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.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Aman Sethi Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 15/01/2018 regarding air pollution caused by stone crushing units in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. By a letter dated 06.11.2012, the Rajasthan State Pollution Control Board, directed the appellant (Aman Sethi) to close down his stone crushing plant at Bharatpur. The High Court of Rajasthan allowed the appellant to withdraw his Writ Petition so that it could approach the National Green Tribunal which dismissed the case on the ground of delay.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dharam Singh Dogra V/s State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 15/01/2018 regarding pollution caused by movement of stone crushing materials in open vehicles, Himachal Pradesh. The Applicant has alleged that there is gross violation of the direction that stated that no multi-axle vehicles shall ply on the village roads and all vehicles shall always carry stone crush material in covered condition. Court directs the Applicant to place on record every relevant material including the photographs supporting his contentions.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gurpreet Singh Bagga & Others Vs. MoEF & Others dated 04/12/2017 regarding illegal mining of minor minerals in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

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