Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding mechanical mining in Distric Gonda, Uttar Pradesh, 16/05/2017
Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kirti Vardhan Singh Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 16/05/2017 illegal and unauthorised mining particularly, mechanical mining being carried on in village Kalyanpur, Pargana Nawabganj, Tehsil Tarabganj, District Gonda. From the status reports and affidavits that have been filed NGT notes that it is evident that illegal mining of minor minerals has been carried on mechanically and also through suction pumps put into the water body quite near to the railway track.
NGT directs a committee to be constituted which shall make a complete and comprehensive study and submit a report state the damage caused to the environment, ecology and bio-diversity in village Kalyanpur, Pargana Nawabganj, Tehsil Tarabganj District Gonda and the quantum of money requiring for restoration thereof. It will also state the loss of revenue to the State Government in terms of minerals as well as revenue.