Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding EC granted to four mines in village Bandhauli, tehsil Urai, district Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh, 28/06/2021

  • 28/06/2021

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dheerendra Vs State of Uttar Pradesh & Others dated 28/06/2021.

The appeal filed in the NGT questioned the four environmental clearances (EC) - 16.03.2018, 26.12.2018, 15.10.2020 and 15.10.2020 given to four mines situated in village Bandhauli, tehsil Urai, district Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh. The applicant has said that the clearances have been granted in violation of EIA Notification, September 14, 2006 and Sustainable Sand Mining Guidelines (SSMG), 2016.

The Tribunal directed a four member joint committee of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority, Uttar Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board and District Magistrate, Jalaun to ascertain the compliance status and remedial action taken. A report has to be submitted to the NGT, which should also mention about the DSR and replenishment study for the Jalaun district and whether mining being done is consistent with the same, the order said.