Supreme Court judgment on mining in the Aravalli Hill Range of Haryana as on 8th October, 2009
Text of the Supreme Court judgment on mining in the Aravalli Hill Range of Haryana as on 8th October, 2009 . The apex court granted conditional permission for resumption of mining of minor minerals in the Aravalli region of Faridabad and Palwal.
The Aravalli Hill Range has been subjected to widespread mining activities in recent times. About 1500 ha. of land was given for mining operations in Gurgaon and Mewat areas. Most of the mines were for excavating major minerals but we are told that what the mine operators extracted from the leased area were mostly minor minerals. Vast areas were thus reduced to ditches, some of them going down to a depth below the water level. The C.E.C. has filed a report showing the extent of damage caused by the mining operations in this area. With the help of the National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad, Department of Space, Govt. of India, maps of these areas are prepared by using satellite imagery system. The C.E.C. has also filed its report indicating the extent of damage caused to this area.