Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tiger Protection Group V/s. UOI & Ors. dated 09/10/2014 regarding illegal sand mining going on
especially in State of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. It is also mentioned that by virtue of large scale mining activities in these States, the two species of Gharial and red crowned turtle are likely to become extinct and that will be against the environmental concept as well as the concept of biodiversity.