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Takes exception to Centre's stand to allow only PSUs in this area, says private sector has been contributing Rs 5,000 crore a year to current revenue since this area was opened to it

A booster dose of support for the mining sector is expected from the new government in its budget proposals to be presented around July 10.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ajay Pandey & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/05/2019 regarding illegal sand mining taking place on the river bed between Etawah and Jalaun District including Auraiya District, Uttar Pradesh. According to the applicants, illegal sand mining is taking place in the river Yamuna and its four tributaries namely Chambal, Kwari, Sindh and Pahuj which merge in Yamuna in the area called Panchnad by using JCB and other machines.

NEW DELHI: Construction on areas between 20,000 and 50,000 square metres will not require environment clearance anymore, the Centre has said in its modified notification on the environment impact a

Tribunal asked State to pay Rs. 100 cr.

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.

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