Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding violation of environmental norms by stone crushers and mining units in village Saimalchor and Pattapani, district Nainital, Uttarakhand, 10/05/2023
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Mamta Chourasia & Others Vs State of Uttarakhand dated 10/05/2023.
Grievance in the application is against violation of environmental norms by stone crushers and mining units in village Saimalchor and Pattapani, post Belpadav, district Nainital, Uttarakhand, resulting in creating deep ditches and degradation of the environment.
A report filed by the District Magistrate, Nainital, April 10, 2023 has acknowledged illegal mining by five mining operators. Recommendations are said to have been made for recovery of royalty and penalty for excess mining as per provisions of the Mines Act but no action is shown to have been taken for damage to the environment by such excess mining.
Accordingly, the NGT directed a joint committee of the Central Pollution Control Board, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board and the District Magistrate Nainital to take further action in this regard. An action taken report has to be filed by July 31, 2023.