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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biplab Kumar Chowdhury Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding sand mining continuing unabated at various parts of West Bengal especially Hooghly and Bankura districts.

It is stated in the Application that despite specific prohibition on sand mining vide aforesaid order, the said activities are continuing unabated at various parts of the State. NGT directs the respondents to file their affidavit-in-opposition and state on the factual aspects.