Haryana: NGT stops mining in three more villages in Yamunanagar | Gurgaon News – Times of India

YAMUNANAGAR: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Haryana government to stop the mining of boulder and gravel in Mandoli Ghaggar (West) and (East), Kanalsi, and Jairampur Jagir villages of Yamunanagar district on Tuesday.
In its order dated May 31, the NGT issued these directions to the Haryana government and other respondents in this case.
The NGT order reads that the firms were “granted mining leases for mining of sand only in the respective mining sites, and environmental clearance and CTO (consent to operate) and CTE (consent to establish) were granted by the SEIAA (State Environment Impact Assessment Authority) and state pollution control board and mining lease contracts were executed for mining sand only.”
“…as per rules, the project proponents were bound to inform without any delay regarding the discovery of new mineral at the lease site but they did not inform the mining department regarding the discovery of boulder and gravel on the lease site and indulged in illegal mining of boulder and gravel,” the NGT order reads.
The NGT directed Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) and SEIAA to recover environmental compensation from the firms for mining boulder & gravel illegally without any environmental clearance or consent for mining such minerals. The NGT directed the firms to pay penalty for illegal extraction of groundwater in terms of the Notification dated March 17, 2022, issued by the Haryana Water Resources Authority.

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