Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining in S.A.S Nagar, district Mohali, Punjab, 14/08/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ram Singh & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/08/2020.

Grievance in this application was that illegal mining and stone crushing was taking place in Block Majri situated in S.A.S Nagar, District Mohali, Punjab.

The applicants made representations to the concerned authorities, including the Mining Department and the local Police but no action has been taken. The applicants have also relied upon newspaper reports that illegal mining was taking place and FIR dated 12.06.2020, reporting attacks on villagers opposing illegal mining. Applicants have also filed photographs in support of the averments.

The NGT directed that a report be filed within two months by a Joint Committee comprising of CPCB, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Punjab, Punjab Pollution Control Board and the jurisdictional Divisional Commissioner.