Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding illegal extraction of coal in the State of Meghalaya, 28/03/2018

  • 28/03/2018

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Ka Hima Nongstoin Land Owners, Coal Traders And Producers Association Vs All Dimasa Students Union, Dima Hasao District Committee & Others dated 28/03/2018 regarding illegal extraction of coal in the State of Meghalaya.

On 21.09.2016 Supreme Court passed a order which allowed the petitioners as well as the respondents who have mined the coal permission to transport the coal on payment of royalty and other fees. The extracted coal can be transported from 1st October, 2016 till 31st May, 2017. It is further directed that no other extraction shall take place in the meantime. 

The State of Meghalaya has filed the instant application wherein it is stated that approximately 5.00 lakhs MT of coal is still lying on various places and time up to 31st May, 2018 be granted to transport the aforesaid coal.

Supreme Court extends the time for transportation of the extracted quantity of approximately 5.00 lakhs MT lying in various places in the State of Meghalya, upto 31.05.2018 in the same terms and conditions as contained in the order dated 21.09.2016. It shall also be ensured that while transporting the aforesaid quantity of coal, it shall not lead to creation of any type of pollution.