Report filed by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board regarding illegal mining by M/s Ultimate Group, tehsil Gannaur, district Sonipat, Haryana, 27/10/2023
Report filed by the Haryana State Pollution Control Board dated 27/10/2023 in compliance with the National Green Tribunal order, July 21, 2023 in the matter of OA No 269/2023, Munish Vs Haryana State Pollution Control Board & Others.
The matter related to illegal mining by M/s Ultimate Group, tehsil Gannaur, district Sonipat, Haryana. The unit is extracting sand from Yamuna beyond permissible quantity and without consent to operate in violation of section 33 (A) of the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974 and in violation of environmental clearance (EC) conditions.
The mining site in question was surveyed jointly by Surveyor and officers of Mines and Geology Department, Revenue Department and Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB), Sonipat, July 7, 2023.
The survey/demarcation report submitted by the Mining Officer, Sonipat revealed that the mining unit had excavated the minerals outside the allotted contract area upto the depth of 9 feet in 59.40 acre land (40.85 acre of village Gyaspur and 18.55 acre of village Pabnera) in garb of mining contract.
The show cause and demand notice has been issued to the mining unit M/S Ultimate Group by mining department, August 25, 2023 to deposit the penalty of Rs 24,48,71,800/- (Twenty four crore forty eight lakh seventy one thousand eight hundred) as royalty price and fine of minor mineral (sand) for unlawful raising of minor minerals outside the mining lease area in garb of mining contract. Further, the mining contract of the mining unit has also been terminated by the Director, Mining and Geology, Haryana.