Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal operation of stone crushers, Saranoo tehsil, district Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir, 30/06/2021

  • 30/06/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Arti Sharma Vs State of Jammu & Kashmir & Others dated 30/06/2021.

Grievance in the application was against operation of stone crushers by M/s Diamond Stone Crusher and M/s Shankar Stone Crusher, Saranoo tehsil, district Rajouri, Jammu & Kashmir in violation of environmental norms. The stone crushers are located close to residential areas and the Tawi river. Illegal borewells have been dug for extraction of ground water and requisite Environmental Clearance has not been taken. Illegal mining is also being done on the bank of Tawi river, using heavy machinery.

The NGT directed a joint Committee of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Jammu & Kashmir State Pollution Control Board and District Magistrate, Rajouri to look into the grievances and ascertain the extent of non-compliances.