Order of the National Green Tribunal (Principal Bench, New Delhi) in the matter of Ram Babu Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 14/07/2014 regarding illegal sand mining in the Village Karona, District Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh.

KANPUR: Illegal sand mining in the riverbeds of the Yamuna and Sindh rivers along the Uttar Pradesh-Madhya Pradesh border in the region is continuing in blatant violation of the Supreme Court's Feb

DMs Directed To Ensure Ban In Their Areas

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has sought responses from the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh and Haryana governments on a plea alleging that illegal sand mining is still going on in some districts of the two states.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ram Babu Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 10/10/2013 regarding mining in Districts Jhansi and Jalaun. This order of NGT direct and prohibit any mining activity being carried out in Districts Jhansi and Jalaun without seeking appropriate permission of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)/State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), as the case may be,
under the garb of dumping and otherwise.

Taking up the implementation of its new solar policy, UP government issued a letter of intent to seven companies for setting up solar power plants with a total installed capacity of 130 Mw on Thurs

In its biggest investment so far, the Samajwadi Party government will enter into agreements worth Rs 2,300 crore with eight firms in the solar power sector on August 8.

This will also be the largest investment being brought into UP, after the government instituted the Solar Power Policy 2013. On Thursday, state’s New and renewable Energy Development Authority (NEDA) will sign an MoU with the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) for setting up a 100 MW solar power plant in Jalaun.

Illegal sand mining is a lucrative business in Uttar Pradesh with all the major rivers in the State mined by the mining mafia with strong political links.

The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Thursday gave its approval to establish a joint venture company of the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency and National Hydroelectric Power Corpor

The Bundelkhand package for Uttar Pradesh may be high on the agenda of every political party.

LUCKNOW: The thunderstorms and rains might have made climate pleasant in the state but they left a trail of death and destruction in some parts.