Action taken report of the Joint Committee constituted under the direction of the National Green Tribunal in the Original Application No. 236/2022.

The NGT, March 30, 2022 had directed a joint committee to ascertain the facts relating to violations of the environmental norms in transportation of coal from Kulda coal mine in Odisha to Tamnar in Chhattisgarh.

Judgment of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Dulal Singh Vs Steel Authority of India Ltd. & Others dated 06/04/2022.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Tribunal on its own Motion (Re: illegal filling of Bijuli bandh (Water Body), Sundargarh, Odisha Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 26/11/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nabin Meher Vs ACB (India) Limited & Others dated 06/05/2019 regarding violation of the Air Act 1981 and the Water Act 1974 by M/s. ACB (India) Limited while operating its coal washery plant in village Kanika, tehsil Hemgir, district Sundargarh, Odisha. It is alleged that raw coal is transported by use of heavy trucks which are uncovered resulting in black coal dust settling along the route. The entire area where the plant is located has been covered by a thick layer of black coal dust.

Shortly after, the protestors resorted to road blockade which was continuing till the report was filed. About 25 platoons of police forces, including OSAF personnel have been deployed.

Following tension among protesters and supporters to a proposed capacity expansion project of limestone mines of OCL India Limited, Rajgangpur, a public hearing meeting was postponed on Wednesday.

The District Mineral Foundations (DMFs) in the State have collected Rs 4,075 crore in the last three years, while only Rs 389 crore was spent over the period.

Closing the Enforcement Gap: Groundtruthing of Environmental Violations in Sundargarh, Odisha highlights a community-led groundtruthing exercise carried out in relation to operations of the Kulda Open Cast Mining Project in Sundargarh, Odisha.

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based nonprofit think tank, analysed the situation in mining-affected areas in Sundargarh district to identify issues where the District Mi

The Supreme Court on 2 Aug 2017, imposed a 100% penalty on illegal mining on account of lack of forest and environment clearances, mining outside lease/permitted area and for encroachment beyond the mining area in Odisha. The 100% penalty will be levied on the miners’ total value of illegal extracts over the years. Read full text of this 114-page verdict

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