Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining on Phalgu river, Bihar, 23/04/2019

  • 23/04/2019

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Sanjay Kumar Vs Chief Secretary, State of Bihar & Others dated 23/04/2019 regarding illegal mining on Phalgu river in Belagunj and Khizar sarai block, Bihar. The applicant has alleged that due to deep excavation of sand beyond the permissible limit has resulted in causing death of many children.

NGT acknowledging the seriousness of the issue directs the District Magistrate, Gaya and the District Mining Officer, Gaya jointly to inspect the site in question and ascertain as to whether the mentioned allegations are true, if the allegations are true, the action if any required to be taken in accordance with law and the action taken and if any a mining have been done, they are directed to assess the damage caused to the environment and lost required for restoration of such environmental damage and take steps to realize the same from the violators and submit a factual and action taken report to the Tribunal within a period of one month.

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