Report on mining leases in tehsil Chunar, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, 17/02/2020
Compliance report by the District Magistrate, Mirzapur in Original Application No. 992/2019 in the matter of Surendra Singh Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others. The matter related to M/s. Jai Maa Vaishno Stone Works and others operating mining leases in tehsil Chunar, Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh which were illegally granted for 20 years in violation of judgement of the Supreme Court. The procedure for environmental clearance was wrongly diluted for exempting public consultation and EMP by wrongly treating the leases to be B-2 category projects.
The District Magistrate and the SPCB in its report informed the NGT that the mining leases were inspected by a joint committee of district administration, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and Director of Environment, Uttar Pradesh and January 24, 2020. On the day of the committee visit, none of the mining sites showed any activity.
Note: Report uploaded on March 16, 2020