Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding sand mining in Godavari-Krishna river beds, Andhra Pradesh, 24/08/2020

  • 24/08/2020

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Readiness for Empowerment through Legitimate Action (RELA) & Others Vs State of Andhra Pradesh & Others dated 24/08/2020. The issue for consideration was whether what was termed as ‘dredging’in Godavari -Krishna river beds and its tributaries in the State of Telangana by the state authorities was illegal mining, as alleged by the applicant.

A report filed by the CPCB on July 20, 2020 sought further time for submitting a report, which has been acceeded by the NGT. The NGT directed that the report be submitted before December 9, 2020.