Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining and illegal construction in the flood plain of Ganga, Pauri, Uttarakhand, 17/05/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kunal Raheja Vs State of Uttarakhand & Others dated 17/05/2019 regarding illegal mining and illegal construction in the flood plain of River Ganga in District Pauri, Uttarakhand.
Reports submitted by the District Magistrate, Pauri and the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) confirms the allegation of illegal construction and illegal mining and a fine of Rs.3,34,500/- was imposed. But SPCB states that compensation determined is only on the basis of royalty and does not take into account components like cost of restoration, cost of services forgone forever, cost of the mined material and on that basis, fresh assessment is to be made and action taken report furnished.
The NGT directs for a further report to be filed on the matter within two months.