Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding cancellation of EC granted for mining in the river bed of Satluj, Ludhiana, Punjab 24/09/2018
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Department of Mines & Geology Vs State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Punjab dated 24/09/2018. The Department of Mines & Geology, State of Punjab has presented this Review Application under to review the Judgment passed by NGT dated 3rd August, 2018. The Review Applicant had preferred Appeals aggrieved by order dated 9th April, 2018 passed by the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Punjab by virtue of which the Environmental Clearance granted for carrying on mining of minor minerals in the river bed of river Satluj in revenue estate of village Baghian, Tehsil Jagraon, District Ludhiana was cancelled. The grounds urged against the Judgment under Review are that the impugned order has been passed in all 7 Appeals taking into consideration grounds of revocation of mining environmental clearance only for the Bjaghian Mines whereas, the environmental clearance for mining was granted in respect of separate sand mines on different grounds. NGT while disposing of the Application uphelds the cancellation of environmental clearance and said the Court finds no ground towards the exceptions.