Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding mining of Savudu in the tank at Kannigaiper Village, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu, 01/07/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of J. Durairaj Vs Member Secretary, State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Tamil Nadu & Others dated 01/07/2019 regarding mining of Savudu in the tank at Kannigaiper Village, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu.
The Executive Engineer, Arani River Basin Division, Public Works Division was asked to submit a report on the matter. The report has not been able to answer whether mining by the respondent was taking place, but it is clear that the mining based industry had not obtained consent from the Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board under the Air and Water Act for mining of Savudu.
NGT directs the Tamil Nadu State Pollution Control Board to file an affidavit on whether any action has been taken against the illegal mine. As this also amounts to violation of the terms and conditions of the Environmental Clearance, the SEIAA Tamil Nadu shall also file an affidavit on the action taken against such violation.