Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satyadevi & Others Vs State of Himachal Pradesh & Others dated 19/10/2022.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of S. Srinivas Rao & Others Vs State of Andhra Pradesh dated 28/09/2022.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) was directed by the NGT to issue guidelines for utilization of marble slurry and to prevent its unregulated dumping. The Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board was ordered to ensure that no illegal extraction of groundwater takes place by marble polish units and industries adhere to zero liquid discharge standard and should have captive or combined slurry utilization plan.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Ghanashyam Rout Vs State of Odisha & Others.

Action taken report filed by the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board on behalf of the Joint Committee in the matter of the National Green Tribunal order, July 20, 2022 (O.A. No. 164 of 2022).

The matter related to granite cutting and polishing units dumping marble and granite slurry on agricultural lands near Harichadrapuram railway station, Kotabommali mandal, Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh.

State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), West Bengal in its affidavit, has stated that stone crushing activity has not been included in the Schedule appended to the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006, neither is there any provision in the ‘PARIVESH Portal’ of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, for making such applications by the project proponents.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kamlapat Vs Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board & Others dated 08/08/2022.

Order of the High Court of Uttarakhand (WPPIL No. 168 of 2019) dated 03/08/2022. The matter related to a stone crusher situated at village Bhuvdevpur Patti, Hadukhata, Kotdwar, District Pauri Garhwal falls in the hill area or the plain area in terms of the policy of the state, November 19, 2016.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zone Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Milind Thakre Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 26/07/2022.

The matter related to illegal operation of a stone crusher unit by Tirupati Minerals at village Dahedi, tehsil Kirnapur, district Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh without following the due process of law. Illegal encroachment in forest land Khasra No. 465 admeasuring about 13.2940 hectares by the miner was also alleged in the application.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M/s Himalaya Stone Industry & Others Vs Tejinder Kumar Jolly & Others dated 22/07/2022.

The appellant stone units were established in the year 1985/1987 respectively. "The policy enunciated by the state of Uttarakhand in the year 2020 appears to exempt previously approved/established stone crusher, inter alia, from the duty to comply with the distance parameters which have been provided in the state policy," the SC order said.

Interim status report in Original Application No. 667/2018 (Mahendra Singh Vs State of Haryana & Others) submitted to the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

The NGT, November 15, 2021 directed a six member joint committee to look into the matter of stone crushers and mineral grinding units which could be allowed in Mahendragarh and subject to what conditions, keeping in mind the air pollution load and adverse impact on public health.