Compliance report on mining in rivers Kane, Yamuna, Bangey in Banda districts, Uttar Pradesh, 04/02/2020
Compliance of direction issued by the National Green Tribunal in Original Application No. 208/2019 in the matter of Sandeep Kumar Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradeesh & Others vide order dated January 15, 2020. The matter relates to illegal sand mining in rivers Kane, Yamuna, Bangey in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh. A Joint Committee having representation from State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Uttar Pradesh, Central Pollution Control Board and Uttar Pradesh State Pollution Control Board was formed to seek factual information and action taken reports regarding sand mining in rivers Kane, Yamuna, Bangey in Banda district of Uttar Pradesh. The committee had to look into sustainability of the area for extent of mining which should be allowed or proposed in the process of granting EC/CTE/CTO. And the replenishment potential of the area.
The report concluded that "at present all lease areas having ECs belong to B1 category and EC has been granted as per the provisions of EIA notification."