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Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Brij Mohan Yadav. Vs. Union of India & Others dated 22/10/2013. NGT orders that no illegal mining is to be permitted in District Banda, Uttar Pradesh particularly in rivers Badain and Ken.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/864-2013(MApp)_22Oct2013.pdf

For want of environment clearance, the National Green Tribunal on Monday banned the covering of the 10-km-long Kushak drain in South Delhi till October 28.

Mumbai, Thane builders approve small plans only to expand them, bypassing environment rules

The Punjab Government has finally withdrawn the notification on auction of mining without environment clearance from the state environment impact assessment authority (SEIAA) in operational quarries of up to five hectares.

The development is significant as public notices were issued for auctioning 115 quarries in 19 districts. Information to this effect was furnished to the Punjab and Haryana High Court today as the case came up for resumed hearing.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ram Babu Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 10/10/2013 regarding mining in Districts Jhansi and Jalaun. This order of NGT direct and prohibit any mining activity being carried out in Districts Jhansi and Jalaun without seeking appropriate permission of the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF)/State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), as the case may be,
under the garb of dumping and otherwise.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nirankar Singh Vs Government of India & Others dated 08/10/2013 in respect of granting Environmental Clearance (EC) for the proposed sand mining at Village Semrahavan, District Sidharthnagar, State of Uttar Pradesh.

Original Source: http://www.greentribunal.gov.in/orderinpdf/805-2013(MApp)_8Oct2013.pdf

The geology and mines directorate of UP has earned a revenue of about Rs 128 crore more than last year, simply by “plugging the loopholes”.

The court had last year imposed a ban on mining

State Advocate-General today informed the Punjab and Haryana High Court that the government has decided to withdraw the notifications on auction of mining without environment clearance from the state environment impact assessment authority (SEIAA) in operational quarries of up to five hectares.

Even as the Union Mines Ministry is in the process of framing dump policy for the iron ore producing States across the Country, the Goa Mining (Major Mineral) Policy 2013, has decided to allow dump handling outside the mining lease area provided the land can be converted to agricultural use and removal of dumps are in the interest of the environment.

The National Green Tribunal on Thursday sought responses of the Centre, UP and Haryana on a plea alleging that sand was being illegally mined from land belonging to IAF in Faridabad and is being so

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