Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining in Madanpur Mouza, Keounjhar District, Odisha, 01/04/2019

  • 01/04/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sudhansu Sekhar Kuanr & Others Vs State of Odisha & Others dated 01/04/2019 regarding illegal mining in more than 29.90 acers of cashew forest land known as Kisam Jungle in Madanpur Mouza in Ghasipura Tahasil of Keounjhar District embrisied in Khata No. 754, Plot No. 2824 of that village. The applicant has stated that illegal mining is taking place without any approval document in the forest area and that during 2012 criminal prosecutions have been lodged against 5 different persons for trespassing in the forest area.

NGT directs the District Collector Kounjhar and Divisional Forest Officer, Anandpur to conduct a joint inspection of the area and submit a status report within a period of one month.