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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Joyanto Banerjee Vs State of Jharkhand dated 07/05/2019 regarding illegal sand mining on the river bed of Putulia (Runakura Ghat) Barabani, Paschim Burdwan, West Bengal.

With the global demand for sand and gravel standing at 40 to 50 billion tonnes per year, a new report by UN Environment reveals that aggregate extraction in rivers has led to pollution, flooding, lowering of water aquifers and worsening drought occurrence.

Despite regular complaints by environmentalists, sand mining activity is being regularly reported from Panvel, Palghar, and other places.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Satya Prakash Pattnayak Vs State of Odisha dated 16/04/2019 regarding illegal sand mining and transportation, which is causing air pollution and damage to River Jambhira and River Muradi at Morad Tahasil, Odisha.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prem Singh Yadav Vs Union of India & Others dated 05/04/2019 regarding illegal sand mining by M/s. Dijiyani Mining Corporation Pvt. Ltd., M/s. Silvrr Mist Retail Pvt. Ltd., Vikas Parmani, Rupesh Kumar Chauhan and RSI Stone World Pvt. Ltd.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Residents of Bhatpara Municipality Vs State of West Bengal dated 02/04/2019 regarding illegal sand mining in District North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, near Naihati Bandel Railway Bridge, Kanchrapara Bansberia Road Bridge at Jagatdal Meghna Ghat. The report submitted by the West Bengal State Pollution Control Board (WBSPCB) corraborates the fact that sand mining was taking place in which four boats with suction facility were being used.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Himmat Singh Shekhawat Vs State of Rajasthan & State of Rajasthan & Others dated 15/03/2019 regarding illegal sand mining.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nadeem Dawood Tolkar & Others Vs State of Maharashtra dated 06/03/2019.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Saidas R. Khorjuvekar Vs Directorate of Mines & Geology dated 26/02/2019 regarding illegal mining in the river Chapora situated in the north District of Goa. The case was instituted in the year 2015 and during the course of proceedings various directions have been issued. The records reveal that the State of Goa has been taking various steps, including constitution of a District Committee for North Goa to deal with the grant of permits for manual extraction of sand and its monitoring.

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