NO TO MINES
Foreseeing the threat posed by mining to the Surajkund and Badkallakes in Haryana, the Supreme Court has ordered the closure of all mines on May 13. No mining operation will be allowed within a two km radius of the tourist resorts. The court also directed that no construction of any type would be allowed within a five km radius of the two resorts. Mining leases will be renewed on the basis of 'no objection' certificate issued by the Central and state Pollution Control Boards.