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Order of the National Green Tribunal (Western Zone Bench, Pune) in the matter of Saidas R. Khorjuvekar V/s Directorate of Mines & Geology dated 01/11/2017 regarding clandestine sand mining during last six months at Island ‘Zuvom de Tuyem’ in Chapora river between Camurlim and Arabo villages in North Goa.

NGT directs the State of Goa to submit a report on the action taken against the illegal sand mining around the island 'Zuvom de Tuyem' in Chapora river, North Goa.

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.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prahlad Singh Patel Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh dated 13/09/2017 regarding regarding illegal mining of sand from Narmada river.

NGT directs that the senior most officer of mining department be present before the Tribunal on the next date of hearing and answer the following:-

The Committee of Commissioners, appointed by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, submitted a report on Tuesday on its inspection of sand mining in Tiruchi and Karur areas.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Krishna Roy Choudhury Vs The Secretary, Irrigation & Waterways Department of Government of West Bengal & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding sand mining in Damodar river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Bhanu Dehuri Vs Director, Directorate of Mines Minerals & Others dated 05/09/2017 regarding illegal mining of sand in Jhargram and West Midnapur districts of West Bengal. The Tribunal while disposing of this Application directs the authorities to continue maintaining vigil to ensure that no illegal mining and lifting of sand takes place in the area.

The present work is mainly focused on the Geotechnical properties of the areas in Gandhinagar district. The recent growth which is associated with urbanization in Gandhinagar -Ahmedabad Township calls for appropriate geotechnical investigations of soils of the area. Representative soil samples were collected from the Sabarmati River bed near Gandhinagar area and were investigated as per Indian standard for their index properties with a view to classifying for their use in infrastructural development.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Joy Kaitharnath Vs Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd. dated 31/08/2017 regarding discharge of effluents by Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML) into the waterbodies of Chavara, Kollam District. The Applicant (Joy Kaitharnath, General Secretary, State Human Rights Protection Centre) has requested the Government of Kerala to constitute an Expert Team to assess the status and trend of radioactivity and its impact on health and environment in Chavara black sand area.

Wakiso — The National Environmental Authority (Nema) has rejected a proposal by a Chinese company to excavate sand along the shores of Lake Victoria at Kawuku in Nkumba Parish, Wakiso District.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Manjhi Parganas Abhen Baisi Vs Aligarh Muslim University, Kishanganj, Bihar & Others dated 21/07/2017 regarding the proposed construction of a centre of Aligarh Muslim University on the bank of river Mahananda in Kishanganj District in the State of Bihar. It is alleged that out of 224.02 acres of land transferred to the University for the purpose by the Govt., most of it falls on the river bed and flood plains of Mahananda river. NGT directs notice to be issued to the Respondents.

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