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The ban on sand mining imposed by the National Green Tribunal is unlikely to have any impact in Punjab.

The Environment and Forests Ministry has constituted a committee to assess illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh and the panel will submit a report by August 9.

The Ministry decided to send a team to the State after United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi wrote a letter to the Prime Minister seeking stronger action to defend officers such as Durga Shakti Nagpal.

“There is no sand mining in the 20 mining points along the stretch of River Cauvery since Sunday as the flood has made sand mining impossible.

The National Green Tribunal’s ruling is likely to have an impact in Meghalaya where some of the rivers have been reduced to drains because of unregulated and unabashed sand mining with environmenta

In a relief to many builders in the city, the district administration on Monday permitted excavation at 36 crushing and quarrying sites.

The National Green Tribunal today banned mining or removal of sand from river beds across the country without an environmental clearance amid the uproar over suspension of an IAS officer who had cr

By Trust Legal
The issue relating to environmental degradation arising out of sand mining was raised before the Hon’ble National Green Tribunal, New Delhi on 5th August, 2013 by the National Green Tribunal Bar Association. The Applicants, inter alia, contended that the large scale illegal and impermissible mining activity going on, on the bank of the Yamuna, Ganga, Chambal , Gaumti and Revati rivers amongst othersis causing serious threat to the flow of the river , forests upon the bank of the rivers and most seriously to the environment of these areas.

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Application of the National Green Tribunal Bar Association on rampant illegal sand mining in the Yamuna riverbed, without prior Environment Clearance, August 2013.

See Also: Order of the National Green Tribunal on mining activity on the banks of rivers dated 05/08/2013

National Green Tribunal (NGT) has restrained any person, company, authority to carry out any mining activity or removal of sand, from river beds anywhere in the country without obtaining Environmental Clearance. Read full text of the order.dated 5 August 2013.

The Uttar Pradesh government has cleared housing projects and townships in Greater Noida West, formerly named Noida Extension, without considering key environmental parameters and the rich wildlife