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Ministry of Mines administers the Offshore Areas Mineral (Development & Regulation) Act, 2002 (OAMDR Act).

This document discusses the growing significance of critical minerals and metals in the worldwide shift towards renewable energy and how it offers a potential avenue for enhancing environmental governance in the area.

Chief Secretary and Principal Chief Conservator of Forest of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh was directed by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to independently inquire the matter of corruption with regard to the connivance of the local officers in illegal mining and transportation of in the Bandh Baretha Wildlife Sanctuary.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Yashwant Polkheda Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 06/03/2024.

A letter petition was received on the basis of a complaint filed by Yashwant Polkheda against illegal mining in Kali Sindh river in Jirapur tehsil, district Rajgarh, Madhya Pradesh.

Affidavit on behalf of Deputy Commissioner, South Garo Hills district, Baghmara in the matter of Analson Sangma Vs State of Meghalaya & Others, March 03, 2024.

A committee of experts constituted by the NGT carried out physical inspection of the stone quarry of M/s Alpha D Marak, located at Budugre, Chokpot, South Garo Hills district, on February 2, 2024.

The Government of Himachal Pradesh on February 29, 2024, notified the Himachal Pradesh Mineral Policy, 2024. The policy has been framed with the vision to enhance the revenue collection of the State while curbing illegal mining activities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of 'News Item titled "Deforestation ill-planned construction and unscientific - illegal mining behind Himachal Pradesh, monsoon catastrophe" appearing in The Hindu dated 25.11.2023' dated 29/02/2024.

One of the issue under consideration in the application is deforestation, ill-planned construction activities, illegal mining along the river beds which are few reasons responsible for natural calamity at Himachal Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Atul Jain & Others Vs Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 28/02/2024.

The issue of pollution and damage of ecosystem due to illegal and unlawful setting up and operation of stone crusher and mining units in various villages in Rewa district have been raised. The air and water bodies are not only polluted by dust but also by illegal and unlawful blasting by illegally procured explosives are causing a threat to human life directly.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of State of Uttarakhand & Others Vs Nandan Singh Bora & Others dated 27/02/2024.

The matter was related to mining and stone crushers operating within the eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) of Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of N B Minerals Corporation Limited Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/02/2024.

The matter related to mining of magnesite/dolomite by N B Minerals Corporation Limited,  Didihat, Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand.

The Supreme Court (SC), February 29, 2024 directed N B Minerals Corporation Limited not to carry out any other construction or mining of magnesite/dolomite.