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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti Vs M/s. Ambuja Cement Ltd. & Others dated 20/09/2017 regarding the location of Ambuja Cement Ltd's mine which is alleged to be within 10 kms of eco sensitive zone from Gir National Park and Gir Sanctuary. Counsel appearing on behalf of MoEF concedes to the fact that the condition permitting the blasting in the mining area was incorporated in EC in question due to oversight.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prahlad Singh Patel Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh dated 13/09/2017 regarding regarding illegal mining of sand from Narmada river.

NGT directs that the senior most officer of mining department be present before the Tribunal on the next date of hearing and answer the following:-

While coal mines such as Chendipada and Machhakata have fairly high estimated extractable reserves of 1244.37 million tonnes (MT) and 474.34 MT respectively, mines such as Shankarpur Bhatgaon II Ex

The Committee of Commissioners, appointed by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, submitted a report on Tuesday on its inspection of sand mining in Tiruchi and Karur areas.

Endangered indigenous tribes are increasingly facing threats from miners in the Amazon rainforest amid budget cuts to the Brazilian government agency responsible for protecting them, local official

The State Government is in the process of finalising demand notices to be served on 34 mining lease holders for recovery of full cost of the minerals illegally mined in violation of Forest Conserva

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Babulal Jajoo Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding illegal mining in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Counsel for the State of Rajasthan submitted that the Collector had identified certain areas where illegal mining had been done which was ordered to be backfilled with soil and over there 300 trees have been planted.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Krishna Roy Choudhury Vs The Secretary, Irrigation & Waterways Department of Government of West Bengal & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding sand mining in Damodar river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Dr. Sarvabhoum Bagali (State of Karnataka) dated 11/09/2017 regarding mechanical mining of minerals in rivers and flood plains in Karnataka. Counsel for the State of Karnataka submitted before the Tribunal that they would permit regulated dredging for removal of clay and sand from the river for the purposes of maintaining its free flow only. There shall be no mining contract granted for in river and flood plain mining.

DAR ES SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian parliamentary investigative committee on diamonds and tanzanite mining said on Wednesday the industry was marred with corruption, secrecy, cheating, tax

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