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The Government of Rajasthan on October 05, 2023, notified Rajasthan Minor Mineral Concession (Third Amendment) Rules, 2023 to further amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957.

Factual note filed by the District Mineral Officer, Baramulla in response to News article published in Village Square website dated 20.08.2023 titled, “Gypsum Jam: Rampant mining troubles Kashmir villagers” (O.A. NO. 538/2023).

Judgment of the Allahabad High Court in the matter of Chhatarpur Crasher Association & Others Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 18/08/2023.

Illegal mining remains a significant concern in Chhattisgarh, as highlighted in the Comptroller and Auditor General of India's (CAG) Audit Report on mining of minor minerals tabled in the state legislative assembly on July 21, 2023.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gautam Sharma Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 17/07/2023.

Gautam Sharma, resident of village Haji Mohammadpur Kotkadar, tehsil Nagina, district Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh through his letter petition complained that illegal mining of sand and murram was being done in the area of river Khoh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Devidas Khatri Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/07/2023.

The joint committee report of February 23, 2023 was filed in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order dated August 1, 2022 related to mining and sand washing plants in Shankargarh Block, Prayagraj district.

Report filed by the Revenue Divisional Officer, Bandar in the matter of Kotari Muralidhar Babu Vs State of Andhra Pradesh dated 01/05/2023.

The matter related to illegal mining of soil and sand in Kappaladoddi village of Guduru mandal, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.

The Tahsildar, Guduru have stopped 6 vehicles altogether in the year 2022 while transporting busaka (a mix of sand and alluvium) and fines imposed. In addition, the Tahsildar, Guduru has furnished the details of landowners/pattadars and their addresses for taking further action against the illegal mining.

Rejoinder on behalf of Aravalli Bachao Citizens Movement Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/04/2023.

The rejoinder was to the affidavit of the Chief Secretary, Haryana (dated April 12, 2023), Mines and Geology Department, government of Haryana (April 11, 2023), affidavit of Haryana Pollution Control Board (March 10, 2023) and affidavit of Director General of Police (April 12, 2023).

Aravalli Bachao Citizens Movement had filed the application regarding illegal sand and stone mining happening in several locations of the Aravalli range in Haryana.

The NGT sought response from a joint committee regarding complaint of violation of environmental norms in the matter of morrum mining in the river bed of Betwa river, tehsil Sarila, district Hamirpur, Uttar Pradesh.

The joint committee will comprise the District Magistrate, Hamirpur and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board. It was alleged that the project proponent does not have requisite EC or consent to establish (CTE) nor consent to operate (CTO).

The Industries Department, Kerala on March 31, 2023, issued the Kerala Minor Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules, 2023 to further amend the Kerala Minor Mineral Concession Rules, 2015.