Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding sand mining in Jaleswar, Balasore, Odisha, 18/06/2021

  • 18/06/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Haripada Manna & Others Vs District Collector, Balasore & Others dated 18/06/2021.

The matter related to sand mining leases of Jaleswar, Balasore district, Odisha. The NGT in its order, December 18, 2020 had directed the constitution of a committee to inspect the site of the sand mining leases in Jaleswar.

The applicant informed the NGT, June 18, 2021 that he wants to file his rejoinder/reply to the committee report, as mining lease has been granted under the auction notice, June 1, 2020 for a period of five years for mining of sand in Dhitapur Mouza, khata no. 97, plot no. 214 over an area of 12.5 acres. This area in Dhitapur is not covered by the District Survey Report as uploaded on the District’s website.

The NGT directed the rejoinder to be filed within two weeks and listed the case for July 5, 2021.