Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining in Lidhorahat village, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, 02/09/2020
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Atul Agarwal Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 02/09/2020.
The matter related to illegal mining in the area of Lidhorahat village, Badtua, Sironj, district Sagar, Madhya Pradesh and it was alleged that due to illegal mining the roads have been damaged and it was causing health hazard to the citizens. A joint committee constituted to look into the matter has stated that only one stone crusher in Pamakhedi village was established without consent of Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB). Closure direction has been issued to the unit under the provisions of Air Act, 1981. The unit was closed and electricity supply to the unit was also terminated.
The NGT directed the MPPCB to take necessary action for calculation of environmental compensation and take necessary steps to recovery in accordance to law. A further action taken report has to be submitted by October 19, 2020.