Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal stone mining in Jharkhand and West Bengal, 01/10/2020

  • 01/10/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramchandra Mardi & Others Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 01/10/2020.

The NGT in its order of July 1, 2020 had directed the state of Jharkhand to recover the environmental compensation worked out by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) from the illegal stone mine operators and West Bengal to assess the damage and environmental compensation following the procedure laid down by the ICFRE. However, both the states have prayed for further time to complete the process.

The NGT allowed extension of two months and the case would be listed again on January 1, 2021.