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Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/02/2017 regarding mining in private forest land without forest clearance in Goa.

Supreme Court directs that mining leases having forest area may be renewed only after obtaining prior approval under the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 and Rule 24A of the Mineral Concession Rules, 1960 is subject to the compliance of the provisions of the Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980.

((I.A.NO. 2348-2349 IN W.P.(C) NO.202/1995)

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 03/02/2017 (I.A.NO. 1493 @ CONMT.PET.(C)NO.280/2003 IN W.P.(C) NO. 202/1995) regarding mining leases in the state of Karnataka.

Supreme Court directs that the state of Karnataka will not grant any mining lease except in accordance with the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and other statutory requirements.

SHILLONG: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday issued a notice to the State Government for allowing rampant flouting of the tribunal’s directions on weighbridges post mining ban.

Zanzibar — Zanzibar Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Livestock and Fisheries, Hamad Rashid Mohamed, on Sunday announced a ban on sand mining after several studies have proved that the tw

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Sainik Food Pvt. Ltd. vs. State of MP & Ors. dated 30/01/2017 regarding illegal in stream sand mining being carried out in river Narmada by use of boats between village Chipaner to Chorsakheda, Sehore District, Madhya Pradesh. NGT directs the District Collector (Mines) and the Superintendant of Police, Sehore to take immediate action for impounding the boats and submit a list of persons involved in the aforesaid activity.

Cultivation affected in 1k acres of Vanthada, farmers struggle for livelihood.

The government is considering capping the amount of coal blocks that a company can hold. The clause is part of the draft coal block allocation guidelines issued for public comments by the coal ministry and would apply to mines other than the 204 blocks that were cancelled by the Supreme Court in October 2014.

The State of India’s Environment 2017, an annual publication from Down To Earth magazine released by Sunita Narain at the Jaipur Literature Festival  is a unique, one-of-its-kind compilation of information, opinion and data on environment and development in India.  It contains a clump of disturbing data 

SHILLONG: A day after reports of rampant illegal mining despite an NGT ban hit the headlines, state counsel Ranjan Mukherjee said the Government will conduct an inquiry into the matter if it is bro

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Gugan @ Muban, Rashid & various other Noticees dated 11/01/2017 regarding illegal mining especially states of Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.

In the Order Environmental compensation for carrying out illegal mining is directed to be paid as follows:

a) wherever there is a tractor or a trolley, the compensation payable would be Rs. 50,000/-(for each vehicle).