Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding mining in village Mukandpura, Mahendargarh District, Haryana, 30/05/2017

  • 30/05/2017

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Lt. Gen. Satyevir Yadav Vs Ministry of Environment and Forest & Others dated 30/05/2017 regarding mining of quartz in village Mukandpura, sub-division Narnaul, Mahendargarh District, Haryana. The Applicant also said that the mines are operating illegally for thirteen years without the requisite consent to establish under Section 25 and 26 of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and Section 21 of the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.

Application dismissed by NGT as as the miner has valid mining lease area which does not fall with in the Aravali plantation. The court rejects the satellite images attached to the application saying that it merely shows that the area has been mined but it cannot be an evidence of the fact that beyond the leased area (khasra no. 211/3/2) mining activity was carried on by the miner.