Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding sand mining in the name of desilting of canals, Haryana, 22/09/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sukhvinder Singh Vs State of Haryana & Others dated 22/09/2017 regarding sand mining in the name of desilting of canals, Haryana. The Tribunal states that if it is found that the activity of mining on the river bed and the use of screening plants at the mining site is impremissible and not in accordance with law, then the project proponent’s indemnity bond shall be encashed. NGT also permits lifting of the already excavated sand material, subject to an interim environmental cost of Rs. 1 lakh that the project proponent shall deposit within a period of 30 days towards the Haryana Pollution Control Board.