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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Bhatpara Municipality Vs State of West Bengal dated 14/10/2019 regarding illegal sand mining in District North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, near Naihati Bandel Railway Bridge, Kanchrapara Bansberia Road Bridge at Jagatdal Meghna Ghat.

Report submitted by the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) and the letter of District Magistrate affirmed the presence of illegal mining and its closure but further time was requested to recover environmental compensation.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rana Randeep Singh Vs Union of India & Others dated 01/10/2019 regarding Environmental Clearance (EC) granted by the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Himachal Pradesh to a mineral-based industry for mining of sand, stone and bajri in river Yamuna.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Amit Upadhaya Vs State Level Environmental Impact Assessment Authority & Others dated 25/09/2019 regarding lack of EIA for many minor mineral mining projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vinod Kumar Soni Vs State of Uttar Pradesh dated 20/08/2019 regarding illegal sand mining in river Sarayu, village Meerapur Duaba, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh by diverting river flow at Bekunth Dham, which is adversely affecting the flow of the river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Anil Kumar Rai Vs Ministry of Environment & Forest & Others dated 29/07/2019 regarding M/s. Broadson Commodities Pvt. Ltd., illegally undertaking sand mining on the riverbeds of Sone River in Bhojpur District, Bihar, in the process of which many temporary bridges have been constructed over the river. Sand has been excavated at many places by digging upto the depth of 50 feet against the permissible depth of 3 meter, resulting in reduction of groundwater level in the nearby area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rupesh Pethe Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 26/07/2019. The Principal Secretary, Mineral Resources, Madhya Pradesh was directed by the NGT to file an affidavit to explain how mining leases were being granted in violation of law. The Tribunal said the state can permit mining only after Environment Management Plan has been approved by the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Pandey & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/07/2019 regarding illegal sand mining on the Yamuna river bed between Etawah and Jalaun District including Auraiya District, Uttar Pradesh.

Sand mining on the banks of river Saryu, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh has resulted in diversion of the course of the river. Flooding, crops being affected and environmental degradation were some of the effects of illegal mining.

One dozen stone crushers situated on the banks of the Beas in Jaisinghpur sub division will be closed following recent orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Illegal Sand Mining, 10/07/2019. As per the provisions of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957 and rules made there under, the State Governments are custodians of the minerals located within their respective boundaries.

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