Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding mining activity within one kilometre of the bridges of rivers, Uttarakhand, 03/07/2019

  • 03/07/2019

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ashish Sehgal Vs Arvind Kumar & Others dated 03/07/2019 regarding mining activity within one kilometre upstream or downstream of the bridges of rivers throughout the state of Uttarakhand.

The High Court of Uttarakhand while dealing with a matter of encroachment on river beds and directing such encroachments to be removed, had given direction that there should be no mining activity within one kilometre upstream or downstream of the bridges of rivers. The appellant, who is a lessee operating a mining license within one kilometre of a bridge had approached SC. The SC allowed the appeal and set aside the HC order directing stoppage of mining activities within one kilometre.