National Green Tribunal India

NGT notice to UP govt for illegal sand-mining in Sambhal

Date of Release: 
May 17 2016

Bareilly: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday directed chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh, director of state level environment impact assessment authority, district magistrate and senior superintendent ,of police, Sambhal to file a response on the issue of illegal sand-mining in Sambhal district.

The application, claiming that sand mafias are carrying on mining at the banks of river Ganga in Ishampur village of Sambhal district, was filed by a social activist on April 8.

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Independent authority to check mining: NGT

Date of Release: 
Aug 19 2015

An independent authority may soon monitor digging for minor mineral excavation or quarrying in the state under the directions of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). An independent authority will do justice to enforcement as “the collector cannot be expected to regulate it” stated the NGT in a hearing in Pune last week.

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