Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors. dated 29/01/2014 regarding illegal mining being carried out in the District Alwar.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/127-2013(CZ)(OA)_29Jan2014.pdf

The decision to reduce penalties under Rajasthan Forest (amendment) Act, 2012 by the cabinet on Thursday has opened backdoor entry for mine mafias to grab depleting forest land.

Children below five years of age in Alwar and Bharatpur have a reason to cheer. They will get five doses of polio drops in five rounds this current year while earlier the health department administered them six doses in six rounds in a year.

Since, Alwar and Bharatpur are two high-risk districts in the state, the health department had to administer four extra doses of polio drops in comparison to other districts in the state

The Haryana State Pollution Control Board (PCB) is all set to take action against people who have carried out constructions on the Aravali hills in Gurgaon in violation of the environmental norms.

Also, the board today submitted an affidavit to the National Green Tribunal (NGT), which is located in the national capital, on the issue, as directed by it. Besides, it will take the cases to a local environment court.

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