Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding illegal mining of coal by cement companies, East Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, 17/03/2021
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Agnes Kharshing Vs State of Meghalaya dated 17/03/2021. Grievance in the application was against the illegal mining of coal by cement companies at East Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya. Case set out in the application was that the cement plants in question were undertaking mining causing pollution to Lukha and Lunar rivers resulting in death of fishes.
The NGT directed the 12 member Committee headed by Additional Secretary MoEF&CC, which was constituted to look into illegal coal mining in the state to look into the present matter and take appropriate action in accordance with law.