NGT to Haryana Govt: What’s your stand on Aravalli realty?

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday directed Haryana government to submit its stand on a 2017 Union environment ministry report that stated that a housing project of Bharti Land Ltd. in Aravallis, Faridabad district, was proposed on ‘deemed’ forest land. The deadline for the report has been set to September 30. The Tribunal also directed the ministry to submit its final report on the issue during the next hearing on November 12. Read more

Courtesy: DNA

Group taps CM on unabated mining

Shillong: Illegal coal mining and transportation is still on in spite of the ban by the National Green Tribunal, a group has alleged in a petition to Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma.

The Wildlife and Environment Protection Group from West Jaiñtia Hills, in the petition, alleged that in spite of the serious effort by the NGT to preserve the environment, there are brisk coal-mining activities and environmental destruction at various places all over the state. Read more

Courtesy: The Telegraph

Under fire, mining officer shunted out

In the wake of allegations by residents of Khanak village and the issue raised by Congress MLA Karan Singh Dalal in the recent Assembly session regarding bungling in mining in Khanak zone in Bhiwani district, the state government has relieved the Head of Department (HoD), Mining, Panchkula, of his charge. Read more

Courtesy: The Tribune

Mining tussles in Manipur

Mining, considered one of the major economic sources of India, has long been associated with numerous controversies. And still it is a great initiative of economic activity which has significant contributions to the Indian economy. The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contribution of the Mining sector varies from 2.2% to 2.5% but going by the GDP of the total industrial sector, it contributes around 10% to 11%. Even mining in the small scale contributes 6% to the entire cost of mineral production. It’s said that Indian mining provides job opportunities to about 7 lakhs individuals. Read more

Courtesy: E-Pao

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