Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bhumi Adhigrahan Visthapan Avam Punarwas Kissam Samiti Vs State of Jharkhand & Others dated 15/02/2024.

Affidavit filed on behalf of the Collector cum-Deputy Commissioner, Garhwa stated that only draft publication of Eco-Sensitive Zone of Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary is available, which was published in 1979. The final publication of the same has not yet been made.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of All India Kaimur People’s Front Vs. The State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 20/04/2017 regarding illegal mining within 1 Km from Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Village-Billin Markundi, Sonebhadra District, Uttar Pradesh. In response to an application under RTI Act, information has been given that there are 118 illegal mining operation in the area in question.

Whereas, the Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary, situated in the then Shahabad district, and presently in Rohtas and Kaimur District, lying between Latitudes 24°3’ and 25°0’ N and Longitude 83°25’ and 85°0’ E, in the State of Bihar, spread over an area of 1504.96 sq.

IVRCL proposed to undertake mining at two places in Sonebhadra District on river bed of the river Son

The Ministry of Environment and Forest has rejected infrastructure giant IVRCL Ltd's two sand mining projects in Uttar Pradesh due to improper documentation of mining area and environmental issues. IVRCL proposed to undertake sand/Moram mining at two places in Sonebhadra District on river bed of the river Son, a major river in central India. "Based on the information furnished and presentation made before the Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) for mining project, the committee recommended the rejection of proposal ...," the EAC said in its order.

A Group of Experts has submitted a detailed assessment of the potential for reintroducing the cheetah in India, recommending three potential sites for reintroduction. The cheetah, which is a flagship specie of the deciduous dryland/grassland ecosystem, became extinct in India in the 1960s. The word "cheetah" derived from the sanskrit word citrak?yah.