Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding illegal mining in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, 12/04/2019

  • 12/04/2019

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/04/2019 regarding illegal mining in Kaziranga National Park (KNP), Assam.

The Apex Court after going through the report submitted before the Court orders that all kind of mining and related activities along KNP area and in the entire catchment area of rivers/streams and rivulets originating in Karbi Anglong Hill ranges and flowing into KNP, including Tiger Reserve are restrained. No new construction shall be permitted on private lands which form part of the nine identified animal corridors. The Director General of Police, Assam and the concerned Superintendent of Police shall also ensure that no illegal mining takes place in the aforesaid area and no transportation of illegally mined material take place from Karbi Anglong Hills.

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