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The Department of Mines and Minerals (Assam) vide notification dated November 01, 2021 has issued the Assam Minor Mineral concession (Amendment) Rules, 2021. The amendment prescribes the rates at which Royalties shall be paid when minor minerals are used or consumed by Government Agencies.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pramod Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 21/10/2021. The appeal has been preferred against order, September 17, 2021 - granting Environmental Clearance (EC) by SEIAA, Uttar Pradesh for sand/bajri/boulder mining from Yamuna riverbed at Gata No. 1/1/1, Laat No. 38, village Nuniyari Aehatmal, tehsil Behat, Saharanpur by M/s. Shanti Enterprises, Area-24.29 ha.

The Industries and Commerce Department (Andhra Pradesh) on October 11, 2021 has issued the Andhra Pradesh minor minerals (amendment) rules, 2021 to further amend the Andhra Pradesh minor minerals ules, 1966.

Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report in the matter of M. Haridasan & Others Vs State of Kerala dated 09/07/2020 regarding distance criteria for permitting stone quarrying.

Compliance report on behalf of the Chief Secretary Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir in terms of the National Green Tribunal order of April 5, 2019 and July 26, 2019.

The matter related to unregulated mining of minor minerals and sand mining. The report informed the Tribunal that no mining lease had been granted without obtaining environmental clearances from the concerned authorities. Jammu & Kashmir has very little scope for exclusive sand mining, as sporadic sand occurs with river bed material across Jammu & Kashmir.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rana Randeep Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/10/2019 regarding Environmental Clearance (EC) granted by the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Himachal Pradesh to a mineral-based industry for mining of sand, stone and bajri in river Yamuna.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amit Upadhaya Vs State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority & Others dated 25/09/2019 regarding lack of EIA for many minor mineral mining projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sand Mining, 03/07/2019. The State Governments are custodians of the minerals located within their respective boundaries. The States grant the mineral concessions under the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957.

Takes exception to Centre's stand to allow only PSUs in this area, says private sector has been contributing Rs 5,000 crore a year to current revenue since this area was opened to it

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil M. Puri & Others Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 15/05/2019 on the issue of grant of consent to establish (CTE) to an industry in the area of river Kosi and Dabka in Tehsils Bazpur, Kashipur and Ramnagar.