Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining of earth and gravel, Nagaur District, Rajasthan, 21/02/2019

  • 21/02/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prahalad Ram & Others Vs State of Rajasthan & Others dated 21/02/2019 regarding illegal mining of earth and gravel in District Nagaur, Rajasthan. NGT had directed the District Magistrate, Nagaur to furnish a factual report in the matter. The report states that there was no gravel but sand was being lifted by unknown persons. The Government had no means to ascertain the facts. In view of the above facts, the Tribunal directs the Member Secretary, State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) jointly with the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) and the District Forest Officer of the area to visit the site and furnish their report in the matter. The report would also indicate the methodology for detecting illegal action and recovery of compensation for the damage to the environment.

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