Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Gram Panchayat Varahiya Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 19/11/2018 regarding dust pollution due to stone crushers at village Tilora, Rausa, Tehsil Mehar, Zilla Satna at NH-7 (New Fourlane). They are located within 5 to 10 metres of the National Highway as against the requirement of 500 meters. The haze created by the operation of the stone crushers results in road accidents.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s A.G. Stone Crushing Co. Ltd. Vs. U.P. Pollution Control Board & Others dated 24/09/2018. The case relates to the location of the stone crusher of A.G. Stone Crushing on the river bed of Yamuna.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahendra Singh Vs. State of Haryana & Others dated 20/09/2018 regarding stone crushing units in village Karota District Mahendergarh, Haryana and consequential degradation of environment. It is stated that the site of the stone crushers is within 400 mts. from Aravali plantation and reserve forest of village Mukandpura and 70 mts. from an educational institutional i.e. Aravali College for Education for B.Ed., in violation of siting criteria for establishment of stone crusher.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/07/2018 regarding illegal mining in Rohtas region of Bihar.

Order of the High Court of Uttarakhand in the matter of M/s Raj Laxmi Stone Crusher Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 04/07/2018 regarding non payment of penalty (Rs. 17,78,810) imposed on a stone crusher industry, Uttarakhand. As the Stone Crusher industry had failed to pay the penalty their material which was being sold through E-Portal was stopped and E-Code blocked. Uttarakhand High Court directs the stone crusher industry to pay the entire penalty along with the interest then only the order for blocking of E-Code will be taken for consideration.

To counter the increasing incidents of illegal mining, Mohali Deputy Commissioner Gurpreet Kaur deputed more officials at special nakas and ordered to send her their daily reports with photographs.

The government is likely to order the closure of about 40 stone crushers in Kangra district and 60 in other parts of the state.

The Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, seems to have turned venture investor in an attempt to meet the environmental challenge posed by the trade of stone cutting which is flourishing in Raj

Board's closure order throws lives into jeopardy

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Neelambar Baba & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 27/03/2018 regarding stoppage of illegal stone mining, crushing and blasting activities in illegal manner and for the preservation and protection of the Braj region, forests, hills and its wildlife in the above said region and also to restore the Braj region for its cultural and historical importance as an eco-tourism destination.

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