Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding environmental clearance for the mining project, District Lakhisarai, Bihar, 23/05/2016
Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of M/S I.D.I.O. Construction & Industries (India) Ltd. Vs Union of India & Others dated 23/05/2016. M/S I.D.I.O. Construction & Industries unit is stated to be a mining lessee having a lease which is valid upto 30 years to a total extent of 48.92 acres in Pargana Kajra, Thana; Surajgarh, District Lakhisarai, Bihar and accordinng to the Applicant the existing unit was started in the year 2002 and therefore not bound by the provisions of EIA Notification, 2006.
The Order of the NGT took note of the letter dated 8.05.2013 in which the Member Secretary of the Bihar State PCB had sought for clarification from the MoEF & CC, Govt. of India as to whether “Environment Clearance for this mining project is required or not.” It has been informed in the letter that the project proponent, i.e., the applicant in the present case, had applied for consent to establish (NOC) for mining before the Board on 17.11.2011 and the same was pending for disposal. Tribunal directs MoEF & CC to file an affidavit with regard to this matter.