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.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Shivajirao Bhosale & Others Vs MoEF & Others dated 19/07/2022.

Gogate Minerals was granted mining lease rights by the Maharashtra Government, November 6, 1971 for 20 years at village Tiroda, taluka Swantwadi, district Sindhudurg (then Ratnagiri) at survey nos. 22, 20, 27, 33, 38, 39, totaling  34.81 hectare. The lease was renewed, April 4, 2000 for further 10 years.

Report by HIL Limited in the matter of Kalyan Bansingh & Others Vs HIL Limited & Others dated 29/09/2020. HIL stated that the Department of Mines & Geology, Government of Jharkhand compliance report of August 9, 2020 had proceeded on an incorrect and baseless assumption that safety measures for restitution of the asbestos mines in Roro hills, Chaibasa, West Singhbum - to mitigate environmental and health impact were not taken.

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

In essence, the notion of benefit sharing is recognition of the natural rights of affected communities over mineral resources in their traditional and historical homelands. Communities have a right to benefit first—culturally, economically and politically. These rights can be seen from the prism of both immediate as well as long-term benefits.

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 Goa Foundation Vs Union of India & Others dated 29/11/2019 regarding utilisation of the Iron Ore Permanent Fund, which contains approximately a sum of Rs. 500 crores. It is further pointed out by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) that the scheme has been framed, but that is under litigation in some other matter.

Order of the National Green Tribunl in the matter of Naresh Kumar Parmar Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/09/2019 regarding mining leases operating in Ambaji, Banas Kantha District of Gujarat dumping overburden in the natural drain which had the potential of obstructing the natural flow of water and causing siltation of the water courses in the entire mining area.

The industry has consistently displayed a cavalier approach to safety when it comes to disposing of waste

Communities that live near mines are exposed to particles of dust from these mines, which affect their health.