Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining, National Highway 5, Solan, Himachal Pradesh

  • 02/01/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dr. Gurcharan Singh Vs State of Himachal Pradesh dated 02/01/2023.

The matter related to illegal mining being carried  out at village Kotti Khas, near tunnel no. 10 of Kalka Shimla railway track. Further, illegal mining was being carried out for the last four years on National Highways No 5, Solan district, Himachal Pradesh.

It was alleged that despite several complaints made by the applicant, Gurcharan Singh before concerned mining authorities, police department and state administration, no action has been taken.

The NGT directed a joint committee to look into the matter and if in case of any violation of environmental norms and laws, the concerned authorities have been directed to take appropriate remedial action in accordance with law within one month.