Supreme Court judgment on mining in the Aravalli Hill Range of Haryana as on May 8, 2009
The Supreme Court judgement ordering suspension of all mining activities in the 448 sq. km. area of the Aravalli Hill range falling in Haryana's districts of Faridabad and Gurgaon including Mewat.
This present order, hereby suspend all mining operations in the Aravalli Hill Range falling in the state of Haryana within the area of approximately 448 sq.kms in the districts of Faridabad and Gurgaon inlcuding Mewat till reclamation plan duly certified by State of Haryana, Ministry of Environment and Forests and Central Empowered Committee is prepared in accordance with the above statutory provisions contained in various enactments enumerated above as well as in terms of the rules framed thereunder and the guidelines. The said plan shall state what steps are needed to be taken to rehabilitate (including reclamation) followed by status reports on steps taken by the authorities pursuant to the said plan.