Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding stone crushing units in Himachal Pradesh, 07/01/2019

  • 07/01/2019

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Himachal Grit Udyog & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/01/2019 regarding stone crushing units in Himachal Pradesh. The National Green Tribunal had quashed a State Government notification granting consent to operate to any stone crusher in the State of Himachal Pradesh within 100 meters of a water body. The grievance of the stone crushing units is that many of them have been in operation for well over two decades and their perspective could not be placed before the Tribunal in the absence of their being impleaded as party to the proceedings.

Apex Court directs the State Government as well as the stone crushing units to move the Tribunal by way of review or for a suitable modification of the order and orders for the deferment of the enforcement of the directions which have been issued by the National Green Tribunal by a period of three months so as to enable all the parties to move the Tribunal in appropriate proceedings.

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