Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding effect of mining on vegetation, 08/01/2020

  • 08/01/2020

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Common Cause Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/1/2020 regarding effect of mining on vegetation.

The SC directed that mining areas should be restored so that grass and other vegetation including trees can grow back in the mining area for the benefit of animals. The government has been asked to devise appropriate methods for ensuring compliance to this effect after the mining activity is over at the cost of the mining lease holders. The Union of India has to submit an action taken report on the matter within a period of three weeks.