Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining in Bhilwara, Rajasthan, 11/09/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Babulal Jajoo Vs. State of Rajasthan & Others dated 11/09/2017 regarding illegal mining in Bhilwara, Rajasthan. Counsel for the State of Rajasthan submitted that the Collector had identified certain areas where illegal mining had been done which was ordered to be backfilled with soil and over there 300 trees have been planted.
Tribunal directs that such areas be identified for afforestation which would always remain as the green belt and not liable to be allotted for any such purposes where the trees are required to be cut. Tribunal also specified that variety of the trees to be planted would be such which can easily survive as the area is saline with scanty rain fall and advice of the Forest Department officials be taken to identify appropriate varieties of trees to be planted in the area.