Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining in the catchment area of Jaisamand lake, Udaipur, Rajasthan, 27/05/2019

  • 27/05/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Nanga Ram Dangi Vs Secretary, Department of Environment & Forests & Others dated 27/05/2019 regarding illegal mining in Rajasthan, especially in the catchment area of Jaisamand lake.

During the period of five years from 2012 to 2017, there are said to have been 72 cases of illegal mining, and from August 2017 to August 2018, during one year alone, there had been 70 cases of illegal mining. The Department of Mining and Geology was directed to take appropriate steps so as to ensure that no mining was carried out in the catchment area of Jaisamand lake in Udaipur.

The Tribunal noted that inspite giving three months time, the directions were not carried out which is clearly collaborated from the report submitted by the Department of Mining. Neither the illegal mining had been stopped nor the payment of environmental compensation had been recovered from the miners who had been doing illegal mining. The NGT directs notice to be issued to the Mining Department to explain the delay in execution of the court orders.

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