Enable Block: 

‘Over 1,000 loads being mined along the riverbed and smuggled, and officials had no control over it’

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State of Environment Report (SoER) for Telangana, for the year 2015, was released by the Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC), and the Minister for Forest and Environment on 6th January, 2018.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Pradeep Kumar Sinha dated 05/01/2018 regarding illegal mining of sand at the bank of river Narangi, Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh. Fact of illegal mining is not disputed. The Court said the equipment used for sand mining in the present case is a JCB which when used h as a capacity to do environmental deg radation to the highest extent.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Virender Singh (State of Gujarat) dated 05/01/2018 regarding illegal mining in Gujarat. Counsel appearing on behalf of the State of Gujarat has informed the Court that 7 noticees have filed their replies and others have yet to respond out of 28. NGT grants time to other noticees to file their responses before the next date of hearing (15/02/2018).

PATNA: The sand crisis in the state is likely to be eased shortly as the mines and geology department is to commence e-auction for sand mining rights of around 170 ghats in 12 districts from next w

Porvorim: The cabinet has extended the debt relief scheme till March 31 this year for borrowers affected by the ban on mining.

As the deadline set by the Supreme Court to recover penalty against the illegal iron ore mining done has already ended on December 31 the State Government is now weighing options to resolve the iss

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ram Ji Vyas Vs. Union of India & Others dated 02/01/2018 regarding illegal mining going on in Beri Ganga Forest Block at Khasra No. 1405, 1259, 1262, 1294, 1298 and 1307 of Village Mandore Tehsil and District Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This fact is disputed by the State of Rajasthan. However the Court has on record the rejoinder dated 14th November, 2017 which speaks about illegal mining done in the forest block with the help of electricity connections vide report of the Deputy Conservator of Forest, Jodhpur.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of All Dimasa Students Union Dima Hasao Dist. Committee Vs. State of Meghalaya & Others dated 02/01/2018 regarding the menace of unscientific and unregulated coal mining in Meghalaya.

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