Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal sand mining in Kharsrota river, district Jajpur, Odisha, 15/04/2021
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Pinak Ranjan Das Vs District Collector Jajpur & Others dated 15/04/2021. The matter related to illegal sand mining in Kharsrota river, district Jajpur, Odisha.
The bench of Justice B. Amit Sthalekar directed the constitution of a Committee to conduct an inspection of the area to assess the Environmental Compensation as per prescribed guidelines of Central Pollution Control Board. Further the court noted that an independent impact assessment/damage report is needed with regard to the illegal sand mined and the damage caused to the river bed and environment.