Report of the Oversight Committee in compliance of National Green Tribunal order passed in O.A. No. 360/2015.
The matter related to illegal sand mining in the state of Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
The Committee recommended that district survey reports (DSRs) need to be prepared very carefully. They should be based on physical surveys and replenishment studies. Since sand deposition was a dynamic issue, they need to be regularly updated.