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Joint Committee report submitted to the National Green Tribunal in response to the NGT order of July 15, 2020 in Original Application No. 191 of 2015 filed by S. P. Muthuraman. The matter related to illegal sand mining on the banks of Thamirabarani river and discharge of illegal trade effluents into the river by the nearby industries and workshops. The pollution was also caused on account of discharge of untreated sewage into the river.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Abhishek Beniwal Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 20/10/2020. The matter relates to illegal sand mining in district Harda, Madhya Pradesh.

The NGT directs constitution of a Joint Committee consisting of:

The NGT October 14 directed a fresh district survey report (DSR) for sand mining in Banka district of Bihar.

An application filed in the NGT said that an interim district survey report (DSR) was prepared for sand mining in Banka district in the year 2018 but that was never finalized.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dheeraj Sharma Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 09/10/2020 regarding illegal sand mining in Madhya Pradesh.

The applicant (Dheeraj Sharma) said that in spite of the notification issued by the Central Government and in spite of the fact that there is a regulatory authority to control illegal sand mining, it was taking place for government purposes.

Report of the Oversight Committee in compliance of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order June 17, 2020 passed in Original Application 475/2019 (Ajay Pandey & Others Vs Union of India & Others).

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nanga Ram Dangi VS Secretary, Department of Environment & Forests & Others dated 06/10/2020.

Affidavit filed on behalf of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the matter of Noble M. Paikada Vs Union of India.

The matter relates to the notification issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) March 28, 2020 (S.O.1224 E) that exempted certain activities from obtaining prior environmental clearance (EC).

Report of the Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) dated September 14, 2020. The matter deals with a temporary bridge constructed by M/s DSP Associates, Sonipat for the purpose of mining activities in violation of conditions of environment clearance.

Affidavit by Ajay Pandey (applicant) by way of additional evidence to prove the illegal sand mining in the Panchnand area and river Yamuna with its tributaries in the districts Etawah, Auraiya, Jalaun and Kanpur Dehat of Uttar Pradesh and Bhind of Madhya Pradesh.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of SAHAS (Mahila Sikshan Evam Samajik Vikas Sanstha) Vs State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 26/08/2020. The issue raised in this application was illegal mining and direction to the Madhya Pradesh State Mining Corporation to ensure Scientific Replenishment Study as prescribed in Sand guidelines (EMGSM-2020) issued by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) before allowing sand mining and to take necessary action on the Principle of Polluter Pays.

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