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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kuldeep Singh Rathore Vs State of Rajasthan dated 24/05/2023.

The matter related to illegal mining being carried out by M/s Maa Durga stone crusher Chadwas, Bidasar, Churu who was granted mining lease over an area of one hectare but it has spread over its mining activities on seven hectare of land. Despite several complaints to the authorities, no action has been taken and illegal mining causing damage to the environment is still continuing.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pradeep Kumar Singh Vs State of Jharkhand & Others dated 22/05/2023.

The matter is related to stone and sand mining on hundreds of acres in hills of mauja Gadaun in district Sahebganj, Jharkhand for the last 25 years causing damage to the environment,posing risk to the life of villagers, depleting ground water level. The applicant, Pradeep Kumar Singh has also submitted that the blasting activities carried out have also caused damage to the houses.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suo motu action in illegal mining for excavation of morrum at Araji no 824 kha in area 16.194 and 12.368 hectares respectively at village Agori Khas, tehsil Obra, district Sonbhadra.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mamta Chourasia & Others Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 10/05/2023.

Grievance in the application is against violation of environmental norms by stone crushers and mining units in village Saimalchor and Pattapani, post Belpadav, district Nainital, Uttarakhand, resulting in creating deep ditches and degradation of the environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kailash Singh & Others Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 09/05/2023.

Grievance in the application is against illegal mining at village Sorag, tehsil Kapkot, district Bageshwar. It is stated that in the course of such illegal mining, blasting is also done which affects the safety of the houses in the area, about 4000 standing trees, water course and grazing land.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Jahangir Vs State of Haryana dated 08/05/2023. Grievance in the application is against unscientific and illegal mining by M/s Star Mines, Saharanpur, obstructing the flow of Yamuna river. It was stated that fifteen Pokland machines are working day and night causing damage to the environment, including air pollution. Though lease was for mining of the
area in Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh, the lessee has been undertaking illegal mining in village Belgarh in Haryana also.

Report filed by the Revenue Divisional Officer, Bandar in the matter of Kotari Muralidhar Babu Vs State of Andhra Pradesh dated 01/05/2023.

The matter related to illegal mining of soil and sand in Kappaladoddi village of Guduru mandal, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.

The Tahsildar, Guduru have stopped 6 vehicles altogether in the year 2022 while transporting busaka (a mix of sand and alluvium) and fines imposed. In addition, the Tahsildar, Guduru has furnished the details of landowners/pattadars and their addresses for taking further action against the illegal mining.

Rejoinder on behalf of Aravalli Bachao Citizens Movement Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/04/2023.

The rejoinder was to the affidavit of the Chief Secretary, Haryana (dated April 12, 2023), Mines and Geology Department, government of Haryana (April 11, 2023), affidavit of Haryana Pollution Control Board (March 10, 2023) and affidavit of Director General of Police (April 12, 2023).

Aravalli Bachao Citizens Movement had filed the application regarding illegal sand and stone mining happening in several locations of the Aravalli range in Haryana.

Order of the Supreme Court in the matter of Udupi Jilla Hoige Dhoni Karmikara Sangha Vs Deputy Commissioner/Chairman District Sand Monitoring Committee & Others dated 24/04/2023.

The NGT sought response from a joint committee regarding complaint of violation of environmental norms in the matter of morrum mining in the river bed of Betwa river, tehsil Sarila, district Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh.

The joint committee will comprise the District Magistrate, Hamirpur and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board. It was alleged that the project proponent does not have requisite EC or consent to establish (CTE) nor consent to operate (CTO).