Committee constituted to look into the stone quarry collapse in Mizoram, 28/11/2022

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed a joint committee to present a factual and action taken report on the matter of a stone quarry collapse in Mizoram leading to the loss of 12 workers. The report must particularly mention the cause of the incident, extent of damage, person responsible, remedial measures taken and measures required to be adopted to prevent such incidents, the NGT order, November 28, 2022 said.

In the meantime, the state of Mizoram should ensure disbursement of compensation to the victims by "taking such coercive measures as may be necessary against the project proponent failing which the state itself will be liable for payment," the court added. Action to be taken by the authorities should include fixing responsibility for violating environment and safety norms, including in handling of explosive for blasting.