Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding encroachment by stone crusher units on the river bed of Ganga flowing through Sahibganj in Jharkhand, 20/10/2023
A three member committee was directed by the NGT to probe the allegations of encroachment by stone crusher units on the river bed of Ganga flowing through Sahibganj in Jharkhand.
The committee after visiting the site will submit its report within a period of three weeks. In case violations are found, the committee shall recommend penalty as well as environmental compensation and also suggest remedial measures, if any.
Arsad Nasar, the applicant, said that there was illegal dumping of stone chips into the river Ganga by the miners. It was also stated that boats using adulterated oil carrying the stone chips and boulders are polluting the river thereby harming the aquatic life in the river.