Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal sand mining in rivers of India, 19/09/2018
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of National Green Tribunal Bar Association Vs. Dr. Sarvabhoum Bagali (State of Maharashtra) dated 19/09/2018 regarding illegal sand mining in rivers of India. Proceedings in the present commenced on the basis of an application seeking legal action against illegal sand mining in Yamuna River bed. On 05.08.2013, the Tribunal restrained sand mining river from beds without Environmental Clearance from MOEF&CC/SEIAA and licenses from competent authorities. National Green Tribunal directs State of Maharashtra to file an affidavit after consulting MOEF&CC.