Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining village Musnota Dhandi Jokhla Wali, district Mahendragarh, Haryana, 12/09/2023

  • 12/09/2023

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Puran Singh Vs Vinod Kaushal dated 12/09/2023.

The Original Application has been registered on the basis of the letter dated August 26, 2023 sent by one Puran Singh resident of village Musnota Dhandi Jokhla Wali, tehsil Nangal Chaudhary, district Mahendragarh, Haryana stating that earlier he had made a complaint against Maa Santoshi Khanij Udyog and when action was started, the owner of said unit had closed the business, therefore, the case was closed. He has further alleged that in June 2023 the earlier owner had sold the mines to another person and the said person has again started mining work.

The grievance of the applicant was that on account of heavy blasting there are cracks coming in the houses of nearby villagers and there is a threat to life of person and cattle. It was also alleged that the mine is situated only 200-300 meters away from the residential houses and that illegal felling of trees has been done resulting in damage to the environment.

Having regard to the allegations made in the application, the NGT directed constitution of a committee comprising of the Director deputed by Member Secretary, Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), Member Secretary, Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), Director, Mining, Haryana and the concerned Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) as also the District Magistrate, Mahendragah district. The Committee will carry out spot inspection and ascertain nature of activities being carried out and its impact on environment, life and property of nearby residence as also examine the allegation of illegal felling of trees and formulating environmental restoration. Let the report be submitted by the Committee within 8 weeks said the order of the NGT.