Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Atul Agarwal Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 19/10/2020.

The matter related to illegal mining in the area of Lidhorahat Ghat Badtua in district Sagar, Madhya Pradesh. The bench of Justice Sheo Kumar Singh and Expert Member Satyawan Singh Garbyal of the NGT directed that there must be an institutional framework and enforcement mechanism to prevent illegal and excess quarrying. Further, the state should ensure that mining takes place without any adverse impact on the environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Chander Singh Vs Union of India & Other dated 16/09/2020.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhash Kushwaha, President, Machhali Palan Sahkari Samiti Maryadit Banouli Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 05/08/2020 against unscientific disposal of fly ash by M/s Gorbi Project in the coal mines of the NTPC, Vindhya Nagar, District Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh, affecting the fishing society of the inhabitants.

Based on the direction from the Hon'ble Supreme Court, the Central Empowered Committee (CEC) issued guidelines to the Government of Karnataka(GoK) to get R&R Plans for the individual open cast iron ore mine leases of the area prepared by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Threat to life arising out of coal mining in South Garo Hills district Vs State of Meghalaya & Others dated 17/01/2020 regarding unscientific rat hole mining in the state of Meghalaya - for preventive and remedial action. The committee appointed for the purpose submitted its 6th Interim Report dated December 3, 2019.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/1/2020 regarding effect of mining on vegetation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Paryavaran Savrakshan Sangharsh Samitee Vs The Deputy Collector/SDM, Pernem & Others dated 15/10/2019 regarding illegal mining and failure on the part of the mining agency and the state of Goa in closing the mined out areas scientifically.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nanga Ram Dangi Vs Secretary, Department of Environment & Forests & Others dated 26/08/2019 regarding illegal mining activities surrounding Jaisamand Lake and its catchment area.

Background and Timeline:

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Goa Paryavaran Savrakshan Sangharsh Samitee Vs The Deputy Collector/SDM, Pernem & Others dated 03/04/2019 regarding illegal mining and failure to close mines after the operation in the Taluka of Pernem and other Talukas of the State of Goa. It has been alleged that the miners have made several pits with a view to excavate basalt/masonary and rubble stones. After the extraction, the excavated area is left without scientific closure which is necessary for restoration of environment.

Open-pit mine is still an unavoidable activity but can become unsustainable without the restoration of degraded sites. Monitoring the restoration after extractive activities is a legal requirement for mine companies and public administrations in many countries, involving financial provisions for environmental liabilities.

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