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Order of the National Green Tribunal, Central Zone Bench (Bhopal) in the matter of Green and Green Lawyers Vs Directorate of Geology and Mines Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 01/06/2020.

Undersigned is directed to state that the guidelines for formulation of Mining plan and Mine Closure Plan has been amended. It has been decided by the Government that all coal (including lignite) mining operations in India shall henceforth be governed as per modified guidelines.

Undersigned is directed to state that the guidelines for formulation of Mining plan and Mine Closure Plan has been amended. It has been decided by the Government that all coal (including lignite) mining operations in India shall henceforth be governed as per modified guidelines.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bhanwar Lal & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 22/05/2020.

The matter relates to large scale illegal minings being carried out in village Surajpura, Gopal Sagar, Kanakheda, Piplaz and Lehri and surrounding area in Ajmer, Rajasthan, especially near the catchment area of Shakti Sagar Lake. The Tribunal, expressed its displeasure at the lack of compliance of the NGT order of February 28, 2017, which included re-filling of pits, removal of anikits, restoration of the land of catchment area to its original form.

In connection with the allocation of coal blocks the Central Government shall - (a) identify the coal blocks for allocation as per the standard technical parameters; (b) specify the manner of allocation through - (i) auction; or (ii) allotment to Government Company or corporation under clause (a) of the proviso to section 11A of the Act; or (iii

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bidu Bhusan Harichandan & Others Vs District Collector Khurdha & dated 05/05/2020 regarding illegal laterite stone mining at 40 different sites in the Khurdha District of Odisha to an extent of about 500 acres encompassing several villages including Tapanga, Anda and JhinkiJhari under Nijigarh Tapang Panchayat. The area involves amongst others cashew jungle, gramya jungle and gochar land. Neither Environmental Clearance nor Consent to Operate have been obtained from the respective authorities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pritam Singh Vs Union Territory of J&K & Others dated 05/05/2020.

New research from the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) reveals that just two of the ten largest mining companies are aligned with limiting climate change to 2°C. These 10 companies have a market capitalisation of over $350bn and contribute to annual carbon emissions of over 1.5 billion tonnes either directly or indirectly via their products.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahendra Saini, President, Moda Pahad Sangharsh Samiti Versus State of Rajasthan dated 04/05/2020.

The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a humanitarian crisis. Efforts to contain the virus and support those directly impacted are of utmost importance.

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