The apex green panel has ordered Madhya Pradesh government to flag locations of 43 mines in Mandla on a map and state if they come on trek used by tigers and other wild animals as a passage.

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked Ministry of Environment and Forest (Moef) to file an affidavit to this effect. It asked whether any such proposal to declare the area in dispute as a 'Tiger Corridor' is under consideration with the ministry.