Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding implementation of Madhya Pradesh Sand Mining Rules, 2019, 22/02/2022

  • 22/02/2022

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Prabhat Mohan Pandey Vs MP SEIAA regarding sand mining in Madhya Pradesh.

Case set out by the appellants is that Madhya Pradesh Sand Mining Rules, 2019 were introduced on August 30, 2019 by Madhya Pradesh wherein every districts, it was required to have its own contractor or a group of contractors to carry out sand excavation from the declared and demarcated sand queries.

The NGT, February 22, 2022 directed the state of Madhya Pradesh to follow the guidelines issued in Sustainable Sand Mining Guidelines 2016 (SSMG-2016) as well as Enforcement and Monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining, 2020 (EMGSM-2020) and also enforce the mechanism for the preparation of DSR; environment management plan; replenishment studies; mine closure plan; grant of EC; assessment and recovery of compensation; seizure and release of vehicles involved in illegal mining and other safeguards against violation; grievance redressal; accountability of the designated officers and periodical review at higher level of the state.