Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mahendra Singh Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 18/01/2023.

The matter related to stone crushers operating in district Mahendergarh in Haryana.

The court observed that "inspite of negative carrying capacity of the area in terms of air quality, large number of stone crushers are being permitted to continue".

The NGT, January 18 directed a seven member joint committee to submit a report on the operation of stone quarries close to residential places and public roads in Kerala. The report filed by the Central Pollution Control Board, July 9, 2020 in its remarks had said that "there is no merit in the contention that even at the cost of environment, mining must be allowed having regard to peculiar topography of Kerala.”

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mohan Chandra Sati Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 04/01/2023.

The matter related to non-construction of a protection wall from Simbalkhal to SIIDCUL for protecting flora and fauna of reserved forest of Rajaji National Park and huge illegal mining and stone crushing going on in the said forest causing damage to environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Sanjay Singh & Others Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 04/01/2023.

The application has been registered on a petition sent by various persons of Sonebhadra making a general grievance that on account of stone blast mining activities, the residents of Billi Markundi, Sector 9, Obra, Sonbhadra are adversely being affected as their houses are getting damaged.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Deepak Kumar & Others Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 03/01/2023.

The Appeal has been preferred against order of the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Uttarakhand, August 12, 2021 granting EC for establishment of proposed stone crusher plant at village Baluwala, Pargana Pachhwadoon, tehsil Vikasnagar, district Dehradun.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Suraj Singh Karki  Vs State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Uttarakhand & Others dated 09/12/2022.

Appeals were filed against grant of environmental clearances (EC) dated September 9, 2022 by State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Uttarakhand for mining soap stone at village Nayal Biladi, tehsil and district Bageshwar, Uttarakhand.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT), December 7 directed submission of an action plan by the Director, Mining and Geology Directorate, Madhya Pradesh, DFO and District Magistrate, Shivpuri on illegal stone mining in forest area of Mohangarh.

Reply by Aravalli Bachao Citizens Movement to the Joint Committee report dated October 7, 2022 and affidavit of Director of Mines and Geology Department dated October 8, 2022.

The matter related to illegal sand and stone mining taking place in the Aravalli range in the districts of Faridabad, Gurugram and Nuh in Haryana. Pandala Hills near Gairatpur Bas village, Gurgaon has been severely degraded on account of illegal mining, but no steps have been taken for its ecological restoration. Evidence of fresh illegal mining in Pandala Hills was found on a site visit.

Report on status of action taken by the Telangana State Pollution Control Board in the matter of P V Subramanya Varma Vs State of Telangana dated 15/11/2022.

The matter related to the operation of illegal and unauthorised stone crusher units in Vattinagulapally, Kokapet, Gouldoddi, Gopanpally, Kollur, Kotwalguda, Osmannagar villages in Rangareddy and Sangareddy districts. The NGT, October 14, 2022 directed the Telangana SPCB to file a report of status of action taken.

Report filed by the Office of the Collector and District Magistrate, Keonjhar on the operation of Kantipal Stone Quarry located in Anandapur tahasil, Kendujhar district, Odisha.

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