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In a matter related to giving environment clearance to some lease holders for sand mining in the state, which is being heard in Supreme Court, the court ordered National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wed

Jaipur: The real estate industry and civic body officials in the state are anxiously waiting for Supreme Court hearing on Monday and expecting relief on the ban on sand mining.

‘Over 1,000 loads being mined along the riverbed and smuggled, and officials had no control over it’

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Pradeep Kumar Sinha dated 05/01/2018 regarding illegal mining of sand at the bank of river Narangi, Kondagaon, Chhattisgarh. Fact of illegal mining is not disputed. The Court said the equipment used for sand mining in the present case is a JCB which when used h as a capacity to do environmental deg radation to the highest extent.

PATNA: The sand crisis in the state is likely to be eased shortly as the mines and geology department is to commence e-auction for sand mining rights of around 170 ghats in 12 districts from next w

Sand mafia charging Rs 32,000/truck

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Saurabh Kumar Vs. State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 29/11/2017 regarding sand mining in Uttar Pradesh. Counsel appearing for the State of Uttar Pradesh submits that the Notification dated 2nd November, 2017 is for a very limited purpose by which land owners of agriculture land would be permitted to remove the sand deposits as a result of flood and it does not permit any mining activity as such.

The NGT bench headed by Justice Jawad Rahim was dealing with two applications by Readiness for Empowerment through Legitimate Action.

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.

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