A three member committee was directed by the NGT to probe the allegations of encroachment by stone crusher units on the river bed of Ganga flowing through Sahibganj in Jharkhand.

The committee after visiting the site will submit its report within a period of three weeks. In case violations are found, the committee shall recommend penalty as well as environmental compensation and also suggest remedial measures, if any.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sumanta Ghosh Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 20/09/2023.

Joint Committee report in Original Application No 607 of 2018 in Vinod Kumar Jangra Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 18/09/2023.

The matter related to the operation of stone crushers in the district of Charkhi Dadri and Bhadra.

Stone crushing sector is an important industrial sector engaged in producing crushed stone of various sizes depending upon the requirement which acts as raw material for various construction activities.

Joint committee report submitted by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) in Original Application No 333 of 2022 (S Unnikrishnan Vs State of Kerala). The matter related to measures to protect and maintain Pandavanpara.

The applicant had alleged that companies were using huge explosive material near the Pandavanpara adversely affecting the same and destroying its supportive rocks and that in case the same is continued, Pandavanpara will collapse.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued draft Environmental Guidelines for Stone Crushing Units. These Guidelines were issued on 20th June, 2023.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pradeep Kumar Singh Vs State of Jharkhand & Others dated 22/05/2023.

The matter is related to stone and sand mining on hundreds of acres in hills of mauja Gadaun in district Sahebganj, Jharkhand for the last 25 years causing damage to the environment,posing risk to the life of villagers, depleting ground water level. The applicant, Pradeep Kumar Singh has also submitted that the blasting activities carried out have also caused damage to the houses.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rakesh K.V. Malik & Others Vs State of Odisha dated 03/03/2023.

Dumping of marble and granite waste in the storm water drain of Mohi village, district Rajasmand.

The NGT, February 22 called for a report on the complaint received from a number of villagers of Mohi village, tehsil and district Rajasmand, Rajasthan. The allegation was that some of the marble and granite units in the area are dumping marble and granite sludge/slurry and other waste in the storm water drain obstructing its flow.

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".