Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining in Alwar, Rajasthan, 14/03/2017

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Santosh Mittal & Ors Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 14/03/2017 regarding illegal mining in Alwar, Rajasthan.

The stone crushers in Harayana had been receiving illegal raw material in the form of mineral from Rajasthan. NGT said that for thhe destruction of the environment - the market, creditors and suppliers are primarily responsible. State of Rajasthan has identified various heads with regard to assessment of damage as a result of illegal mining and illegal felling of trees and destruction of the forest.

The loss of the mineral on account of illegal mining which was computed based upon the quantity excavated has been found to be 52,283,390 MT of mineral of which 80% has been estimated as Chejja Pathar i.e. 41,830,772 MT with an estimation in monetary terms of Rs. 430.80 crores.