Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding sand mining in Baitarani river, Jajpur District, Odisha, 03/01/2017

  • 03/01/2017

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Ananta Kumar Das Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 03/01/2017 regarding sand mining in Baitarani river near Sanala village, Jajpur District, Odisha. NGT in its Order makes it clear that the mining based on the EC shall be done only manually and no mechanical mining shall be permitted. The Tehsildar shall ensure that the mechanical mining does not take place and if any such mechanical mining being done either by the private Respondent or by Tehsildar, the 8th Respondent, i.e., the Superintendent of Police shall take immediate steps to seize the vehicles and machines.

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