Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding grant of mining leases without replenishment and carrying capacity studies, Banda, Uttar Pradesh, 25/03/2021

  • 25/03/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Rajendra Singh Versus Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change & Others dated 25/03/2021.

The matter related to grant of mining leases without preparation of District Survey Report (DSR) as per the Sustainable Sand Management Guidelines (SSMG), 2016 and the Enforcement & Monitoring Guidelines for Sand Mining (EMGSM), 2020 in the district Banda, Uttar Pradesh. It is stated that an advertisement dated February 8, 2021 was issued for grant of mining leases without replenishment and carrying capacity studies.

The NGT directed a joint Committee of the SEIAA, UP, State PCB, CPCB and the MoEF&CC to look into the matter and remedial measures as may be found necessary.