The centre has appointed a three-member state-level impact assessment authority (IAA) to issue environmental clearances for minor mineral leases in Gujarat.

MEWAT: City police came under attack from the stone mining mafia on Monday after a gang engaged a police party in Lohinga Kalan village of Punahana.

Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) on Thursday ordered that seven stone crusher units in south Goa be closed down for operating without consent and causing pollution in the neighbourhood.

Avalanches, lightning and flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir between Monday and Wednesday has claimed 16 lives and injured 30.

Snowfall subsided on Wednesday and major roads in the Valley were cleared by late afternoon though interior roads all over the valley were still not motorable. Similarly, power supply was restored to parts of the Capital but the rural districts were in darkness. Telecommunication and data services were also restored.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pandurang Sitaram Chalke & Anr Vs. State of Mah.& Ors dated 19/12/2013 regarding stone mining activity in Chiplun, Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra.

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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Aman Sethi Vs. State of Rajasthan & Ors. dated 31/10/2013 regarding stone crushing in Braj area.

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DPCC also asked to to report on the technology being used for marble cutting

The National Green Tribunal today directed the Delhi Pollution Control Committee to carry out inspection in a northwest Delhi area and file a report on establishments engaged in marble cutting in residential areas. It also asked the DPCC to report on the technology being used for marble cutting while stressing on precautions.

The Meghalaya government will not go in consonance with the apex court order banning sand mining in the State instead it will put in place regulative mechanism that can provide the sand miners with alternative options for sustainable livelihood.

The categorical statement was made by the Chief Minister in the sidelines, after the conclusion of a review meeting held at the State Secretariat on Wednesday. Sangma stated, "It is not necessary to ban but what is required is regulation of all these activities."

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mathala Chandrapati Rao Vs Collector District Magistrate Gajapati District, Odisha & Others on the issue of stone quarry being effected by M/s B.V.S.R. Construction Private Limited at Venkatapur, Kidigam G.P., Kasinagar Block, Gajapati District, Odisha.

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PONDA: Officials of Goa State Pollution Control Board on Tuesday inspected the controversial laterite stone quarry site at Dhansade-Torla, Shiroda.