Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal stone quarry mining in Neerumarga Gram Panchayat, Mangalore, Karnataka, 24/11/2023

The NGT, November 24 directed notices to be issued to the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board, Deputy Commissioner, Dakshina Kannada, Mangalore and Mining Department, Karnataka on the issue of illegal stone quarry mining going on in the outskirts of Neerumarga Gram Panchayat, Mangalore for the last three years.

Counsel for the state of Karnataka informed the court that inspection was done October 25, 2023 and the mining activity in the area has been stopped and machines and JCBs have been seized.

The Principal Bench of the NGT directed that the matter be transferred to the Southern Zone Bench, Chennai for further appropriate action in accordance with law. The matter is to be listed before the Southern Zone Bench, Chennai, January 5, 2024.