Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding EC granted for sand mining, Yamuna, village Nuniyari Aehatmal, tehsil Behat, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 21/10/2021
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pramod Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 21/10/2021. The appeal has been preferred against order, September 17, 2021 - granting Environmental Clearance (EC) by SEIAA, Uttar Pradesh for sand/bajri/boulder mining from Yamuna riverbed at Gata No. 1/1/1, Laat No. 38, village Nuniyari Aehatmal, tehsil Behat, Saharanpur by M/s. Shanti Enterprises, Area-24.29 ha.
Main contention in support of the appeal is that requisite replenishment study has not been conducted before grant of EC which was required under the law.
The NGT directed notice to be issued to SEIAA, Uttar Pradesh and the project proponent and they have to file their response within one month.