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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinod Kumar Soni Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 20/08/2019 regarding illegal sand mining in river Sarayu, village Meerapur Duaba, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh by diverting river flow at Bekunth Dham, which is adversely affecting the flow of the river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chaudhary Yashwant Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/08/2019 regarding  illegal operation of stone crushers and mining by M/s Maihar Stone,
M/s Jai Maa Bhandari Stone, M/s Jyoti Stone, M/s Vaishono Stone and M/s Guru Kripa Associates in District Sonebhadra.
 

This paper assesses the existing knowledge base to better understand the economic, social and political consequences of mine closures at the national and subnational scales. Over the next decade, coal mines will likely close across the world, as many countries shift their energy systems away from fossil fuels and towards cleaner energy.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil Kumar Rai Vs Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others dated 29/07/2019 regarding M/s. Broadson Commodities Pvt. Ltd., illegally undertaking sand mining on the riverbeds of Sone River in Bhojpur District, Bihar, in the process of which many temporary bridges have been constructed over the river. Sand has been excavated at many places by digging upto the depth of 50 feet against the permissible depth of 3 meter, resulting in reduction of groundwater level in the nearby area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rupesh Pethe Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 26/07/2019. The Principal Secretary, Mineral Resources, Madhya Pradesh was directed by the NGT to file an affidavit to explain how mining leases were being granted in violation of law. The Tribunal said the state can permit mining only after Environment Management Plan has been approved by the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Pandey & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/07/2019 regarding illegal sand mining on the Yamuna river bed between Etawah and Jalaun District including Auraiya District, Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Naresh Kumar Parmar Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/07/2019 regarding mining in Ambaji, Banas Kantha district, Gujarat. A Committee comprising of State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Gujarat and the Gujarat Pollution Control Board inspected three mining sites in Ambaji and submitted a report. No mining activity was found due to self-closure by the mining companies due to lack of Environmental Clearance (EC).

Sand mining on the banks of river Saryu, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh has resulted in diversion of the course of the river. Flooding, crops being affected and environmental degradation were some of the effects of illegal mining.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahendra Singh Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 24/07/2019 regarding illegal operation of stone crushers in District Mahendergarh, Haryana. The stone crushers are located near to plantation, reserved forest and educational institution. Further, the area suffers from scarcity of drinking water and if the stone crushers operate, the ground water would be illegally extracted.

Most of the pellet makers in the state are running their units without captive iron ore resource and hence, depend on merchant supplies of ore

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