Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining, tehsil Narnaul, district Mahendragarh, Haryana, 16/02/2022

  • 16/02/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjay Kumar Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/02/2022.

Grievance in the application is against illegal mining by M/s Nimawat Granite Private Limited at plot No. 03, tehsil Narnaul, district Mahendragarh and extraction of ground water, without requisite permission.

The report filed by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board, June 17, 2021 acknowledged the violations. It was also stated that groundwater was not being extracted and tanker water was being used for suppression of dust and trees had been planted.

The NGT, August 18, 2021 refused to accept the report and reconstituted the committee for furnishing a new report.

The new report was filed, January 20, 2022, which NGT said was not helpful in determining whether the unit was violating any rules as the inspection was conducted when the unit was non-operational.

The NGT, February 16, 2022 directed furnishing of a new report within two weeks, when the unit becomes operational.