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The Standing Committee on Coal and Steel present this Forty-Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Coal and Steel (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on "CSR Activities by PSUs under Ministry of Mines" relating to the Ministry of Mines.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinod Kumar Jangra Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 12/02/2019 regarding unregulated mining and stone crushing causing air pollution and damage to environment, Charkhi Dadri, Haryana.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashok Shrimali Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/02/2019 regarding mining around Balaram Ambaji Wildlife Sanctuary, Banaskantha, Gujarat.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Aditya N Prasad Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/02/2019 regarding illegal coal mines in Meghalaya. SC orders notice to be issued to the mine owner of the illegal rat hole mine which had collapsed and trapped 14 miners in East Jaintia Hills

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/02/2019 regarding mining in Aravalli in the state of Rajasthan. Chief Secretary of Rajasthan has undertaken before the Court that ground truthing work would be completed by 04/03/2019 and the work is being done with the help of DGPS ((Differential GPS) instrument.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 04/02/2019 regarding illegal mining in Aravalli, Rajasthan. The SC noted that on 29/10/2018 27% ground truthing has been completed and the remaining is in process. But even after three months only 31% of the ground truthing has been completed.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Bidu Bhusan Harichandan & Other Vs District Collector Khurdha & Others dated 04/02/2019 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.

Commercial production set to begin in 2020; expected to yield 750 kg per yr year.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dinesh Kumar Chadha Vs State of Punjab & Others dated 31/01/2019 regarding illegal mining in District Rupnagar, Punjab. A report submitted by a Joint Committee of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Director Mining, State of Punjab and the Punjab State Pollution Control Board (PSPCB) refers to the status of illegal mining in Villages Harshabela, Swarha and Baihara. The Joint Committee has found that mining was taking place beyond the permitted depth and mine lease area not demarcated among others.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amit Upadhaya Vs State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority & Others dated 31/01/2019. The issue for consideration is whether Environmental Clearance (EC) granted for Category I and II mines only on the basis of the report of the Regional Environment Impact Assessment Authority (REIAA) without individual EIA is valid in law.

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