Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining in village Beejadoah, Panna District, Madhya Pradesh, 16/10/2019
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ramnarayan Singh Vs State of Madhya Pradesh dated 16/10/2019 regarding illegal mining was taking place within 20 – 30 meters distance of the river and a school at village Beejadoah, District Panna, Madhya Pradesh with the collusion of the concerned officers.
Reports were filed by the Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board (MPPCB) and District Magistrate, Panna on the matter. The reports confirmed the allegations of extraction of stone within the prohibited distance from the school and river. Further, boundary pillars have not been set up and royalty was also not paid. The The District Magistrate has recommended that mining be prohibited till documents are produced for determination of royalty. The SPCB has also recommended that no mining zone should be duly demarcated and no illegal mining should be done.
The NGT directed the illegalities to be removed and mining prohibited till the rules are complied with. Environmental compensation which should be adequate to restore the environment should also be recovered, the NGT order said.