Judgement of the National Green Tribunal regarding environment clearance for sand mining projects on the rivers Chandan, Badua, Cheer, Sukhiya and Odhni in Banka District, Bihar, 22/08/2016

  • 22/08/2016

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Aman Kumar Singh Vs State of Bihar & Others dated 22/08/2016 regarding Environmental Clearances (ECs) dated 04/03/2016 granted by the State Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Bihar, (SEIAA) for 19 Sand Mining Projects in favour of M/S Mahadev Enclave Private Limited on the rivers Chandan, Badua, Cheer, Sukhiya and Odhni in Banka District of the State of Bihar. The primary grounds for assailing the ECs are that all the ECs were granted in a "mechanical manner as those were issued on a single day with identical conditions and that no scoping or screening or Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) were carried out".

NGT dismisses the Appeal stating that the 19 ECs in question granted have been issued in due compliance of the procedure prescribed under EIA Notification 2006 as amended from time to time.

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