Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding illegal stone crushing units in Mathura and Bharatpur, 07/11/2017

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Neelambar Baba & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/11/2017 regarding environmental degradation because of illegal stone crushing units in the Braj region of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan (Mathura and Bharatpur).

The Apex Court mentions the report of the Central Empowered Committee submitted in the Supreme Court on 16/03/2010 which had asked for submission of a report by a Committee headed by the Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Environment and Forests at Lucknow. The Committee was entrusted to verify the legality of the raw material received by the identified 15 stone crushing units during the last five years. Supreme Court asks for the report to be placed within a period of four weeks.