Illegal Mining

NGT issues notice to central Ministry of Environment and Forest over illegal mining at Narmada and Chambal mines

Date of Release: 
Mar 15 2016

Bhopal: On illegal sand excavation from 450 sand mines of Narmada and Chambal rivers, National Green Tribunal bench held by Justice Sonam Phintso Wangdi and S S Garbyal on Monday, issued a show cause notice to state government, mining corporation, Madhya Pradesh State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), pollution control board, and central Ministry of Environment and Forest to give the reason behind ongoing activity without permission, within 15 days.

The PIL in this case was filed by Vinayak Parihar last week, following which the bench decided to question the authorities.

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State in a tight spot over new norms on environmental nod, illegal mining

Date of Release: 
Jan 25 2016

Jaipur: The new policy for decentralizing Environmental Clearance (EC) and stopping illegal mining through IT-enabled monitoring system issued by the Centre, has put the state in a tight spot. Rajasthan is facing challenges in complying with both the guidelines.

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